Design

Don’t miss these 20 products from Stockholm Design Week

We’ve rounded up the must-sees from the week.
By SCANDINAVIAN MIND
February 24, 2021

Bolon x STAND STUDIO

As Stockholm Design Week coincided with Stockholm Fashion Week, the premium flooring company invited fashion brand Stand Studio to their brand new VR platform. They showed their new SS21 campaign, featuring Caroline Winberg, together with Bolon’s new flooring collection. A recording from the VR tour, followed by a talk with STAND STUDIO’s founder and Creative Director Nellie Kamras and Modaoperandi’s Lisa Aiken is available here.

Cappelen Dimyr’s eclectic No.07 carpet

Soft, irregular pattern of highs and lows creates a vivid and intriguing feel. Chunky tassels frames the rug, made completely of unbleached New Zeeland wool.

Påfågel

Collective Impressions by Kasthall

The new carpet collection mixes new interpretations of old designs as well as new launches and includes 80s-inspired Square as well as black and white graphic rug Påfågel (Peacock).

26 design brands in unique installation 

Inside Swedish Design gathered world-leading companies and internationally renowned designers as well as the next-generation of talents for the interior landscape of tomorrow. It’s now available as a virtual tour.

Veermakers by Liljencrantz Design

During Stockholm Design Week, Liljencrantz Design and KFK Master Cabinet-Makers presented their new collaboration Veermakers. It’s a design brand focusing on quality and timeless design to create exclusive furniture without compromise on design, production, or material choice.

Spira by Mylhta

Designer Lisa Hilland introduces the new furniture series Spira, including a chair, a lounge chair, a rocking chair, a sofa, and a screen wall. It’s described as a tribute to nature, Swedish craftsmanship, and to wood and wood production.

The eye-catching Big Talk

Adam Goodrum’s lounge chair uses fabric from Febrik/Kvadrat and is taking possession of any space. It’s a geometrically precise solitaire full of colour, but can also bring us together. Side-by-side for a couple, or as a snakelike installation where one can be all alone or starting a conversation with unknown exciting people.

Jasmin by Layla Mehdi Pour for Offecct

Offecct offers a wide range of sound absorbing wall panels, designed by world-leading designers, and the versatile Soundwave collection not only provides a good acoustic environment but also brings character to the interior. The Jasmine acoustic panel is the result of the first collaboration with Italy-based product designer Layla Mehdi Pour.

— When I designed Jasmine, I was inspired by natural elements that may seem irregular in their macro form, but in the details have a wonderful precision and regular structure. In this case, I started foremost from flowers and developed them into a concrete product with a playful character, she says.

Fogia’s boundary-breaking table

Koku is a range of symmetric and harmonic tables, drawing inspiration from the American-Japanese architect, designer, and craftsman George Nakashima, and created in collaboration with Danish architect and design studio Norm Architects. Available in three sizes.

Karin Sköldberg, founder and CEO, Trendgruppen

Trendgruppen Design TV

Due to the restrictions, Stockholm Design Week was mainly digital, and so was leading PR agency Trendgruppen’s presentations. The firm invited industry insiders, designers, representatives from their clients, and other guests to their studio with a set design by Aska Arkitekter, to be interviewed by trend expert Stefan Nilsson. The five episodes are 15 minutes long and available here.

Note Design Studio + Gunilla Allard for Lammhults

Design legend Allard and the iconic Swedish design house Lammhults have turned to Note Design Studio for some fresh creative thinking. The result is Sunny, a versatile, low-slung, and comfortable armchair in an elegantly simple design formed from a sinuous steel piping frame, topped with a mattress-like cushion.

Massproductions lets DJ Axel Boman explore the ”sound” of new BAM! sofa

A creative sound experiment with the Swedish music producer for the pop art culture-inspired launch.

Puffy Lounge Chair wins Born Classic 2021

The award is a collaboration between Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and the Bukowskis auction house and goes to a new item of furniture or lighting that is judged to be a potential design classic of the future.

2021 year’s winner is the Puffy Lounge Chair, by the experimental and unconventional star of British design Faye Toogood, designed for the Stockholm-based interior design brand Hem.

Jury’s statement:

”While the design of this year’s Born Classic winner is firmly rooted in our age, we believe the designer has created a future classic. With both aesthetic and material qualities, we are confident that this piece of furniture is going to be appreciated for a long time to come. This acclaimed armchair has already enjoyed a warm reception and been widely shared on social media, which is even more reason to think that this is a Born Classic.”

Fabien Cappello’s limited plate line made of offcuts

Speaking of Hem, we talk to the French furniture and spatial designer about his new line, celebrating local Mexican craft traditions and the beauty of reusing, here.

Sculptural table Savoa by Sakari Hartikainen for Swedese

The classic Swedish furniture company’s new series of tables is designed in collaboration with Finnish industrial designer Hartikainen. It’s made of solid oak with sculptural shapes, that show the characteristics of the wood, and the design is characterized by playfulness and a light feel. Available in three sizes.

”I’ve discovered the countryside and the joy of making things myself again”

We speak to Tom Dixon on Scandinavian design, lockdown lifestyle changes, and his new CLOUD collection that debuted at Stockholm Design Week here.

Atelier Bar Stool by TAF for Artek

The crafted solid wood stool complements the Atelier Chair, which was designed for the new restaurant of the National Museum in Stockholm in 2018.

Per Söderberg explores the beauty of Calacatta marble in new Bespoke line

”Calacatta is the world’s most sought-after stone, which makes it incredibly exclusive. What’s typical for Calacatta is that it has a very distinct dark grain against a white background. The whiter the background, the more exclusive the marble. Each marble slab is unique and each part of the slab has its own character.” More here.

Daniel Wester expresses the beauty of hand-carved fresh wood

The Swedish wood artist’s design process is slow. ”It takes time for the tree to grow. And it takes time for me to carve the pieces and forms I want to,” he explains here.

DUX x Carl Hansen & Søn

The two players launch a bed based on sketches found in Børge Mogensen’s archives. With a sleek design and compelling choice of materials they describe how the best of two worlds are combined — DUX’s expertise in sleeping comfort, and Carl Hansen & Søn’s tradition for craftsmanship and design. The bed has never been in production before.

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