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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 Scandinavian furniture brands such as Gärsnäs, Zero and Design House Stockholm, as well as producing their own collections and limited art pieces for galleries in Milan, New York and London. 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.

The creative heart of Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche can be found in their large studio in Södermalm, Stockholm. Housed in an underground garage, it functions as much as a showroom for their work as a place for hands on experimentation, with a well-equipped workshop at the back. This sense of experimentation, in particular in textiles, can be felt throughout Emma and Fredriks work, which often has a tailored, yet playful touch. The stools in their series Succession, for example, are dressed in leather and textile that has been tied with ropes and then baked, in order to create new shapes. In the collection, Wood Tailoring, they have experimented with "extreme sewing", combining wood and sewing, in a way never seen before.

Fredrik has a background as a cabinetmaker, but has always nurtured a strong interest in fashion. Emma grew up surrounded by art - her mother is an artist and art teacher. These influences can be felt in all of Emma and Fredriks work, including the various collaborations they undertake.

Emma and Fredrik have curated a number of much talked about exhibitions, such the exhibition "Inside Scandinavian design for Stockholm Furniture fair 2015", "20 Designers at Biologiska", "Beyond Couture" and the choreographed show "Design Walk". Their RE-cover chairs are represented in the collection at the National Museum in Stockholm.

FÄRG & BLANCHE received in 2013 the award "Furniture of the year" by the design magazine Sköna Hem for their chair Emma that is produced by Gärsnäs, and "Form +1 Award 2014" for Wood Layer part of Wood Tailoring series.


Stay: September 2, 2015 - November 30, 2015
Co-organized by: IASPIS