Designers' Saturday Collab - Open Call

We invite all designers to participate in DS Collab. Over the years we have built up a large network of talented designers and great manufacturers. By matching designers and manufacturers, we hope to contribute to a creative process around the development of a new prototype or further development of an existing idea. Have a look at the briefs below and contact the manufactures directly before the 1st of September 2022.

The results of Collab will be showcased during DS 2023, we will do a Collab exhibition and photoshoot in addition to the exposure at the manufactures' own exhibitions.

NB! The agreement will be between the designers and the manufactures. Designers' Saturday encourages solid agreements where both parties get the maximum benefit from this unique project. Designers' Saturday will contribute with content creation and PR during the process. For more information about the briefs, please contact the manufactures directly.

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Fora Form is one of Scandinavia leading experts in meeting spaces based on values such as democratic processes, trust and equality. For these settings Fora Form manufacture furniture such as tables, chairs and sofas. Some might call us experts in the contract market and the requirements for these areas. All our original designs are designed to make people work better together and thrive in their organizations.

Fora Form is looking into making accessories for the contract market. However what would be the perfect accessory based on the Fora Form brand promise of “creating engaging meeting spaces” and with Fora Form's vision of “Interaction through innovation and design wherever people meet”. What would the object that gets the conversation going be? Can a design be a conversation starter, and what would that object be?

Contact person:

Pål Eid-Hviding
[email protected]
+47 95 21 22 53

Northern wordmark

The Northern brand was born in the studios of Northern Lighting, where a team of creatives have been illuminating lives for a decade. Their collection includes furniture, lighting and accessories. Inspired by the pale beauty and rough-cut contrasts of the North, the Oslo-based brand is Nordic in spirit, yet global in style.

We want to produce a small series of lamps consisting of a table lamp and pendant.
The table lamp should fit into a window frame, the pendants should be able to hang in the same window which means it should not be too big. The pendant should also be able to function in a group / cluster.
Pendant: Light down and possibly out
Table: Light down and possibly out
Light source LED

Think environmental friendly in regards to production and transportation.

The lamps shall contribute to Northern's collection with beautiful ambient light and an exciting design language, which fits into the Northern universe.

Materials: Metal, glass, (small glass), textile, wood, stone.

Contact person:
Jonas Norheim
[email protected]

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Svenheim is one of Scandinavia's leading manufacturers of Office Furniture for almost 30 years, and wide furniture experience for more than 75 years. We provide solutions for standard, small, large and complicated projects. Flexible production is our biggest advantage. Ergonomic design is important for us and our customers. And we are always looking how to improve our products and developing new solutions that can meet tomorrow’s demands for functionality and design.

We would like help to create a new concept for multipurpose table. Used for meeting room, worktable and open area.

Contact person:
Gediminas Ryženinas
[email protected]

+37060066262

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Massimo believes that any interior can be elevated with uplifting colours and pleasant textures. At Massimo we do it one rug at a time and with the greatest of attention to design, quality, sustainability – and you.

Because all great results start with a dialogue, quality and empathy. For more than 20 years Massimo has focused on creating handmade rugs for both private homes, public spaces as well as developers.

We approach every inquiry with the same attention and curiosity, whether the best solution is one of our signature quality rugs always on stock or a one-of-a kind bespoke rug designed and made especially for the occasion.

We cannot and we will not deny our Scandinavian origin. We have a passion for subtle, natural colour schemes and long-lasting functional design – but are not afraid to challenge and tempt with a bolder, more colorful alternative.

After all, a rug is the soul of a room – and some souls are simply more hot-spirited.

Massimo have the last years had success with designer collaboration, and are now looking for a new one. It is an open brief, so by interpreting the brand and collection we are looking for new exiting design proposals to elevate the collection even further.

Contact person:
Chim Scavenius Sonne-Schmidt
[email protected]
+45 61 69 81 69

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Polyflor Nordic is Oslo based manufacturer of a full range and high quality, high performance resilient floor covering.

We are part of James Halstead Plc, with UK headquarters based in Manchester.

Polyflor is a major manufacturer of commercial floorcoverings, operating successfully throughout the world.

Polyflor are constantly striving to improve processes and products to reflect the changing demands of the marketplace.

The foundation of Polyflor’s success is our customer focus, and we work closely with contractors, specifiers and end users to understand their requirements and provide the ideal flooring solution for any installation.

The company has developed an extensive network of agents, distributors and wholly-owned subsidiaries throughout all markets, to ensure excellent product and sample availability.
Polyflor Nordic have 18 dedicated personnel within its salesforce, technical department and customer support.

PROUD TO BE GREEN, PROUD TO BE POLYFLOR

Our vision is to reduce carbon emissions across all of our operations and continue our responsible sourcing and recycling efforts. Our business model is fully encompassed by the Three Pillars of Sustainability, which focuses on Environment, Society and Economic sustainability.

We want to develop one or more custom rugs adapted / inspired by Fjordfiesta's Norwegian design furniture, especially the Sverre Fehn collection.

Materials for the carpet are from Object Carpet, German renowned carpet manufacturer with a high focus on the environment.

Contact person:

Hanne Jørgensen
[email protected]
+ 47 47 01 34 27

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Ateljé Lyktan was founded by the architect Hans Bergström in 1934. The head office and factory are located in Åhus, which is located by the Baltic Sea in Skåne. Lamps and lighting solutions have been produced here for over 88 years and the well-stocked archive has defined Swedish design over the last century. But Ateljé Lyktan does not rest on old merits, we are constantly busy creating the next generation of lighting.

Ateljé Lyktan puts light, people and the environment at the center. The importance of light for human activity and well-being is our driving force. With our solid lighting knowledge and our wide range, we create innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable products. It is a responsibility we have and a contribution we make to the world around us.

What is the morning lighting? We would like help to develop;

  • A pendant lamp for ambient light in restaurant / lounge / eating room
  • The product should contribute to create a cozy feeling in the room
  • Work with the visible surface / reduce the surface / sober light transmission
  • The product should also provide a good functional light

Contact person:

Richard Dahlen, Regional Manager
[email protected]
+ 47 97 73 45 93