An organisation has now been set-up by Tolstrup in Lugano, Buenos Aires to help people emerge poverty through design training and development.
London based Danish designer Nina Tolstrup founded Studiomama in 2000 with husband and design collaborator Jack Mama.
Before settling in London, she trained as a designer at the prestigious Les Ateliers school of industrial design in Paris and has a BA in Marketing from the Business School in Copenhagen.
True to Nina’s Scandinavian roots, simplicity and integrity are the trademarks of her work; a pared-down, contemporary but characterful aesthetic combined with a democratic belief in good design for all. Passionate beliefs in designing for the real world go a long way to explaining the timeless and unpretentious qualities of the studio’s work.
But whilst Studiomama’s work can be simple, honest and minimal it is always playful, irreverent and humorous. The Re-Imagine Project, also exhibited at 19 Greek Street are a series of brightly coloured re-upholstered (Rescued) chairs that combine the idea of resourcefulness and reinvention with an element of fun and style.
Both the pallet chairs and the rescued chairs come in a range of different colours and patterns, proving that reclaimed materials can be reworked into new and exciting designs.