Top 6 picks by Jäll & Tofta: “Good design is all about an eye for the needs of the user”

Sina Gwosdzik and Jakob Dannenfeldt from the Berlin-based creative studio Jäll & Tofta chose their six favorite items from Finnish Design Shop. Some of the products can also be found in their own interior projects.

Flos IC S2 pendant, brass
Jakob Dannenfeldt and Sina Gwosdzik are the founders of creative studio Jäll & Tofta. Above their meeting room table hangs the IC S2 pendant by Flos.

THE CREATIVE STUDIO JÄLL & TOFTA is formed by product and interior designers Sina Gwosdzik and Jakob Dannenfeldt who run their studio in Berlin. From bespoke furniture to complex room designs, they inject a sense of fun in all their projects, mixing graphic lines and strong colors without compromising on meticulous attention to detail.

Hello Sina and Jakob and thank you for taking the time to chat with us! Could you please briefly introduce yourselves and tell us about the path that led you to where you are today?
“We are Berlin-based interior and product designers. We met during our studies and opened our studio right after graduation and the birth of our first child. We started with a series of products for kids and in the following years we focused on interior design and bespoke furniture.”

Menu Snaregade table oval
Jäll & Tofta works mainly with private clients. This dining room in Neukölln, Berlin, was furnished with Menu’s Snaregade table and chairs from the Afteroom collection.
Artek Aalto pendant A330S "Golden Bell Savoy", brass
Sina and Jakob chose the Golden Bell pendants by Alvar Aalto to give a touch of elegance to this apartment in Berlin’s Zehlendorf district.
Muuto Kink vase, sand
Sina and Jakob have also designed furniture, such as this shelf called 3L. The vase on the top shelf is Kink by Muuto.

Do you have a dream creative project or collaboration?
“We work mainly for private clients and love the personal cooperation very much. Especially when we are allowed to work on larger projects like the design of entire apartments and houses. It would be appealing to design a hotel, because it is a nice interface between residential and business projects and we like the idea of creating a whole new cosmos.”

What does good design mean to you?
“In our opinion, good design is all about attention to detail and an eye for the needs of the user.”

Top 6 picks by Sina and Jakob:

FontanaArte Bilia Mini table lamp, red

1. An Italian icon

“We just bought FontanaArte’s Bilia Mini lamp a couple of weeks ago for our office as a little red eye-catcher. Sina is a fan of designer Gio Ponti and she loves the simple but all-time favorite shape of this iconic light.”

FontanaArte’s Bilia Mini table lamp >

Poiat Lavitta chair, black

2. Crafted from wood

“The Lavitta chair by the Finnish brand Poiat has been on Jakob’s wishlist for a long time, along with the whole Lavitta product family, such as the tables. He is thinking of one or two chairs for our dining table at home.”

Poiat’s Lavitta chair >

Hay Towel It

3. Splash of color

Nathalie Du Pasquier was a founding member of the Memphis design group that successfully designed against the establishment back in the 1980s. So cool to see her work on new products, such as the Towel It by Hay.”

Hay’s Towel It >

itra Design Museum Atlas of Furniture Design 

4. Museum at home

“The Atlas of Furniture Design by Vitra Design Museum is perfect to brighten up your time during the pandemic when there is limited access to exhibitions and art. It contains a great selection of furniture and cultural background knowledge about it.”

Vitra Design Museum’s Atlas of Furniture Design >

 Vitra Wire Chair DKR, chrome

5. Piece of Eames

“Vitra’s Wire chair DKR by Charles and Ray Eames is a chair classic on Sina’s wishlist. Perfect in combination with the Eiffel base and our black and white checkered seat cushion.”

Vitra’s Wire chair DKR >

Artemide Tizio table lamp

6. Masterful light

“The Tizio table lamp by Artemide is Sina’s all-time favorite desk lamp. It always provides a perfect light and can be adjusted and used in incredibly versatile ways.”

Artemide’s Tizio table lamp >

See also:

Jäll & Tofta on Instagram >
New arrivals at Finnish Design Shop >

Text: Silvia Filippelli Images: Anne Deppe, Celeste Najt, Anne-Catherine Scoffoni and manufacturers

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