Designers + Stylists

Anna Irinarchos {swedish designer}

October 31, 2007

I think I could go on blogging about the things I discovered in Stockholm forever – and I only visited for 4 days! I can’t imagine spending a year or even a lifetime there, it seems the design well is never dry – there’s always something new and exciting to learn about. I found out about Anna Irinarchos recently because I spotted her Magnet pendant light in a magazine (I think the Swedish Elle) and thought it was so cool because it’s magnetic, so you can personalize it however you’d like.

Anna Irinarchos {swedish designer}

After clicking around on her site, I then discovered that she is one half of a design firm called wis design, with lots of additional products. Like this gorgeous piece. Double-drool.

Anna Irinarchos {swedish designer}

I identified it immediately due to Emma who blogged about it recently, it’s called the Decades chest of drawers (thanks, Emma!) It was made using discarded drawers found at flea markets. Is this a great idea or what? I think it’s very Wary Meyers, I can see them looking for street castaways in New York and pulling together something like this. It’s also very Anthro. I wonder if this dresser will end up in a future catalog? I think Anthro buyers frequently hop planes to Scandinavia sourcing for products and inspiration because as I strolled Stockholm, I could see them selling just about everything I found there. And can you blame them? There is so much beauty and innovative design, especially in Sweden, Anna Irinarchos and Wis Design is just another example of this fact.

(images from anna irinarchos and wis design)


  • Reply Anonymous October 31, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    This dresser is very much the same style as dressers being made by Boca do Loca as covered by Grace on Design Sponge.

  • Reply Anonymous October 31, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    This dresser is so forward thinking, thank you for sharing this design!

  • Reply sarah October 31, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    The magnetic lamp is so cool, I love how it can be totally transformed in different environments.

  • Reply INV/ALT design November 15, 2007 at 1:24 am

    This dresser reminds me of a credenza version of Tejo Remy’s Chest of Drawers for Droog. I love it.

  • Reply Kim July 20, 2009 at 11:17 am

    That chest of drawers is fantastic! What a great idea!
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Queen Marchesa =-.

  • Reply alexandra keller July 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    i saw a dresser project like that somewhere once before…..i’ve always wanted to try it, but my carpentry skills would need a boost. the most i ever did was take a drawer out of a tall dresser, slide in a piece of plywood, and use it to keep my VCR – the tv was on top of the dresser. i kept all my movies in the drawers.
    .-= alexandra keller´s last blog ..Etsy Trashion Summer Sale and Giveaway =-.

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