FORM US WITH LOVE,Â a design studio based out of Stockholm, Sweden has gained recognition across Europe for theirÂ innovative approach of challenging the conventional through design initiatives.
Since establishing the studio in 2005,Â John LĂ¶fgren, Jonas Pettersson and Petrus PalmĂ©r have certainlyÂ marked the design industry with their rare creativity.
In the last few months, they have been the recipient of prestigious awards within their field and their designs have been showcased in several exhibitions in Sweden.
One of their most intriguing exhibits yet was entitled â€śDissecting the Dandyâ€ť (ended May 2011). The event took place at the Nordiska Museet, a spotÂ known for hosting a slew of presentations ranging from fashion, history and arts.
The trio described the exhibit as wanting â€śto expose the details that makes the Dandyâ€ť. But what exactly is a “Dandy”? Well, it’s a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of none other but â€¦ self!
Their dissection of the â€śDandyâ€ť was quite successful to say the least. The showcase consisted of dismembered mannequins dressed in impeccable attire! Tailored blazers, starched button down shirts and genuine leather accessories to name a few.
The exhibitionâ€™s goal was to give examples of how a contemporary a â€śDandyâ€ť could look and perhaps a glimpse into modern day dandyism.