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The video project Longing to fly, Longing to fall had its premiere at Stockholm Furniture Fair.

It is a unique collaboration of art, dance, music and furniture design. 

Swedish architect and musician Erika Janunger created a buzz in 2007 with her art and music video Weightless, where the dancers performed in a room twisted 90 degrees. The effect was a mind-boggling illusion of weightlessness, and the attention was wide enough for the video to be displayed on Times Square in New York During 2013, Janunger has been working on her new project, which further explores similar effects.

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– In Longing to fly, Longing to fall we have continued to experiment with the bodily movements in relation to space and gravity, but in new ways, says Erika Janunger. The concept we have come up with also works very well live, which we realized during the shooting. So apart from showing the film at festivals and exhibitions, we are also planning on turning it into a live performance.

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The unique blending of art forms stands out, and the addition of furniture from design duo Färg & Blanche closes the creative circle. The furniture is created specifically for Longing to fly, Longing to fall with designs and materials that could withstand the tough conditions on set. The outdoor sequences for instance were shot in a gravel pit and at a wood chip factory.

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– Everything in this project is created separately but still blends perfectly together, says Erika Janunger. It’s not just a dance film. We have inspired each other, but the choreography, music and design can also stand on their own. They are separate parts that become stronger together.

01-1The project shows the benefits of collaboration, and choreographer Oskar Frisk hopes to see more interesting ways of spreading dance as an art form.

– Blending art forms in an unexpected way like this is very interesting, he says. It’s like a cultural cross-fertilization where a collaboration with architects, musicians and designers can bring forth new ways of exploring bodily expressions.

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The video was released on February 5 together with FÄRG & BLANCHE design exhibition “WOOD TAILORING”

03Director and composer: Erika Janunger

Producer and choreographer: Oskar Frisk

Furniture design: Färg & Blanche

Music and arrangements: Erika Janunger,  Pontus Langendorff and Uno Helmersson

Dancers: César Garcia & Stacy Aung – Norrdans, Härnösand

Costume designer: Helena Helle Carlsson

Financiers: Kulturbryggan, Norrdans, Film i Västernorrland, Landstinget i Västernorrland.

 

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Thanks for a fantastic Stockholm Furniture Fair & Design week, a lot happened for us last week!

DSC02160We presented our WOOD TAILORING project for the first time in an exhibition in our studio together with the premiere of an art Film “LONGING TO FLY , LONGING TO FALL” by Erika Janunger and Oskar Frisk. We made all the furniture for the film.

For more info about WOOD TAILORING look at our website : http://www.fargblanche.com

DSC02242We want to thanks all the people that came to the premiere and the exhibition, it was such a great experience to show you this fantastic collaboration.

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DSC02286We also exhibited at the Fair  at the “TWELVE-established Nordic Designers” exhibition.

Here our space  showing both new and old things like EMMA armchair , F-A-B chair and some pieces of the wood tailoring collection.

fargblanche stofair photo alexander lagergrenOur EMMA Armchair for Gärsnäs got a little sister EMILY:

Gärsnäs 2014And we won FORM+1 AWARD for best new product 2014 at the Stockholm Furniture Fair for our WOOD LAYER armchair/WOOD TAILORING

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Adelphi_Om Nom_01We are really proud to have our F-A-B chair in the restaurant of the new 4 stars Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, that reopen this autumn.

For this project we made a special F-A-B chair with a Medium Cover that fit around a dinning table.   F-A-B chair Medium is now one of our standard.

Adelphi_Foyer_01For the lounge area our EMMA armchair we made for GÄRSNÄS, really elegantly placed by the architect team HACHEM.

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Here the Adelphi Hotel from above.

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NEW MAKERS AND DOERS, Swedish pavilion, Superstudio Più, Zona Tortona.
FÄRG & BLANCHE launches their own production of chairs called the F-A-B collection that combines industrial production with exclusive handicraft. The exhibition is arranged by Svensk Form and Business Sweden and is part of the Swedish Pavilion; Swedish Design Goes Milan. 
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ARKIZOIC BELLUM, Fabbrica del Vapore, via Procaccini 4.
For the exibition FÄRG & BLANCHE has made – Nailed Succession – an unique edition of Succession stool made of 12 000 staples set by hand. The exhibition ArkiZoic Bellum is curated by Dulio Forte and part of the BLA BLA exhibition curated by Alessandro Mendini.
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DO UT DESIGN, SIMPLE BE, San Vittore 49.
DO UT Design is a group exhibition dedicated to the knowledge of manual processing. FÄRG & BLANCHE has been invited by SIMPLE BE, an Italian bag company to make an interpretation of their basic bag called b :/ / LIMITED. 
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ZERO, Euroluce, hall 15, monter C33
The company ZERO-Lighting will show the MOON lamp, at Euroluce. The lamp was launched last year at Stockholm Furniture Fair and will be seen for the first time in Milan. 

The LINE lamp specially made for BEYOND COUTURE exhibition to create a textile cloud to give a feeling of privacy in the fair hall was a great success during last week Stockholm furniture fair.

A lot of people asked us about it and we are now searching for a producer to be able to develop this project this year.

Here some pictures of the installation / 25 LINE lamp (2 different size) at the fair:

Textiles by Création Baumann.