14 January 2010

SCOOP! Acne Furniture!

You already know and love Acne for their beyond-cool denim and sexy-edgy ready-to-wear line (watch the world go crazy for their Spring ’10 nail heel shoes…). But now there’s about to be something new to covet… Acne Furniture.

Now, you might think this is a little bit of a random departure from fashion, but this is actually where Acne founder Jonny Johansson began his design career, and he’s passionate about it too, telling Grazia Daily “for me it’s interesting to be working with furniture again, as it’s where I started as a designer.”

Johansson wouldn’t let us give too much away about the forthcoming line (sorry), but he’s giving us a teasey clue about the vibe of the furniture, citing mid-century Swedish design legend Carl Malmsten, as his style icon; “Malmsten has always been an inspiration to me, and that particular time of neo-classicism and Swedish design. The hand-crafted nature of [his] pieces sums up the handy crafting movement and it’s simplicity and quality is super interesting to me…”

Sounds good to us. Here’s some pics of Malmsten’s furniture, and some Spring ‘10 Acne images, so you can daydream a little about what’s in store for your abode…


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