Ceannis/Formission won the Formidable award

At every Formex fair there is an award called Formidable handed out to the best exhibitors in different categories such as best booth, textiles, metal and ceramics, to inspire and reward good design.  I took a fancy for the winner of this years prize for best wood/rattan/cane product; Ceannis/Formission and their rattan lounge chair with a low foot stool.


Formission is a fair trade project equally owned by the Federation of Norwegian Commercial and Service Enterprises (HSH) and the Swedish Chambers of Commerce, and distributed by Ceannis.


It is a collection created by famous Scandinavian designers and manufactured in rural parts of Vietnam by local craftsmen. The collection is developed by Danish stylist Peter Oedegaard and designed by Nygårds Maria Bengtsson and Thomas E. Alken, and is already out in the shops.

A nice extra feature is that you can easily turn the foot stool into a small table by putting a tray on it, like this:


Other things from this collection, too good to be missed:


Ps. They handed out a rather large version of the basket above to all members of the press, so now I am the happy owner of one of them! It is even nicer in real life, and I think I'm going to use mine to store some of my magazines, just beside the sofa so they are always at hand.


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  • Looks really nice!

  • What a brilliant idea to paint cane black! I am often taken with the look of cane furniture, but it has too much student/beach house vibe for me. But in a different colour, it comes into its own. Thanks for this inspiration!