by 株式会社カウンタック

Reason number 2,308,394 why we love Scandinavia: We can’t imagine in a million years an American energy corporation working with an up-and-coming local design studio to furnish the common spaces in their headquarters — especially mostly with design-art pieces — but that’s exactly what you’re looking at in the photos above. The Malmö duo Lab La Bla recently completed a lounge, reception area, coat room, and other sculptural moments inside the Swedish HQ of the (mostly) renewable energy carrier E.ON, complete with a blob bench that looks like an oil spill and glass vases blown inside tree trunks salvaged from the company’s property. Photos: Lars Brønseth