Elektra is the name of a fictive collection of domestic appliances by Hanna Ljungström, member of the design group Lots. Elektra shows a vision for development of the Swedish glass industry. Elektra also shows a vision of how glass could turn the everyday cooking process into a sensual experience and provide enjoyment in everyday life. Three domestic appliances on concept level made of glass, black thermoplastic and gold have been developed in dialogue with Orrefors Kosta Boda – a water kettle, a toaster and a moka brewer.
Hanna Ljungström found a gap in the market concerning domestic appliances between retro design at one side and minimalism at the other. With the Elektra collection Hanna tried to develop a series of products that you don´t have to hide away in a cabinet. Products with a bold character inspired by the catwalks of the grand fashion brands. The handmade organic thermo plastic tops make a nice contrast to the controlled classic relief of the glass. By allowing the tops to be handmade Hanna creates an interesting meeting between industry and craft – a theoretic vision that Hanna finally has made into reality.
The Elektra collection can bee seen at the Röhss Museum in Göteborg, Sweden 19/5 – 3/6 2007. If you would like to communicate with the people bhind Lots, visit their Myspace page where a blog soon is up and running.
I’m also proud to announce that you will be able to read interesting posts by Hanna Ljungström every now and then here at the David Report blog with the start early next week. Welcome Hanna!