This years Born Classic has been announced!

Bukowskis´s experts has announces one of tomorrow's design classics

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair has established a new design award – Born Classic – in collaboration with Bukowskis, which has formed the jury. The award will go to a new product that has qualities that could make it as one of tomorrow’s design classics. The objective is to bring attention to and encourage good, long lasting design.


The winner of 2019’s ”Born Classic”:
Swedese with “Mirror” designed by FRONT.

Motivation: Starting with a relevant and sustainable production process, Swedese and Front have created a mirror from waste material that has sculptural qualities and a strong character. Produced in a limited edition, the mirror can be a future classic and potentially a collector’s item.

“It is great that Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair wants to establish this prestigious award, and Bukowskis is proud to present a jury that focuses on sustainable design from several perspectives with different backgrounds and experience. Quality and sustainability have always been key words for Bukowskis, and we hope that this award will encourage more young designers to be creative and innovative, particularly from a sustainability perspective,” says Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment & Sales at Bukowskis.

The expert jury members from Bukowskis are:
Eva Seeman: Eva studied at Christie’s in London and has worked at Bukowskis
since 1987 as a specialist in design and 20th century works of art.
Henrik Åberg: Henrik is a trained art historian. He works at Bukowskis
as a specialist in furniture and works of art and has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry.
Jonatan Jahn: Jonatan works at Bukowskis as a specialist in design and 20th-21st century works of art
and has extensive experience from MoMA in New York and Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.


Nominations to “Born Classic 2019” from Bukowskis’ jury: Henrik Åberg, Jonatan Jahn and Eva Seeman.

Al dente
Källemo
Last
Motivation: A welcome humorous contribution to one of the most important contemporary design assignments, the new Nationalmuseum. In an otherwise conformist design world, these inject a surprising breath of fresh air.

Atelier Chair
Artek
TAF Arkitekter
Motivation: Artek and TAF Arkitekter have created a contemporary potential classic that is part of the interior in the new Nationalmuseum. With strong contemporary charisma, the chair references the stackable chairs from the 1930s by Alvar Aalto and Sven Markelius.

Hommage
Tre Sekel
Matti Carlson
Motivation: With roots in the forests of Småland, the producer, together with designer Matti Carlson, has created a table that emerges from basic geometric shapes. Sophisticated details, a strong monumental expression in accord with the attractive carpentry transports the table into the future.

Mirror
Swedese
Front
Motivation: Starting with a relevant and sustainable production process, Swedese and Front have created a mirror from waste material that has sculptural qualities and a strong character. Produced in a limited edition, the mirror can be a future classic and potentially a collector’s item.

Röhsska
Blå Station
Fredrik Paulsen
Motivation: In collaboration with the Museum of Design and Craft, Blå Station and Fredrik Paulsen have created a chair that is denotative of our time. With the ambition of making design available without having to sacrifice craftsmanship and sustainability.


  • Jonatan  Jahn
    Stockholm
    Jonatan Jahn
    Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
    +46 (0)703 92 88 60
  • Eva Seeman
    Stockholm
    Eva Seeman
    Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
    +46 (0)8 614 08 31
  • Henrik Åberg
    Stockholm
    Henrik Åberg
    Specialist Furniture and Works of Art
    +46 (0)8 614 08 37