Franks Guest: Färg & Blanche
Franks Guest: Färg & Blanche
We are re-booting our guest designer serial Franks Guest. And we are kicking off in high gear. Welcome Färg & Blanche!
Just last week (!) Färg & Blanche won Residence Magazines prestigious prize "Designer of the Year". The duo have numerous high end collaborations, working with established furniture brands such as Gärsnäs, Petite Friture and BD Barcelona as well as limited art pieces for galleries in Milan, NY and Tokyo. We love the way they describe their design as "effortlessly move between the exclusive hand made one off and the industrially produced, without ever losing a distinctive touch."
The apartment is for sale here: St Eriksplan 15.
Shop everything at our dedicated Färg & Blanche Shop.
9 Questions to Franks Guests Färg & Blanche
1. If you were working on something else for a day?
Emma: pilot, Fredrik: dancer
2. What are your thoughts on trends in the industry?
It is not something we think about in our everyday job, all we do is very personal and is based on our materials experimentation, experience, travel ....
3. Where do you find inspiration?
Much of the material, art, tailoring... but to experiment freely is the best we know. It doesn't always have a function at first, it may take time to emerge. So inspiration comes from all of our hours in the workshop, in the factory, and long, long discussions between us two.
4. Is color important?
It is very important, but we see it as something more long term. When we get to decide it should be a feeling that part of the shape, material and color reacts, for example with the light. In view of our name, it is a question that often comes :-)
5. The finest / ugliest you done?
It is a difficult question because it is very subjective and I do not think we can answer that ... Everything we do is an important part of our journey.
6. When do you lie?
When we get strange interview questions ;-)
7. What stuff do you throw out that has passed the best before date?
Nothing!!! Everything can be discussed and used in more ways than one ... even food.
8. Recent purchases?
A vase from Anna Elzer Oscarson from Dusty Diamond series, we have followed each other for many years and has exhibited at the fairs. It's so much more fun to have items at home that friends have made.
9. Do you live as you preach?
What is important for us is that you should follow your gut feeling, and listen to your own background and history. In this meaning we feel we do live as we preach.
More photos and design pieces in our Färg&Blanche shop released 16 december.
Stockholm based design studio FÄRG & BLANCHE was founded in 2010 by the Swedish designer Fredrik Färg and designer Emma Marga Blanche, born in France. As a studio, they work across a wide variety of fields, collaborating with established furniture brands such as BD Barcelona Design, Gärsnäs, Petite Friture and Design House Stockholm to name a few, as well as producing their own collections and limited art pieces for galleries. Known for their experimental stance, where each expression informs the other, they effortlessly move between the exclusive hand made one off and the industrially produced, without ever losing their distinctive touch.