Right Now – OFFECCT Voices: The Release Party

Right now there is a release party going on in our Stockholm Showroom.

OFFECCT Voices: The Release Party

OFFECCT Voices: The Release Party

We are celebrating the launch of the book “OFFECCT – Voices: Furniture, passion and entrepreneurs” together with some of our friends in the media, partners and customers.

“OFFECCT – Voices: is a documentary book in which internal and external voices give a fascinating picture of how a small domestic company grew to become a significant player on the international market. It also gives an informed insight into contemporary design and industrial history.”

OFFECCT – Voices: Furniture, passion and entrepreneurs

OFFECCT – Voices: Furniture, passion and entrepreneurs

We also want to take the opportunity to thank those who made this book possible:

  • Max Fraser / editor. Max Fraser is a London-based writer specialized in contemporary design. Fraser has published a number of design books, including “Design UK” and “Designers on Design” which he co-wrote with Sir Terence Conran.
  • Markus Moström Design, Wolfgang – Production, Art Direction and Graphic Design
  • Nicho Södling – Product Photography in Context
  • Knut Koivisto – Portrait Photography / Dinner
  • The book is published by Arvinius Förlag.

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OFFECCT Voices: Preview #1 – The Starting Point

OFFECCT – Voices: is a documentary book in which internal and external voices give a fascinating picture of how a small domestic company grew to become a significant player on the international market. It also gives an informed insight into contemporary design and industrial history.

OFFECCT – Voices: Furniture, passion and entrepreneurs

OFFECCT – Voices: Furniture, passion and entrepreneurs

OFFECCT – Voices: will be released on February 8, but we will give you some previews here in the blog.

First out is some excerpts from a dinner conversation between Kurt Tingdal, CEO, Anders Englund, Design Manager, Eero Koivisto, Art Director and writer Max Fraser.

Max Fraser: One evening in September 2010, I joined OFFECCT’s co-founders Kurt Tingdal and Anders Englund as they reminisced the evolution of their company. This book is a story of ambition and chance, of enterprise and perseverance, told in the voices of those that made it happen.

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And here are some of the voices…

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Kurt Tingdal: I started to consider how I could have my own company. How would that affect my time and also my personal development? By the end of 1988, I had to do something. I had to spread my wings.

Anders Englund: Kurt had enough other things to do, and he needed someone to take on the product development part. [---] Kurt has a very strong vision, very similar to the one that I have. We believe that furniture is more of a component in a construction, and the construction is the house.

Kurt: Looking back, I think it was a beneficial experience to work in that company, without any money or tools but with high ambition and a large stack of problems to solve. [---] After that, things moved forward enormously fast…

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In our next post we will continue to give you some previews from OFFECCT Voices:,  including some of the things that moved forward very fast…

Kurt Tingdal and Anders Englund back in the days...

Kurt Tingdal and Anders Englund back in the days...

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