Studio E.O is a multidisciplinary design practice. It was founded by designer Erik Olovsson and is located in Stockholm.
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The project is an exploration of the relationship between geometric and organic forms – transparent and opaque. Indefinite melting materia interacts with definite angular forms and gravity determines the relationship in between.
Indefinite Vases are sculptures or containers. Functional or decorative. The contrast between the cut stone and the form of the hand blown glass emphasizes the relation between space and object, an interplay between a fragile material and its solid counterpart.
ST∞L is a sequence, a collection of experiments on colour and connections. My focus was my intuition, allowing the hand and the eye to direct my process. Daily exercises to explore and develop techniques through practice and repetition. Each day a new experiment. Each day a continuation of and reaction to the previous. Using a limited
palette of pine and screen print dye, materials left over from previous work, the small tests developed into the foundations for ST∞L. Assembled in my studio, each stool evolves from the previous, the change subtle in contrast to the bold and graphic elements within each piece. Their shared origin is clear but each presents its own unique and playful
Two contrasting materials working together to balance this candle holder, the heavy brass keeps the weight shifted back from the lighter aluminium part.
Realese date: 2016
Photo: Gustav Almestål
HOLED is a collection of boxes and storage objects. Wooden storage boxes made in birch wood with the advantage to see through what’s inside. The large holes creates a distinct graphic look and let’s the light through in an elegant way. The holes makes them light and easy to move around and to hold. They work both as stand
alone units for storage or stacked on top in endless combinations, both as a shelving system, side table or any other playful set up. The keyhole connection on the back makes them easy to wall mount. Holed boxes are made in 6 different sizes that all work together. The boxes are made in 12mm birch wood cut out with CNC. Thin powder
coated aluminium boxes are made as an extension to this system and fits inside the wooden boxes and are made for smaller sized objects.
Realese date: 2016
Photo: Gustav Almestål & Erik Olovsson.
Solid bookends in three types of metal. With a neat yet steady design this bookend will hold up all the books you need. The geometrical sharp
shapes and the polished surface creates a distinct look.
Material: Solid brass, copper, stainless steel.
Realese date: 2016 Photo: Gustav Almestål.
Laser cut coasters made in 5mm thick steel. Powdercoated in black with small rubberpads on the bottom for heat protection. The design can be described as a composition play between the
three most essential geometric forms – the circle, triangle and square, that are merged into new distinct forms. Made in 3 different versions.
Dimension: W 14,2 x H 14,2 x D 0,5 cm.
Release date: 2016.
Photo: Gustav Almestål.
Cut is s small circular storage box, made for the small things in your home, keys, pencils, lipstick etc. Made in 4mm bent ash wood with quality in mind. The opening of the circular box is elegantly cut into an ellipse covered by a mirror with the same shape. The sharp surface of the slightly
upward mirror contrasts with the matte surface of the wood and resembles the abstract shape of a face. The box fits well on a sideboard, in your shelf or a bench. The mirror is cut out to fit as a movable lid . The mirror is 3mm thick.
Dimension: H 205 W 130 mm
Material: Ash wood, mirror, rubberpads
Release Date: 2016
Photo: Gustav Almestål.
Wire letter is a letter system for outdoor and indoor entrances. Inspired by the beauty of customized door numbers on old streets and downtown neon lights, Wire letter makes your entrance more recognizable, while identifying
your space in a delicate and unique way. Every wire letter is unique because of the specialized production method. After the machine-made processes, skilled craftsmen bend each wire into several specific curves to form every letter.
When it comes to furniture, people are used to placing a object within a square space. While it is common to use a square form to arrange an object, Erik and Kyuhyung were interested in diversifying the relationship between object and space to create furniture as rooms for objects. The focus was to explore the mix-and-match quality of the ensemble in our spaces from a graphical
approach. ROOM collection is a furniture system with 25 stackable blocks and a low table with various geometric voids inspired by architecture and the objects they can hold. When all the elements of ROOM are combined it forms either a long shelf or a tall cabinet with a variety of different graphical compositions. ROOM allows each user to pick their favorite elements to build
up your own composition as a shelf, a table or just as a sculpture. Each block was inspired by specific objects, creating various shapes and sizes. Each block can be a room to invite any object, the composition is unlimited. ROOM is made in pine plywood. Press material can be found here. In a collaboration with Kyuhyung Cho. Produced by Acne Jr. For prices and more info, make a visit to Acne Jr. Photos by: Gustav Almestål, Mikael Axelsson.
Wire number is a numeral system for outdoor and indoor entrances. Inspired by the beauty of customized door numbers on old streets and downtown neon lights, Wire number makes your entrance more recognizable, while identifying
your space in a delicate and unique way. Every wire number is unique because of the specialized production method. After the machine-made processes, skilled craftsmen bend each wire into several specific curves to form every number.
In a collaboration with Kyuhyung Cho. SINE collection is a hanger system for clothing and accessories inspired by the regular tempo of sine wave. The collection consists of a clothes rack and three hangers for different purposes; one for clothes, one for belt or scarves and another for
accessories. Our focus was to explore different senses of form and object, loose and tight, bold and thin, heavy and light to find our own contrast and balance. As a result of that, SINE has harmonious contrasts – soft and straight lines, light aluminum and heavy stone, openness and
closeness. The simple system, based on the form of the wave, creates evenly spaced hanging points to give your clothes a more organized presentation. SINE rack is made from Marble and Powder Coated Aluminum and the matching hangers in Steel. For orders: www.sinecollection.se
Cube is a modular candle holder system based on a simple but distinct design concept. The clear form of a drilled solid brass cube shapes the
backbone of the system. The modular design enable many different playful combinations, allowing the user to adapt the structure,
depending on space and environment.
Produced by Menu.
Photo: Patrik Lindell & Menu
Proposal to a Graphic identity for The Swedish Centre of Architecture and Design, Ark Des.
In short we wanted to break the hierarchy between Architecture and Design by making a
reversible logotype, like a playing card. Our proposal was made as a basic framework for other designers and creatives to fill, with many different expressions, styles and attitudes.
Proposal made together with Research and Development, Kyuhyung Cho, Sara Teleman, Johan Reimers and Michael Laning. www.arkdes.se
Eriks Design Bus is a self propelled mobile design studio, with my own print shop and photo studio where I’m able to produce locally in a small edition. My aim has been to not be fixated to urban areas in favor of the countryside in order to compare the two opposing forces mainly as a
working methodically perspective. I wanted to create a mobile platform where I could challenge myself and them prevailing norms in the design industry. I’m interested in designing the actual situation in which design occurs rather than the objects themselves. The project started early 2012
and the bus have to this date visited around 40 places and performed over 20 commissions all around Sweden. Please have a visit to the design bus website here: www.eriksdesignbuss.se
A visual identity proposal for Konstfacks annual spring exhibition. Me and Yun Yu worked out a proposal based on the letter “K”, our ambition was that the exhibition would have a celebrative and energetic feeling and had serpentine’s as a
visual reference. The letter “K” is not only the first letter in Konstfack but is also strongly connected with Art/Culture in Sweden. The official term “K-marked” stands for something that has a great cultural value, in this proposal we wanted to
“K-mark” this exhibition. We designed a range of different graphic forms of the letter “K” that could be applied in a wide range of areas.
Yearcalendars for easy planning. Offset and screen printed on uncoated high quality papers.
For orders, have a look at: www.yearcalendar.se
In a collaboration with Swedish/French contemporary quartet Boréal, me and Anton Alvarez designed a method to express the synthesis between Boréal and the image of their sound. Using a speaker membrane, a pencil and thread we constructed a machine that translated
the sonic vibrations of Boréal’s music to drawings. Each drawing is its own artwork and a unique visual parallel to its origin of the music. The box consists of nine drawings which is a parallel to each track, one poster with all of the nine drawings layered on top of each other, one
photograph of the device itself, one sheets with a track list and acknowledgments. The boxes are handmade, numbered and limited to 100 copies.
Redefining the use of found objects and flea market findings.
The ongoing subject of flags, prints and patterns put in new contexts. How the symbolism of a two
dimensional print change when put in a specific site and how it reacts towards it’s surroundings
and forces of nature.
Self initiated typeface project. Made in 2011.
An ongoing project. What story does residual objects gathered at a specific site tell? What do
they reveal about the past, what do they form and how can we interpret them together? Images
taken with analog large format camera 2011-.
Self initiated typeface project.