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Scandinavian design: Stockholm Furniture & Light fair 2017 ends today

By FEDERICA LUSIARDI - February 12, 2017


The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair – the world’s largest meeting place for Scandinavian design – ends today, Saturday 11th February 2017.

Approximately 700 companies, including 300 international companies, have set up exhibitions and installations in Stockholmsmässan’s 70,000 sqm.

cover-image: Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair; Greenhouse; Breaking surface, table, designed by Sophie Hardy. Photo: Andrea Björsell

Every year Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair invites a highly acclaimed international designer or design studio to create an installation in Stockholmsmässan’s entrance hall. For the ongoing edition the assignment has gone to Jaime Hayon, spanish artist and designer known for his playful expression and versatile production.

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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2017; entrance hall, exhibition by Jaime Hayon.
Photo: Andrea Björsell

Contrasts is the underlying theme for and name of the “Trend Exhibition 2017/18″, which has been created by stylist Lotta Agaton. The exhibition will offer contrasts in materials and furniture as well as surprising combinations.

The exhibition “Welcome to Woodland” presents a broad selection of innovative architecture and discusses different aspects of wooden architecture and design. The exhibition illustrates the work through short videos, presented in a “forest glade” created by beautiful, rounded and bent banisters. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Sweden Architects, the Swedish Institute, C&D Joinery, White Architects and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair; Trend Exhibition by Lotta Agaton.  Photo: Kristofer Johnsson


Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair; Welcome to woodland, Charlotta Holm Hildebrand, Architects of Sweden. Photo: Mathias Nero


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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair; Greenhouse; stool / sidetable, designed by Lies-Marie Hoffmann. Photo: Andrea Björsell

Greenhouse is Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair’s hall for promising, young designers.
The design studio Form Us With Love was commissioned to design a concept for the strategic development of Greenhouse.
Together with students from Berghs School of Communication, they developed an activity that involves a one-year mentorship program. Mentors for 2017 are the designers Staffan Holm, Alexander Lervik, Emma Olbers, Anna Holmquist and Peter Torstensson, CEO, Mitab.
On display in the hall is also the premiere of the Young Swedish Design traveling exhibition, which is arranged by Svensk Form in collaboration with IKEA and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.


Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2017; Greenhouse.

All images courtesy of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

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