2. Energy Efficient Interior design

When we reach for the rechargeable 
electrical tooth brush remember to have fossil 
fuel free based energy in your home made from 
renewable fossil free energy sources. 

Part of : 
Föredrag | Lecture 


After realizing energy comsumption is one of the largest contributing causes to climate change we want to design energy efficiant interiors which is a large part of key nr 2 : 

2. Energy efficient design

By reducing the amount of energy used to heat or cool your house, lighting 💡, kitchen & bathroom machines and all the electricity we crave we can contribute to lower energy consumption. 

Do you want to contribute? 

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Contact on js@jimmyschonning.com



C I R K U L Ä R T 

keys to Circular Interiors 


Jimmy Schönning 

Allteftersom vi på vår 
planet blir mer
 medvetna om at vi 
som bor här tillsammans
bär vårt personliga miljöansvar 
så blir det mer klart att vi bygger 
och inreder med planetens bästa i åtanke. 

As we grow more conscious of our own responsibility we
 want to contribute to
creating a healthier environment, 
so when we design, 
build and interior decorate we do so
considerate of planet earth in a Cradle to Cradle approach. 

Resultatet av insikten att vi själva är ansvariga för att vår värld 
skall fortsätta att existera

is where it all begins. 

When we realize that 
we are all responsible for 
this world to continue to exist. 


blir att fler och fler förstår 
världsnyttan av att inkorporera 
hållbarhetsprinciper i sin inredning. 

The insight of knowing how to incorporate
key sustainability 
principles to our interiors.  

Arkitekter, inredare och designers 
(och ALLA som inreder sitt eget hem) 
 har stort inflytande över hållbarhet
 i sin omgivning.

EVERYONE that creates 
interiors can do it. 

Vi bestämmer över vilka material 
och produkter som skall användas och 
till vilken grad ekologi
 implementeras i de utrymmen de skapar

Genom att applicera 
dessa 6 cirkulära 


så kan vi människor, inredare , 
designers och arkitekter 

reducera den negativa 
miljöpåverkan på vår samtid

och bygga en bättre, 
mer hållbar 
framtid tillsammans.

LET’s work towards 







E 1027 Eileen Gray

E 1027 E for Eileen 10 for J (Jean)  being the 10th letter of the alphabet. 2 for B (Badovici) 7 for G as in Gray. 

My first glass side table bought to my first apartment was from IKEA. It was a minimal glass and metall table which looked more like a dentist table in my eyes. 

Industrial type design. I loved it. 

My design savvy relative visting me the same day I had found the right place for my new IKEA table told me she preferred the original design by Eileen Gray and not this beyond bad copy.  

Eileen Gray in her Bibendum chair. 

Non Conformist chair Eileen Gray

Brick screen Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray

That is how I was introduced to the design universe of Eileen Gray who was born in 1878 Ireland and died 31st of October in Paris 1976. 

Eileen Gray was an architect, interior designer and artist active within the International Style  dominating the 1950´s to 1970´s. 

The glass and metal adjustable table E 1027 was created for being able to eat breakfast, or any meal for that matter, in bed. 

Satelite mirror Eileen Gray

Roattino floor lamp Eileen Gray

Tube light Eileen Gray

Monte Carlo sofa Eileen Gray 

Villa E 1027 was designed by Eileen Gray 
but both Le Corbusier och Jean Badovici 
took credit for the inventive 
modern design that was so ahead of its time. 

Feminist Theory History of Architecture from 2007 Architect Artist and Scientist Katarina Bonnevier analyses Villa E 1027 from a feministic and queer perspective. Her theory is that Villa E 1027 is created for an alternative lifestyle and not with the patriarchal straight so called normality in mind. 
I learned this by 
listening to my favorite 
Swedish radio 
program Stil i P1 on Eileen Gray. 

Le Corbusier, Yvonne Gallis and 
Jean Badovici in a photo taken 
by Eileen Gray at Villa E 1027.

Adjustable table E 1027 was designed for Villa E 1027 CAPMODERNE

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From Lill Lindfors to Vicinius da Moraes and Baden Powell

Rehearsing for our show Nossa Bossa in the summer
heat by the river  in Penedo, Brasil. 

Growing up listening to and 
 loving Lill Lindfors.

Especially her brilliant album 
Du är den Ende from 1967. 

I was born 1967 so I guess 
I learned to to love the song 
Fri som en vind, meaning Free as a wind in Swedish, some time in the 70s.  

When I was in my 20s working with 
music theatre I understood 
the influence of the Brazilian 
music and learned to love Bossa Nova. 

When I heard the song Fri som en vind, 
Free as a wind, in Portuguese called 
Canto de Ossanha it all made sense  

 Had until then never checked who had written the song Fri som en vind with swedish text by Torbjörn Lindroth. The original song called Canto de Ossanha  is written by Vinicius da Moraes and Baden Powell and recorded in many versions globally since it was written in the 1960s. 

The 19th of October 2020 Sanny Alves, 
Marlon Mouzer and I recorded a bilingual duet of Canto de Ossanha in Swedish and Portuguese. 

 The 19th of October is 
the birthday of Vinicius da Moraes 
who was born 1913 and died 9 of July 1980. 

Click to see the post on our day in Lapa,
and our gig at Jazz Village Penedo. 

Our first sound check at Jazz Village Penedo.
Marlon Mouzer gitarr, Sanny Alves and me on lead vocals. 

In January 2021 we premiered 
our show Nossa Bossa at 
where we performed Canto de Ossanha 
in Portuguese and Swedish as a 
duet live for the first time apart 
from rehearsing by the river 
in our garden 5 minutes 
from Jazz Village where I live in Penedo. 

Our first live gig with Canto de Ossanha
as a duet at Jazz Village Penedo 
Sanny Alves, Marlon Mouzer and me. 

Togther with  Anderson Carvalho we create a 
 music video of our duet version of
 Canto de Ossanha. 

Anderson not only choreographed himself dancing, 
he cut the video so I call 
him our visual over all artist.  

 born and raised in Fortaleza, Brazil. 
Currently living in the Netherlands. 

Canto de Ossanha  Fri som en vind
written by Vinicius da Moraes and Baden Powell. 
Swedish text by Torbjörn Lindroth 
with a new interpretation by me.


shot by the river in 
our garden in Penedo as well as at
 Jazz Village Penedo. Dance choreography
 recored by Anderson Carvalho in Amsterdam, Holland.  

The owner of Jazz Village Penedo where we recored the song
  met Lill Lindfors in the 70s when she was visiting 
Rio de Janeiro. The owner of Jazz Village Penedo 
is a Swedish family the moved to Brazil
 in the 50s and hosted Lill 
as she visited Brazil in the 70s.  

Sanny Alves and me rehearsing in the garden
 at Casa da Ilha where we live in Penedo.
It's a small world. 
Don't you think?

I have emailed Lill Lindfors and will send another mail with our video of Canto de Ossanha Fri som en  vind. 

Lill Lindfors has not answered but I am happy she knows how much she has inspired me and my work and so many with me. I hope she will tour and continue here artistry 
for many years to come. 





Angra dos Reis to Ilha Grande - Life in Brazil

In a time when travelling is considered dangerous to your health the man going to work in the fishing harbor in Angra dos Reis is wearing a mask biking. The interpretation of prevention and
the use of a face mask in the world is different from culture to to culture that's for sure. 

We are in Angra dos Reis on Costa Verde to ship the material that need to get to our hotel project on the island Ilha Grande.  

Were are in the fishing harbor in Angra Dos Reis to meet the truck with wood and see to the shipping so the cargo gets shipped to Ilha Grande and delivered to the hotel Pé Na Areia 

About two and a half hour drive from Penedo 
where we live in the Serra da Mantiqeira mountains 
we get to Angra dos Reis by the sea 
on the Green Coast or Costa Verde. 

We are in the fishing harbor in Angra dos Reis
 already 05.30

We meet up with the trucker
 and inspect the cargo. 

 Ilha Grande is not far away from the harbor but boat is 
the only way of shipping so that's what we are here to do. 

All of the birds are waiting for the fishing boats 
to come in with a fresh catch. 

The trip to Angra dos Reis was two months ago. The hotel rooms, restaurants and mini galleria is right now being perfected. 

Hotel Pé Na Areia

Last year we started and this week we open the
 totally updated Pé na Areia on Ilha Grande. 

It has been a fast project considering the logistics of an Island. 

Pé na Areia

Right  now all the details are put in place 
and the new hotel rooms are being decorated. 

Pé na Areia, Ilha Grande, Costa Verde

Your bedroom, living room, beach galleria 
and favorite restaurant on Ilha Grande. 

Thank you so much for the chance to work with the update and reinvention of Pé na Areia on Ilha Grande. 

My first time in the fishing harbor in Angra dos Reis

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Giraffe chair Lina Bo Bardi 
Instituto Bardi 

Lina Bo Bardi

the Italian architect, designer, 

scenographer, artist, 

who lived and worked mainly in Brazil, 

is recognized fully in her home country 

of Italy and consequently the whole of Europe,

since she is the recipient of 

the Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 

in memoriam of the 17th International Architecture 

Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

that  opened  May 22, 2021 

Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 

The acknowledgment was recommended by Hashim Sarkis, 

curator of the Biennale Architettura 2021, 

and approved by the Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia.

In recommending this award, Hashim Sarkis 
expressed the following motivation:

Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 

«If there is one architect 
who embodies most 
fittingly the theme 
of the Biennale Architettura 2021, 

it is Lina Bo Bardi. 

Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 

Her career as a designer, editor, curator, 
and activist reminds us of the role of 
the architect as convener and importantly, 
as the builder of collective visions. 

Lina Bo Bardi also exemplifies the 
perseverance of the architect 
in difficult times whether wars, 
political strife, or immigration, 
and her ability to remain creative, 
generous, and optimistic throughout.

Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 

Above all, it is her powerful buildings 

that stand out in their design and in the way 

that they bring architecture, 

nature, living, and community together. 

In her hands, architecture becomes truly a convening social art.»

Just as one example, the design of the São Paulo Museum 

MASP click to see my visit at MASP

is exemplary in its ability to create a 

public space for the whole city, 

to create spaces inside that are flexible 

and to be open to experimental and more inclusive 

exhibitions such as Bo Bardi’s own exhibitions. 

The titles of these exhibitions alone, 

“The House as Soul,” “The Dignity of Architecture,” 

and “The Hand of the Brazilian People,” 

illustrate very strongly the power 

of architecture to bring people together.

Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 

The Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is a long overdue recognition for an illustrious career straddling between Italy and Brazil, for re-enlivening the role of the architect as an enabler of society, 

and for a woman who 

simply represents 

the architect 

at her best.»

Casa do Vidro Lina Bo Bardi 



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