Once again Nina Jobs excels in her quest for functional simplicity with straightforward natural forms and colors. But not without a sophisticated twist to a mouth-blown carafe for wine and water, or to be used as a flower vase. It is no wonder that the Fia is named after the Swedish version of the board game Ludo. The straight lines allude to her playful character, as well as the precisely ground spheres in amber, pink, black and clear crystal.
“Barbara got her bouncy, inflated, roundish look from the children’s character Barbapapa, and her sister Fia is taller and more elegant in appearance, but just as playful. They sure are of the same breed.” As one of the leading ladies of Swedish design, Nina strives for simplicity and a clear-cut relationship to nature, and she likes her objects to address more than just one function. Her carafes are not just refined grace with a certain playfulness; they offer an eco-friendly, elegant alternative for table water in a sharp contrast to the banality of the ubiquitous plastic bottle. Nina has worked for both big and small firms since she finished her design studies in Paris many years ago. She has also helped the Swedish government in curating exhibitions promoting Swedish design abroad. “I believe that it is our ability to embrace new trends that is the secret behind the ongoing success of Scandinavian design. Once upon a time it was all about Form Follows Function, today it doesn’t have to be mass-produced and purely functional, it can be so much more. And just beautiful.”