DESIGN

Remake Sthlm and Lisa Hilland present pouf made of reused denim to support young designers

Made of donations to a Stockholm charity.
By JOHAN MAGNUSSON
May 04, 2022

Hilland is the designer and founder of Mylhta, a furniture brand launched in 2019.

— Me and Kadi Harjak, the owner of Swedish retailer NK Inredning with who I work closely, were planning the launch of Mylhta’s new design, a pouf called Lumi. After the pandemic, we felt a need to collaborate more — and support young designers in their work. So, Kadi launched the idea to invite some of Sweden’s most celebrated designers to make their versions of the pouf and that the profit would fund a scholarship for young designers. This spring, we launched limited-edition versions of the Lumi Pouf by Magniberg, myself, Remake Sthlm, and others.

Limited-edition Lumi Poufs for a good cause.

Founded 20 years ago, Remake Sthlm has been a pioneer in environmental and social sustainability. Using textiles, garments, and other materials donated to its owner — local charity Stockholms Stadsmission — every garment is unique and produced locally by the charity’s social organisation, which involves workplace integration, south of Stockholm.

— This is the way I have always worked with and approached fashion; nothing and no one should suffer because of my needs, says founder and designer Marie Teike, continuing,

— For this project, it was a natural choice for us to use the blue and white shades of denim that we use so much in our collections. We made a roll of our fabric that we sent to the factory. That’s the coincidental design process we have daily in our own micro-factory, where we have no control over where the patches end up but we control which patches that go together.

Marie Teike and her pouf.

Young designers can apply for the scholarship until June 1. Shortly after that, a jury will select the winning proposal. The applicant will receive hands-on design advice from the jury and €5,000 to realise his or her project which will be displayed at NK Inredning during Stockholm Design Week early next year.

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