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I used to be actually enthusiastic about coming again to the Stockholm Furnishings Truthful, having loved it a lot final yr. Having exhibited for the primary time at Greenhouse in 2004, Nendo founder Oki Sato was invited again because the visitor of honor. He created a shiny white set up impressed by snow capped mountains.
Scandinavia is properly-recognized for its woollen merchandise, and I beloved these Icelandic wool rugs from Volki – good for the snowy climate outdoors.
These fabulous lollipop formed sound screens are by Notice Design Studio for Zilenzio. Sound discount merchandise are huge enterprise in Sweden – apparently because of the echoey modernist structure.
Maybe my favourite product from the entire present was this Bake Me A Cake mild by Morten and Jonas for Nothern Lighting, impressed by the basic cartoon ruse of baking a file right into a cake to assist prisoners escape. It’s made by inmates of a Norwegian jail close to Bergen, as a part of a challenge which goals create a top quality merchandise inside Norwegian prisons whereas offering significant actions to construct confidence and problem the mindsets and behaviors of the inmates.
The Montana shelving system is predicated the common paper system (A0, A1, A2 and so on), making it extremely workplace-pleasant. It may be organized into over 1billion totally different configurations, making it extremely versatile. And on this case, it’s vibrant yellow, making it extremely cheerful. What extra might you need in your workspace?
I really like the development for daring main colours, particularly when teamed with understated neutrals. These chairs from Johanson Design are an ideal instance.
Emerald Inexperienced is perhaps Pantone’s shade of 2013, however Monaco Blue, one of many different colours of their Spring shade report was undoubtedly extra in proof in Stockholm. I liked this couch from Ire – not just for its colour, but in addition for its delicate midcentury-impressed legs.
Extra soundproofing innovation within the type of Mute from Horreds; soundproof cubicles (with an elective roofs) that may be organized to type totally different privateness zones in workplaces.
The person behind Plumen, Samuel Wilkinson designed this Hoof desk for the Copenhagen-based mostly &custom. Impressed by painted picket chairs the place the ft are left unpainted to stop chips, he has reversed this course of and painted the desk legs earlier than “sharpening” the paint off, in the identical method as a horse’s hoof is ready earlier than it’s shod.
Architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi created this unimaginable set up comprised of sheets of A4 paper suspended in an arc, to deal with Howdy! – Anatomy of Communication; a collection of occasions across the theme of communication in design.
Hay can all the time be relied upon to serve up some fabulous colours and patterns – I beloved these picket rulers – virtually sufficient to make math appear to be enjoyable!
2012′s colour of the yr, Tangerine Tango, was nonetheless round and considered one of my favourite examples was this large chair from David Design – it appeared particularly fabulous towards the gray background.
And eventually, it wouldn’t appear proper to conclude with out one other point out of the visitor of honor – that is Curve by Nendo for Berga – and the tiles are Claesson Koivisto Rune.
With because of the Swedish Institute and the Embassy of Sweden in London for inviting me on the Stockholm Design Week press journey.