tobias tyrbo flodström

product and interior designer

The Brief
As the urban environments expand in furious speed with expense of the nature of the city increases the need for smart solutions for adding greenery and activity areas. The city's areas must be used smart and solutions like promotes well-being in public space needed. In both larger and smaller cities such is the case called summer squares, summer streets and pop up parks recurring phenomena. Temporary parks and meeting places are created during the summer months in places like otherwise occupied by car traffic, boat storage, plowed snow or the like. Sometimes these are temporary meeting places lavish with "proper furniture", sometimes the coincidence is reflected in the furniture clearly. In the latter cases, painted pallets are one pair of trash cans and planting containers, alternatively clumsy site buildings being demolished after the season, rather a rule than an exception. Nola Industrier AB has nearly four decades delivered furniture to the public room. Furniture that lasts over time and age with dignity. Both shape and materially. Within Nola there is a strong convinced that it is possible to create temporary park environments without tumbling on shape and quality.​​​​​​​
Vilden or the wilde one is a Kufish urban gadget whose physical form has taken its inspiration from the rapidly growing urban environment with wooden structures, as seen in the Wild's construction of glulam beams.The wild wants to awaken your curiosity to explore its possibilities. Created as building blocks, Vilden is a system furniture that can be assembled into larger groups that can be used in temporary outdoor environments such as pop-up parks. The back holes create opportunities for you to use different extensions to create a larger seating area, a table where you can eat your picnic, or whatever you need.
The form is inspired by stanza 39 in Walt Whitman's poem Song of Myself:Is the Wild waiting for civilization or is it beyond it? Wherever Wild goes, men and women wish him progress.​​​​​​​
Walt Whitman - Song of my Self part 39
The friendly and flowing savage, who is he?
Is he waiting for civilization, or past it and mastering it?

Is he some Southwesterner rais’d out-doors? is he Kanadian?
Is he from the Mississippi country? Iowa, Oregon, California?
The mountains? prairie-life, bush-life? or sailor from the sea?

Wherever he goes men and women accept and desire him,
They desire he should like them, touch them, speak to them, stay with them.

Behavior lawless as snow-flakes, words simple as grass, uncomb’d head, laughter, and naiveté,
Slow-stepping feet, common features, common modes and emanations,
They descend in new forms from the tips of his fingers,
They are wafted with the odor of his body or breath, they fly out of the glance of his eyes.
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