LAST, a collaboration between Åsa Jungnelius, Gustaf Nordenskiöld and Fredrik Paulsen, is a pop-up experience, a shop that can appear anywhere, be it an interior design shop, a gallery, online, or outdoors. Next week during Stockholm Design Week you can experience LAST at Upplandsgatan 9.
The concept behind LAST is simple: purchase an object directly from its maker. No intermediaries, long journeys, questionable materials or sweatshop labour. All of the products in the LAST collection are handmade by the artist in his or her studio.
As long as there is water to drink, there will be cups to drink from. But the variation in form these cups can take is virtually limitless. In today’s globalized world, how can we produce products of flesh and blood? Products made with care, that are built to be used for a long time? Can artists and designers circumvent the corporate hierarchy of massproduction and instead manufacture objects themselves, says Gustaf Nordenskiöld.
The LAST line is comprised of customized, one-of-a-kind pieces that collectively suggest integrity and the ability to last a long time. Not only are the products sustainable, but they work together to promote design that is slower, more personal, and more thoughtful. A LAST that will last.