Monstera art suite for ICEHOTEL 28 by Kauppi & Kauppi

The 28th rendition of the famous ICEHOTEL has just opened for the season of 2018:

 ”The entire ICEHOTEL opened December 15 on the riverbank in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. With a total of 35 uniquely designed art- and deluxe suites, ice bar, ice ceremony hall and ice gallery, the guests are welcomed to experience an unforgettable night on ice and snow.

36 artists from 17 different countries have created 15 totally unique art suites, a magnificent Main Hall, and a special ice ceremony hall. Everything, including the artwork, can only be experienced at ICEHOTEL during the winter in Jukkasjärvi. When the winter season is over, it all melts down and return to Torne River as part of a perfect cycle.” 

Johan Kauppi & Nina Kauppi was two of the international artists that contributed to this years edition with the ’Monstera’ art suite (202). A themed winter garden for sweet dreams, inspired by the popular as well characteristic plant, Monstera Deliciosa. 

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Frosty leaves, details of Monstera art suite in Icehotel 28, by Johan & Nina Kauppi

Frosty leaves, details of Monstera art suite in Icehotel 28, by Johan & Nina Kauppi

Teaching at Sami University by Kauppi & Kauppi

Studio Kauppi & Kauppi spent a fantastic week in northernmost Scandinavia. Johan had the great honour to be invited as guest teacher at Sami University where the seminars where held in both Kautokeino, Norway and Inari, Finland. An exciting week with experience of amazing culture and beautiful snow-covered landscapes. 

Nina did photo excursions discovering the arctic landscape to extend our collection of views, patterns and details. A preparation for the release of upcoming new design projects 2018.

Winter scenery from Kautokeino, Norway. 

Winter scenery from Kautokeino, Norway. 

Sajos, Sami Cultural Centre by HALO Architects. Inari, Finland.

Sajos, Sami Cultural Centre by HALO Architects. Inari, Finland.

Kebne - Winner of Archiproducts Design Awards 2017! by Kauppi & Kauppi

"The Archiproducts Design Awards 2107 spotlight the most virtuous cooperations between brands and designers, and the innovations of their products as well, celebrating the successful results that today are writing new chapters in the history of architecture  and design.”

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The international jury, whose members are 40 among the most influent international architecture firms, in synergy with the Archiproducts Design Awards team, selected Kebne Outdoor Gym by Nola Industrier out of over 600 candidate proposals coming from all over the world.

Kebne, designed by Kauppi & Kauppi, was awarded Winner in the category of Outdoor, due to its: Concept / Product graphics and semantics / Functionality and operability / Userfriendliness.

Kebne by Nola Industrier, designed by Kauppi & Kauppi. Archiproducts Design Awards - Winner 2017. 

Kebne by Nola Industrier, designed by Kauppi & Kauppi. Archiproducts Design Awards - Winner 2017. 

3 x German Design Award 2018! by Kauppi & Kauppi

Amazing news! 3 designs by Kauppi & Kauppi receives prestigious prizes in German Design Award 2018 in design collaborations with Nola Industrier and Glimakra of Sweden!

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The German Design Award  is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honor unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape.

The Gold award stands for international design excellence. Gold is only awarded to the best of the best in each category of the German Design Award.

The jury of the German Design Award 2018 is made up of 42 design experts from various disciplines. They come from the world of business, education and science as well as the design industry and are recognized leading authorities in their respective fields.”

The prize ceremony will be held February the 9th in Frankfurt am Main at the international fair Ambiente.

Kebne by Nola Industrier, design Kauppi & Kauppi. Gold winner, German Design Award 2018.

Kebne by Nola Industrier, design Kauppi & Kauppi. Gold winner, German Design Award 2018.

The outdoor gym Kebne receives a precious GOLD award in the category of Public Design. “The award makes us especially proud since the aim for this product is to welcome everyone regardless of age, gender or conditions. We believe Kebne can make an important difference in people’s life’s!” says Nina Kauppi. The Kebne Outdoor gym was launched 2017 in collaboration with Swedish company Nola Industrier, one of Scandinavia’s leading manufacturers of contemporary outdoor products.

Wakufuru by Glimakra of Sweden, design Johan Kauppi. Gold winner, German Design Award 2018.

Wakufuru by Glimakra of Sweden, design Johan Kauppi. Gold winner, German Design Award 2018.

Wakufuru, a sound absorbing furniture family in solid wood receives GOLD in the very prestigious category of Furniture. Johan Kauppi has designed a delightful family of tables, benches and islands with hidden sound absorption for Glimakra of Sweden, specialized in acoustic design solutions for public spaces.

“I'm proud of the recognition Wakufuru and Subtle receives. Both product families are designed with a special desire to continue the long tradition of woodworking and benefit from the acoustics expertise at Glimakra of Sweden. The products are restrained and genuine, at the same time they carry a large amount of innovation. Just like the company behind the products”, says Johan Kauppi.

Subtle is a family of sound-absorbing room dividers inspired by trestles, rewarded WINNER in the category of Office furniture. The design is a collaboration between Johan Kauppi and Glimakra of Sweden.

Subtle by Glimakra of Sweden, design Johan Kauppi. Winner, German Design Award 2018.

Subtle by Glimakra of Sweden, design Johan Kauppi. Winner, German Design Award 2018.

Tartu Bridge - Vallastaden Urban Living Expo by Kauppi & Kauppi

Vallastaden 2017 is an urban living expo held between September 2-24 in Linköping, Sweden. "For three weeks visitors to Vallastaden get a unique opportunity to experience the future way of living – today."

The exhibition shows several new bridges and one of them is the red Tartu Bridge (Tartubron) which is designed by White Arkitekter and Johan Kauppi.

Vallastaden writes about the bridge:  "The red bridge over Smedstadsbäcken has become a symbol of Vallastaden. The bridge is designed to provide an experience of a living room on the water; a feeling of being invited. With red wood panels and expanded metal lining, Tartu Bridge resembles a red exclamation mark located in the middle of the district."

Tartu Bridge (Tartubron) at Vallastaden Urban Living Expo. Photo: Vallastaden 2017

Tartu Bridge (Tartubron) at Vallastaden Urban Living Expo. Photo: Vallastaden 2017

Vallastaden Urban Living Expo 2017. Photo: Ida Gyulai

Vallastaden Urban Living Expo 2017. Photo: Ida Gyulai

Vallastaden Urban Living Expo. Photo: Vallastaden 2017

Vallastaden Urban Living Expo. Photo: Vallastaden 2017

News at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017 by Kauppi & Kauppi

We can highly recommend stopping by Glimakra of Sweden´s booth, showing and presenting many interesting news - as always! Some of this years news are designed by Johan Kauppi and are all products with sound absorbing properties.

Hilja wall absorbers by Glimakra of Sweden 2017, design Johan Kauppi

Hilja wall absorbers by Glimakra of Sweden 2017, design Johan Kauppi

Wakufuru tables and benches by Glimakra of Sweden 2017, design Johan Kauppi

Wakufuru tables and benches by Glimakra of Sweden 2017, design Johan Kauppi

Limbus Subtle, floor screens by Glimakra of Sweden 2017, design Johan Kauppi

Limbus Subtle, floor screens by Glimakra of Sweden 2017, design Johan Kauppi

Limbus BuildUp, a fabric covered interior wall & partition system by Glimakra of Sweden 2017, design Johan Kauppi

Limbus BuildUp, a fabric covered interior wall & partition system by Glimakra of Sweden 2017, design Johan Kauppi