Collective Provocations

Matt Dick
(small trade company)
in conversation with
Hanna & Jacob Bruce
(Växbo Lin)

Collective Provocations

Matt Dick
(small trade company)
in conversation with
Hanna & Jacob Bruce
(Växbo Lin)

Collective Provocations

Matt Dick
(small trade company)
in conversation with
Hanna & Jacob Bruce
(Växbo Lin)

Collective Provocations

Matt Dick
(small trade company)
in conversation with
Hanna & Jacob Bruce
(Växbo Lin)

Collective Provocations

Matt Dick
(small trade company)
in conversation with
Hanna & Jacob Bruce
(Växbo Lin)

Collective Provocations

Matt Dick
(small trade company)
in conversation with
Hanna & Jacob Bruce
(Växbo Lin)

The Video

Watch The Video
in conversation  //  april 23, 2015

vl_logoIn 2006, Hanna & Jacob Bruce took the helm of Växbo Lin. Originally founded to carry on the tradition of producing sturdy and handsome linen textiles, the small sheds and workshops, which run on hydropower, form the last surviving flax spinning mill in Sweden. All Växbo Lin products are 100% linen, woven on machines as old as a 1923 shaft loom using wooden plugs. From selecting the flax, to spinning the threads, to designing the weave/color/texture, to weaving the fabric and sewing the pieces—a community of artisans creates these products with love.

 

stco-logoMatt Dick is the founder and creative director of small trade company.  st/Co. develops its own product lines and works collaboratively with companies such as Levi’s XX, the Bardessono Hotel & Spa, Vanderbyl Design, Scarecrow Wines, State Bird Provisions and Blue Bottle Coffee. A protégé of Japan’s Yasuo Nakajima, Matt often incorporates indigo into a wide variety of products, as well as the two clothing lines he designs each year.

Silverwhite Collective

About Silverwhite Collective

Silverwhite Collective, based in San Francisco and Stockholm, is a design firm founded by Jamie White and Joakim Silvandersson with the vision to eliminate the lines between designing houses, interiors, consumer products, landscapes, furniture and objets d’art.

Silverwhite’s design manifesto is based on creating a sense of place that reflects their clients’ lives. Knowing that furnishings break, décor fades and houses come and go, they believe it’s the experience of living and the memories created that matter. Silverwhite Collective relies neither on nostalgia nor impressions of the future, but begins with the inspiration of the clients themselves to elicit emotions and envelop the senses.

As a collective, Silverwhite collaborates with a wide array of artists, woodmakers, sculptors, restoration experts, silversmiths, architects, builders and other craftsmen. Projects range from remodeling the historic Strand Hotel in Stockholm and designing two Eco-Resorts in Northern California; from renovating historic homes in San Francisco, Turkey and Miami Beach to designing residences in Seattle and Los Angeles and a villa in the Swedish archipelago. Other endeavors include the design of a collection of restaurants based on Asian street food and an irreverent take on outdoor furnishings.

Collective Provocations is a series of events bringing together people whose ideas and art are at the forefront of social changes. The first provocation featured Silverwhite Collective’s Jamie White in conversation with the Haas Brothers.

Discover more at Silverwhite Collective.