We are the swedish design duo Åsa & Emme Copparstad.
After years of making products for other companies
and in other areas we decided to finally join forces
and start up together.
In the beginning of the summer of 2010 we launched our
first product "PocketHuset".
From 2011 Copparstad has taken a more conceptual approach.
We will use this studio to explore the world around us.
It will be our own spiritual green house..
Copparstad at !
Visit us in the Copparstad booth in the Young Designers Lounge!
Big thanks to Anders Löven at Svetsbolaget i Mariestad & Martin Elfström at CERTEX!
Emme at Formex
Big Bang Lamp
This lamp visualizes the force that flows from a point in space. Like the sun, an explosion or the force radiating from some radioactive matter.
The idea for this lamp was born during an art course at Konstfack in 2011. The tsunami earthquake in Japan occured just before. Even though the death toll of the flooding was estimated to some 22000 and no casualities have yet to be reported due to the radiation from the damaged nuclear reactors almost all media attention switched to focus on the latter. What is it that makes us so unrationally afraid of radioactivity?
Is this the ghost & goblins of the postmodern age?
Bamboo sticks, beeswax, glass, epoxy)
This lamp started with the idea of making unique products in mass production processes. Along the way, we discovered how nice it is as a designer to let go of the formgiving & let the process, material & chance to do the job instead. The force from the hydraulic press of 120 tons is frozen in the metal.
(0,7mm Powdercoated sheet metal)
We consume violence like never before. Violence fills our news programs, newspapers & the internet. As if this wasn't enough much of the entertainment we consume also circulates around violence in various forms. Books, films and TV games depicts violence in a never-ending stream.
Violence is sexy. It scares yet attracts. And it SELLS...
We love violence at a distance. We are fascinated by death, but it must not come too close.
With this shelf, we want to make a connection between the fictional violence & the force of violence in the real world.
(1,5mm powdercoated sheet metal, some lead...)
LED Task Light
Made from turned wood.
We are very pleased to announce that DesignTorget has picked out Pockethuset (the Paperback house)to be nominated as Thing of the Year :)
Magasinet in "Expressen-Leva och Bo" Magazine.
Back ontrack after holidays and computer chrashes...
We are happy that Bonniers Konsthall will keep Pockethuset and Magasinet in their shop even after christmas.
Pockethuset in Family Living Magazine.
Copparstad wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
With our lives in jeopardy we went out to take this picture. -23 degrees!
Copparstad products for sale at Bonniers Konsthalls Julshop!
2010-11-27 to 2010-11-28
Copparstad at Konstfack's Christmas market!
November has seen a lot of experiments with a new lamp... We're currently looking for ways to make a product out of this and to bring it to the market...
Our new product >>Magasinet<< - a shelf soon to hit the shelves!
We are now gearing up for the first deliveries of Magasinet. This is scheduled for next week!
5th batch of Pockethuset ordered before the 4th even has arrived!
Sales went up so much during our DesignTorget campaign that we ran out completely. Next week however we expect to get a new fresh pallet...
...and then another one to cover Christmas sales...
DesignTorget liked our second product Magasinet sharply!
The product is now being industrialized and should hit the shelves in week 42 if everything goes as planned.
The product will only be sold in selected stores in Stockholm & Uppsala due to it's size and logistical properties.
Here are the stores where it will be sold:
* DesignTorget's Web-shop
PocketHuset picking up in sales!
The sales of PocketHuset has now increased drastically.
We must order our 4th batch ASAP!
Now its finally here! Our new storage for magazines!
We call our new product "Magasinet".
It's a storage shelf/sideboard for magazines. It holds up to 6 years of monthly magazines(85pcs each 6mm).
Powder coated sheet metal 2mm.
Price: 1495 SEK (shipping included).
Hus&Hem has an interesting poll at their site!
New batch of paperback houses arrived yesterday.
Sales are up due to press & campaign. Been busy delivering to different DT stores yesterday and today.
Also prototypes of the new house has arrived!
Looking good! We'll drop pics of it as soon as we got a supplier signed up.
Insane campaign started at DesignTorget!
Our pretty faces are selected to be displayed in the window of all stores together with 4 other product designers!
Press also coming up in SVD on Saturday and Hus&Hem next issue we are told. Hus&Hem is a very good thing because it is given away for free during the Stockholm book fair! That can't be bad!
DesignTorget competition aimed at the public coming up in September which will lead to press in Metro on 5-6 of September.
If this won't boost the sales of the Paperback House we don't know what will...
DesignTorget Kulturhuset Sergelstorg
New products under development!
2 more products are under development. One of them is a new "house" for storage.
The other is a new lamp concept which will be entering early prototyping phase as soon as the new "house" is finalized.
Copparstad at FORMEX!
Visit us in the Skogsvild booth in the Ful Design - Happy Farm - Young Designers Lounge.
A lot of deliveries to DesignTorget are being performed to prepare for the upcoming campaign.
The "Paperback House" is our first product done together under the name Copparstad.
Clever storage of the pocket books you plan to read next, with a special place for the ongoing one!
Powder coated sheet metal.