ACNE’s Jonny Johanssen presented their collection of furniture this weekend in Paris. In Mr. Johanssen’s own words, ”The Nya Berlin was an archetypical piece of Malmsten design and was created for use in the Swedish consulate in Berlin. It has not been in production since 1949, so it was really inspiring to work with. With this sofa as a reference, I started to look at how we worked architecturally, instead of just treating say the upholstery. I decided as an alternative to objectify its form from a perspective play. As we do with fashion we played with proportion, lineage and structure – stretching, squashing and pulling the simplistic shape to create new sculptural forms. and why we chose to dress it in indigo? Denim is our heritage and i thought it was super interesting to treat the upholstery in the same way we approach our jeans – by washing bleaching and hand-dying the pieces to create very bespoke finishes. I just love how the fabric changes and grows with time. For me denim is always fashion…”
Many more looks from the ACNE furniture presentation in Paris after the click.