Overheard conversations at Habitare 2012
Habitare is without doubt the biggest furniture fair in Finland, and an event we here at the Kasper Stromman Design Blog simply can’t miss. The theme this year was “Made in Finland”; we walked around for an hour and eavesdropped on what people were talking about.
– But Sirpa, you know we can’t buy a white sofa. You know I like to wear raw indigo dyed denim around the house. That’s going to ruin the upholstery.
– Markku, we’ve talked about this a million times. You will just need to start parading around in your underwear like everyone else’s husband.
– Okay lady, you laid down on the bed, that means you bought it.
– Please don’t hurt me.
– Yes, I know € 7,000 might sound a bit much at first for this bulky sofa. But think about it this way; if you are going to have it for the next seven thousand years it only adds up to one euro per year. That’s not that much, is it?
– So why would I like to store my confectionary in one of these weird cylindrical containers?
– Are you kidding me? After the brown paper bag this is the most environmentally friendly way of storing stuff known to man.
– So Tarja, we’re here to sell our designer fabrics. What were we thinking when we decided to display a horribly burnt teddy bear sitting on a pile of ammunition shells?
– That’s the problem Jukka. We weren’t thinking. We weren’t thinking at all.
– So lady, are you going to buy the bed or not? Are you?
– Let it go. I’m afraid she’s dead.