During Stockholm Design Week Vestre will expand its furniture collection with the new series Atlas, Parklets 2.0 urban flooring, Share shelving and Kong tables.
“In a few years, more than 70 % of the world’s population will live in urban areas. At the same time, towns must cut down their emissions of greenhouse gases to practically nothing. That means we have to re-think the way we plan and use our towns,” says Jan Christian Vestre, CEO of Vestre, the outdoor furniture manufacturers.
During Stockholm Design Week, Vestre is introducing several new series, including two completely new product categories, which will contribute to greener and more sociable towns:
- Urban flooring Parklets 2.0 extends pavements and provides more free space for people and plants. Parklets 2.0 consists of six complete modules which can quickly be placed in a street area, and moved if wished. The modules have adjustable feet, so they can be adapted to different situations and height levels. Parklets 2.0 was designed by the Studio Oslo Landscape architects (SOLA) and the designer partners Johan Verde & Hong-Ngo Aandal.
- Share is an urban shelf or sharing station where people can leave things, so others can pick them up and give them a new life. The idea is that a paperback or pair of shoes that you no longer need could be useful to others. It is a way of avoiding a ‘throw-away society’ in towns. Share was designed by Hallvard Jakobsen and Artur Wozniak.
- The Atlas series simply asks to be placed in social meeting places where people can gather. Atlas consists of frames in varying lengths and square seats with or without backs and arm supports. This level of flexibility means that Atlas can be programmed in countless ways and adapted to any urban environment. Atlas was designed by Espen Voll, Tore Borgersen and Michael Olofsson.
- The Kong table is an addition to the series with the same name. Kong draws its inspiration from the virgin forests of Scandinavia, and consists of sturdy wooden components with frames in hot-dip galvanised, powder-coated steel. Kong was designed by Allan Hagerup.
“Our goal is to be recognised as the world’s most sustainable outdoor furniture manufacturer. We have integrated 9 of the UN’s 17 sustainability goals into our business philosophy. Vestre uses Scandinavian materials and renewable energy, and all our products come with a lifetime anti-rust warranty. The collection we are just launching includes new steps towards more sustainable urban development,” says Vestre.
Stockholm Design Week (5–11 February 2018) is the world’s largest meeting place for Scandinavian design. One of the events during the design week is the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair: Vestre will be there on stand A36:18. Vestre will also be showing new products at the Norwegian embassy in Stockholm.
Contact information for Norway: Jan Christian Vestre, telephone + 47 41 54 58 05, e-mail [email protected]
Contact information for Europe: Sanna Fehrman, telephone +46(0)7623 32 158, e-mail [email protected]
High-resolution images are available from vestre.com.
Vestre is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of sustainable furniture for towns and cities, parks and outdoor public spaces. Our vision is to create democratic meeting places where people of different social, cultural and financial identities can come together. Vestre has supplied furniture for places such as Aker Brygge in Oslo, Hornsberg beach park in Stockholm, King’s Cross in London, Places des Halles in Paris and Times Square in New York. Vestre collaborates with well-known Scandinavian designers, and has received the Award for Design Excellence (DOGA-merket) 14 times. All production takes place in Sweden and Norway using locally sourced materials with long lifetimes. Vestre is the world’s first manufacturer of climate neutral outdoor furniture, and the makers of the world’s first urban furniture with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. We are a family-owned company, now run by the third generation.