Marginal Notes 2012 – Collection

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We came across a picture of a bearded man in a choral red tuque (pronounced “tuck”) – or burglar beanie hat – and the color caught our attention. The hat became poufs to sit on, and the their edges were folded just like the edges of the hat.  It added the function of a pocket for magazines and such, something that made us like the piece even more.


A gigantic sifter in the center of an excavation site, turned out to be a tall and handsome coat-hanger. Well, we discussed for a long while if it should work as a lamp or a clothes-hanger, but the first thing that comes to mind is usually the best. The net in the sifter helps with the catching of your keys falling out of your pockets, or just as a basket for your hats and gloves.


Alexis´ girlfriend Maryam came by the studio, and showed us her fascinating multi-colored origami polyhedra. We thought they would look interesting with a light inside, and a process of finding a paper with the right properties ensued. We gave the many sheets the right play of colours and patterns, and then Maryam put them all together by hand.


We needed backdrops for our exhibition, and with all the time we’ve spent searching for inspiration in the worlds of fieldtrips, excursions and excavations, we had the image of an insect screen in our minds. It is the perfect frame to make things in front of (or behind) it look even better.


How can boxy storage furniture let more light through? We went for making their walls more transparent. After some material tests, we had a colorful group of characters, each with different sizes and functions. They hold your things, and you can decide what you want to show and what not to. The “Keep” boxes complement the Peeps perfectly.


A frame for display, like a cage in the zoo. Traps to keep things inside and sometimes let things out of. Simple wooden cube boxes where you decide how much you want to show or not. Some have an open side, others have perforated sliding lids really hard to open from the inside.


To fell a tree, and to cut it up into useful pieces. A thing of pride for a lumberjack or a settler building their first cabin. The iconic shape of a log on a sawbuck inspired these benches, since a dead tree in the forest is really the best place for a short rest. 

The Catch

Gotcha! A firefly in a butterfly net was the visual cue that led up to this swing-arm lamp. Through its central pivot-point it can be swiveled around the room and shine a light wherever necessary. Also, it really catches the light.

About Note:

To note something, to get noted: we are named after what we try to achieve.

We like to pay attention to our surrounding, and try to create things that make others to do that as well.. By looking at what is unique in every project and emphasizing that, we transform non-material values into tactile objects and spaces. We work within the fields of architecture, interiors, products, graphic design and design management. Maybe we can help you out.

Us: Alexis Holmqvist, Susanna Wåhlin, Johannes Carlström, Kristoffer Fagerström and Cristiano Pigazzini.

A big thanks for the success of this project go to Lerch Träinredningar ( who have helped us throw the all process with their knowledge for construction and materials.

Photo by Mathias Nero

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