D’SIGN Weekly Dose: Stockholm Design Week 2012
Round-up Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair offers, as per tradition, a jam-packed fair with around 750 exhibitors revealing their latest products. The halls are filed with to a bursting point with the latest innovations within interior design and lighting for homes and public spaces. New products, new knowledge, new materials, new trends, new contacts, new business and new technological and environmental solutions. (With 80% of them from Scandinavia) The inspirational exhibitions is one of the highest rate of design and the seminar programme was extensive. Get ready for a roundup of days filled with new products, business, knowledge, trends and inspiration!
Around 40,000 purchasers, architects, designers and journalists from more than fifty countries visit Stockholmsmässan every year in February for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, the world’s largest meeting place for Scandinavian design. The whole of Stockholm also gets involved. Around sixty events, showrooms and parties are organised during this design week have taken place.
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, had one of the stand-out student stands of the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Twelve students had their work featured, including the Archilleus – Changing Habits Chair, by Harald Hermanrud, constructed from one single piece of rope
Bending Days by Nanna Day Larsen, is made from hand-bent steel that is then welded and powder coated, to create a piece of furniture inspired by textiles and with an expression of lightness, that is nonetheless strong enough to hold the weight of the sitter.
Nordic oak and ox skin chair called Raft by Sofie Oesterby. And I absolutely loved Wool on Fence by Emilie Dissing Wiehe, which looked like it might just hug you. Emilie is a textiles student and so wanted to create a cloud-like interactive “textile landscape” and a range of tactile experiences.
Big Basket by Ola Gillgren, made from felt woven into a steel frame, inspired by basket-weaving techniques. Ola wanted to make the construction of the chair visible and very much part of the aesthetic.
Mathias Hergaard Wiik was inspired by “the formless, organic and uncontrolled” and a series of abstract experiments in creating his Cover Chair. He describes it has having “wild, random-angled legs” and a “calm surface.
Stockholm-based note design studio present their second grouping of ‘marginal notes’ furniture as part of the stockholm design week 2012 programme. ‘Marginal notes – Peep group’ by Note design studio boxy storage system which has perforated walls, making them more transparent. This series is a follow-up to their first ‘marginal notes’ collection.
For the third year in a row, swedish design trio form us with love (FUWL – jonas pettersson, john löfgren and petrus palmér) present an exhibition under the title ‘form us with friends’ as part of stockholm design week and teamed up with the swedish museum of architecture. Bento chair and table by form us with love for one Nordic.
Moon For Zero Lamps by Färg&Blanche. Named for reflecting the light around it, and a little extra detail at the top.
Story by: Gabriëlle Voogt