Over the past year, we have worked intensively finding our real core- our main raison détre. We have made a lot of deliberate choices aimed at a sustainable future. applicata´s new collection is based on the idea of creating "A SPECIAL GIFT FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION"
We have been very SELECTIVE IN OUR CHOICE OF DESIGN COLLABORATIONS and when curating our designs. We have brought new, EXCLUSIVE MATERIALS into play. Very importantly, we have made strong decisions about PRODUCING LOCALLY and about OPTIMISING OUR PACKAGING.
Our design DNA is distinctive by taking the vibrant energy, aesthetics and wildness found among new and rising design talents and artists and coupling it with traditional artisanship, ensuring that everything is produced at family-owned, Scandinavian workshops. That is how our new collection came into being. And this approach will be an existing springboard for future design collaborations.
Applicata has been best known for objects made of solid wood. The new collection embraces materials such as brass, coloured glass and paper - and is complimented by selected wood items from our existing range. In our choice of materials for this new collection, it was important for us to bride the gab between the various materials now in use. Each object is beautiful on its own, but will also complement each other. Ideally, we want our designs to age gracefully, ACQUIRING A PATINA that accentuates their authenticity and gives them genuine lasting power. We aim to make things that last - for generations.
We have actively decided that all applicata items should be produced locally. Reflecting this, everything we make is manufactured at family-owned workshops in Scandinavia - mainly in Denmark. Our wooden products are produced in Denmark and Sweden and the brass products in Denmark. Even our package is produced in Denmark. The Mouth-blown glass is produced in the southern part of Sweden.
As we decided to focus on accessories for "that special occasion" we also decided to upgrade our packaging, so that the customer will not only want to keep the product itself, but the box it came in too. THE TRIBUTE TO WOOD box collection is made for applicata as a product box for all our new designs and a selected part of existing products. You can use the the box for storage and home decoration afterwards. The boxes are also available as part of the applicata collection.