Tobias Birgerssons skulpturer på Hammarbyhöjdens trygghetsboende tar form


Rörkärlek, Tobias Birgersson. I den långa korridor som binder samman tre hus.

Tobias Birgersson har arbetat med dessa skulpturer för Micasa i samarbete med Stockholm Konst

I en lång korridor som länkar samman tre hus på Hammarbyhöjden är Tobias skulpturer det som ger identitet, sätter prägel på de olika mötesplatserna. Ledstången löper genom hela och ofta är det den som på olika sätt förändras i taktila möten med olika material och uttryck. Arbetet planeras vara klart i mitten av Augusti.


Sommarstängt den 30/6-15/8 2015

Rosenkvarts, beryll, Pernilla Sylwan.

Rosenkvarts, beryll, Pernilla Sylwan.

LOD stänger för semester

Åter öppet tisdagen den 18 augusti.

Med en arbetsvecka kvar då butiken är öppen som vanligt passar vi på att önska alla en fenomenastikt härlig semester. För frågor, eller önskat möte mejla LODs medlemmar eller, vi tar bara emot inbokade besök.

Under tiden finns flera av LODs arbeten på Galleri Nivå 125, Design Boom Karlstad och Manos bl. a


Klara Eriksson medverkar i Design Boom, Karlstad

Columbi Ägg, bunke av silver med visp.

Columbi Ägg med visp, av silver. Foto Christian Habetzeder.

Klara Eriksson visar processen bakom Columbi Ägg

CCC Karlstad den 24 juni till 14 augusti 2015

Design boom är en utställning som presenterar hela den värmländska designnäringen. Alla designområden – från industridesign till grafisk design, webbdesign, arkitektur och tjänstedesign – har designprocessen som gemensam nämnare. Här får du närma dig denna kreativa process som är en av de viktigaste nycklarna i utveckling av nya idéer.

Utställningen produceras av Form i Värmland och är ett samarbete mellan olika aktörer inom designområdet i Värmland; organisationer, skolor och företag inom den kreativa och kulturella näringen.

CCC Karlstad

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Form i Värmland

”Steinbeisser Experimental Gastronomy”

Artikel i tidningen TAZ i Berlin om ”Steinbeisser Experimental Gastronomy”, ett projekt som Maki har deltagit i flera gånger.

Här är länk till artikel i tyska :!5201687/

Här är en engelsk översättning :

Gastronomy – curator about tools for eating


Chopsticks tempt to share the food, says Martin Kullik. And explains why you should simply try to eat Tiramisu with the hands.

Maki OkamotoSimply re-think the fork: Maki Okamoto has done it.

Taz : Mr.Kullik, why should I eat with screw-wrenches?

Martik Kullik: Because the perception of the food changes a lot when it happens in a different setting. This is something we are dealing with since a few years and in 2009, we founded Steinbeisser as a project for experimental gastronomy. Because we see that many chefs, especially from the area of Fine Dining, spend a lot of thoughts on cutlery, dishes, glasses, and all the other stuff in their restaurants.

But the most important thing here is the right ambience.

Not only. Via the cutlery you can influence how the guest eats. Shall he eat slowly, only eat small bites? Does the taste make an even better impression when he uses a spoon? That is something that chefs nowadays think about, too.

The cutlery you are using,however,reminds more of a multi tool.

The cutlery pieces are created by Nils Hint, an iron smith in Estonia. There exist, as in many other countries of the former Soviet Union, still gigantic storing places with residual metals. Helicopter wings, pieces of old submarines, old machine guns or pistols up to cutlery and tools. Every year, Nils buys a few tons of this material and manufactures it to installations. And for us, he melded tools with cutlery. Now, you have a piece with which you can chose yourself, what you eat with, what you are used to, that means a spoon, a fork and a knife: Or do I want to eat with the pincer pliers, the screwdriver, or the hammer.

Do you have an example of how cutlery influences perception?

There is a very simple one. Many people can no longer imagine eating with their fingers. This holds at least for the Netherlands, where I live. But just try to use only your hands to eat a tiramisu. Probably, you will due to its consistence at first eat large pieces and in the end lick off your fingers. That is an entirely different experience from eating with the spoon. Here, you always have almost equal bites in your mouth.

Maybe,people like repetition?

I do not want to criticize this. Knife, fork and spoon have developed to habits. Traditions like these are important, but innovation should not be underestimated. The fascinating thing is: Because humans have such a long experience with it they developed very usable tools. They are balanced, they differ hardly in weight and length. A tablespoon weighs on average 25 grams, most of them between 15 and 30 grams. And nonetheless, designers engage themselves with cutlery: not only to fit it to the current fashion. It is also about functionality. For example, there is a cutlery from Italy that has a much more angular cutting edge. It is much more suited as a pushing-tool. And still it cuts equally well.

What about the spoon? Is there room for improvement?

The spoon is a universal key, it is the picture of the cupped hand. At our events, it always lies on the table. But once, a South Korean artist was at one of our events who tried to improve the spoon. The tool did not taper off as pointedly. She took the shell as an example. It was made of an elastic material. With it, you could pick up the food and take it to your mouth, similarly as you do it in India with the bread that you draw through cooked lentils. I tell you: With such a spoon, you can eat very quickly. Somehow, it is the perfect cutlery for fast food. So why should I not develop the cutlery depending on how the differentiation of out eating habits develops?

Then,there should also exist cutlery for somebody who wants to eat slowly.

Yes, spoons for example, that are almost one meter long or cutlery that is so heavy that you have to lay it aside for a while during the meal. That is something that we have had before. They are impractical, so you simply have to chew longer. Somehow, this would fit very well with the ayurvedic or macrobiotic kitchen that demands exactly this.

With such a long spoon I had tried to feed the person sitting on the other side of the table. Can cutlery have a social function?I’m just thinking about the difference between knife and fork and Asian chopsticks.

Absolutely. Chopsticks are much more about sharing. Knife and fork have a big similarity with the tools in a kitchen. Already a cutting tool at the table – that makes you immediately think of separation. However, the chef in the chopstick kitchen cannot delegate work to the guests. The tools are much more reduced, due to their length more appropriate to jointly take from the same plate. The plates on the other hand, that are placed in front of everybody, are much smaller as here…

…and you have no opportunity to signal: This is mine. Beyond the shape,what else determines our taste?

Colours play a very important role. Many people, who professionally savour ice cream, use golden spoons. Why? Because colour intensifies the perception of sweetness. It has also been discovered that blue intensifies the perception of saltiness. This is a discovery that you could use in hospitals or lunch rooms, everywhere, where you have to save salt for some reason. Apply it to the colour of the walls, the tables, maybe even also dishes and cutlery.

/ Interview with Martin Kullik, Steinbeisser

Kan man göra en matchande vigselring med renare form?

Äntligen har Petronella lyckats ta bilder som svarar på en del av de frågor som kunder ofta ställer om hennes geometriska vigselringar.

En grupp vigselringar, till höger mina geometriska ringar i vitguld och silver, till vänster en slät vitguldsring med kupad insida och två fasetter. Petronella Eriksson

En grupp vigselringar, till vänster Petronella Erikssons geometriska ringar i vitguld och silver, till höger en slät vitguldsring med kupad insida och två fasetter.

Kan man göra en matchande vigselring med  renare form?

En fråga vi ofta får är om det går att göra en mindre komplex variant av en ring. Ofta är det mannen som vill ha en lite renare form på sin ring. Som svar på det gjorde Petronella en slät ring med två fasetter och kupad insida, som går väldigt bra i par med hennes geometriska ring men inte är lika iögonenfallande.

På LOD är allt möjligt! Läs mer

Maki and Lena will take part in Designmarknad Stockholm at Hornstull.


Come and have a look at their beautiful jewellery!

Available jewellery at the market is:

Plants, Home, and Seeds (NEW!) series of jewellery by Makiami.

Geomini, Gjurhuven, and other work by Lena


When: 30th May,  11:00-17:00

Where: At the square by Hornstull station on Långholmsgatan

More info:

Animism – vårens visning på LOD Metallformgivning

Vårvisning på Galleri LOD, foto Christian Habetzeder.

Foto Christian Habetzeder.

Välkommen på vernissage torsdagen den 7:e maj 2015 kl.11–18 på Galleri LOD.


… alla ting är besjälade
Under våren letar vi efter tingens själ, vi undersöker hur de förändrar oss och våra liv. Se och känn på våra alster i en speciell vårvisning på Galleri LOD.

Klara Eriksson föreläser på designdagarna i Örebro

Columbi Ägg, silverskålen som vann Design S award 2014

Columbi Ägg, vinnare kategori hantverk Design S Award 2015.

Mode och design Weekend i Örebro 29/4-3/5

Under Örebros Mode och Designweekend är Klara Eriksson en av representaterna för Design S Award som föreläser om sitt arbete. Detta sker den 29/4 i saluhallarna på Kungsgatan kl 18.00.

Svensk Form Örebro

Tobias Birgersson och Klara Eriksson deltar i Schoonhoven Silver Award 2015

Shoonhoven Silver Award 2015

Shoonhoven Silver Award 2015

Klara Erikssons Ägg skål med visp i silver och Tobias Birgerssons Cabbage patch, silver och kalebass är två av totalt 18 silversmeder/artister som är nominerade från främst Europa men även USA och Korea.
Utställningen öppnar den 24/4 och då är även prisutdelningsceremonin på Hollands silvermuseum i Shoonhoven. SSA anordnas vart annat år.

Shoonhoven Silver Award