DESIGN

Contem launches locally produced furniture series from reclaimed wood

This new design brand is driven by the conviction that the most sustainable materials are those which have already been used.
By JOHAN MAGNUSSON
February 10, 2022

Cristian Lind is the founder of design studio Temporärt. During Stockholm Design Week this week, together with architect Jack Dalla Santa — who, among many other things, has designed All Blues’ spectacular flagship in central Stockholm — he’s launching Contem. The stool, chair, and armchair in the debut line are handmade in Stockholm from locally reclaimed, high-quality wood. Using dimensionally adapted manufacturing and a selective choice of materials, the result is new, unique, and expressive pieces that are simultaneously decades-old.

— The brand is in many ways born out of insights from the building industry and the feeling that far too much good material is being lost in the huge number of renovation and demolition projects going on in our cities. However, it is not only based on the idea of making the world a better place through sustainable and circular production, but also the realisation that this is the only reasonable way to work in order to continue doing what we love, says Jack Dalla Santa.

— This project has solved the equation of how to produce locally and sustainably, while preserving quality, drawing inspiration and references from vintage furniture, Cristian Lind adds.

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