‘Beyond Local’ Homeware Collection by Anna Gudmundsdottir

Available to view right now at Milan Design week, Ventura Lambrate, Beyond local consists of everyday homeware objects created in collaboration with local manufacturers in south of Sweden. The objects are designed ”backwards”.

In contradiction to normal praxis, where objects are designed and then brought as a sketch to the manufacturer, the design process behind these objects started at the place of manufacture. The design of these products are based completely on what the manufacturers can do established through a range of visits, discussions and experiments to investigate the processes and materials. By taking part in the skills and knowledge of these professionals it is possible to take advantage of the processes to produce more efficiently.

The collection itself consists of seemingly everyday objects that exemplify the sort of products that we as consumers normally deem as disposable. This is also a product category that is often overlooked by designers. These home ware objects are not only designed for function but also for decoration and have, contrary to their mass produced counterparts, strong character and a story of origin.

Photos by sneck productions