NCE announces in collaboration with Dessert Flower Foundation park sofa "Sculpture" the world's first garden furniture made in support of mutilated women around the world.
In connection with the international day against female genital mutilation and Stockhom Furniture & Light Fair 2017 launches IoU with Dessert Flower Foundation park sofa "Sculpture". The world's first garden furniture made in support of circumcised women. "Sculpture" is designed by Anna Klara G from Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies and has a design language with soft forms inspired by the Swedish nature. "Sculpture" is made of American oak and galvanized steel where both oak and steel is återviningsbara material. Even as scrap have the economic value – as a raw material for the production of new steel. Steel can be recycled again and again and keep their good qualities by all processes. For every "Sculpture" sold will 1,000:-to Dessert Flower Foundation Scandinavia and their struggle to help the mutilated women.
If Anna Cope
Anna Klara G is a second year at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies. With a background as a social worker and an education as a designer is beautiful furniture that can help people in difficult situations a combination of Anna Cope is natural.
If Dessert Flower and Dessert Flower Scandinavia
Desert Flower Foundation was founded in Vienna in 2002 by the Wacka Diere. The goal is to work preventively and to help the mutilated women around the world. Waris Dirie was born into a nomadic family in the Somali desert near the border with Ethiopia in 1965. At the age of five, she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation. At the age of 13, after having been forced to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather, fled his homeland. Waris fled After a daring escape and many hardships, she came to London, where she was employed as a housemaid and later started working at McDonald's.
At age 18 she was discovered by one of the UK's leading fashion photographers, Terence Donovan, who thought she would be the perfect international model. She quickly became an international celebrity. Waris got a role in a James Bond movie "the living daylights". In 1996 became Waris appointed by Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to become the UN Special Ambassador for the Elimination of female genital mutilation. Since its inception in 2002 working Dessert Flower with the slogan "Save a little desert flower".
Desert Flower Scandinavia is a non-profit association established in 2015 by specialist physicians, midwives and gynaecologists from notably Ki and Södersjukhuset.
Facts about female genital mutilation
-Female genital mutilation is a 2000 year old tradition
-Female genital mutilation is not linked to religion, however, a deeply rooted in tradition
-It occurs primarily in Africa and Asia
-Genital mutilation occurs in different ways and are classified according to WHO in 4 different levels depending on the scope of the procedure
-Female genital mutilation is illegal in Sweden as well as in many countries where genital mutilation is prevalent
-UN/WHO/MSF for the presence and distribution of statistics and prevention
-It is estimated that in the whole world where cultures with genital mutilation that tradition is about 390 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is mutilated
-Total is calculated approximately 150 million people were mutilated in the whole world, of which about 500,000 in Europe
-In Sweden, it has the largest number of mutilated girls and women per capita in Europe
-Considering that in Sweden there are about 38,000 könstympade women
-Considering that in Sweden there are about 19,000 girls in risk group to be circumcised
-The mortality rate associated with genital mutilation, as well as due to komplikatiner after genital mutilation amounts to approx. 10%
About Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies
In Malmsten school develops students as well as intellectually, artistically handcrafted. With the tradition as a starting point the old by the new challenged. The combination of four courses, all with furniture as the common denominator, offers unique opportunities. Our groups are small and the student's individual development and specialisation takes place in direct dialogue with teachers and tutors. Our national and international network of contacts gives students ample opportunities to find interesting internships and not least also make contacts during the training.
Malmsten is part of the Institute of technology at Linköping University and since 2009 on Lidingö.
If the IoU-beautiful furniture for a more beautiful world
IOU is a foundation that manufactures outdoor furniture and garden products designed by renowned Swedish Designer. All furniture and products are designed to be environmentally friendly and have a long service life. During the production-distribution and sales phase offers IoU internship and apprenticeships to people in difficult situations, an important step on the way to sobriety and an honest life. The profits will go to organizations working to reduce human suffering and create a better world free of crime and drugs. When purchasing products from the Nce will help not only those who got wrong in life. It also makes itself and the entire community a great service.
IOU offers many different opportunities
By IoU covers the entire process, from product development, production and distribution to sales, finance and administration, IoU, offer internships, training and work in a wide range of areas. For people in social exclusion, access to a variety of work areas be A and O to get the chance to try out different types of occupations.
Objective-creation and collaboration with organizations that combats exclusion
IOU's overall goal is to create a self-sustaining rehabilitation and training programmes which will serve as a gateway to the labour market for people in difficult situations. Product development, production, distribution and sale takes the form of programmes in order to help people in difficult situations back to society. We would of course employ as many people as possible. But quality and a successful outcome in the form of many talented professionals is the guiding principle for the entire project. Part of the profits go to organizations working to help people in difficult situations and to reduce human suffering.
A platform for co-operation and employment
At present produced IoU's furniture in collaboration with Lundqvist Inredningar, Weda Recycling, T3 energy, Glass Factory, City Mission, carpentry shop in Rems hot shop, Floda Snickeri AB, Vietnamese Lawyer Association and the Italian Social social cooperative Operating in Fiore.
Or contact Peter S on 070-461 22 47
See you at Stockhom Furniture & Light Fair in 2017
Peter S and all of us at IoU