Stockholm Design Week
Next week sees the start of Stockholm Design Week, this year featuring a number of small scale but interesting installations and collaborations. With many brands opening up their showroom by appointment, quite a few design and architecture talks taking place and a number of digital launches and exhibitions on the agenda, the week offers much by way of inspiration. This is a mindful design week that can be enjoyed on safe distance - from the comfort of our homes, from a shop window or by a one to one appointment. We have hand picked 15 initiatives for you to enjoy.
Hanna Nova Beatrice
The new brand Veermakers is launching with an exhibition staged at Grand relations atelier, featuring furniture pieces as well as lighting and accessories. A collaboration between interior design studio Liljencrantz design and cabinet makers KFK the aim is to make top of the line hand crafted furniture with a contemporary and strong aesthetic.
Launching this February, new Swedish brand Verk aims to produce sustainable furniture only using raw materials from Sweden. Their first collection includes a sofa by Mia Cullin and a table by Linn Fredlund. Visit their showroom and workshop next week by appointment, or listen to the co founder Simon Anund in a talk chaired by The New Era Magazine at Stockholm Design and architecture talks.
Designer Lisa Hilland is launching new furniture series Spira for her own brand Mylhta, with an installation in the entrance as well as the window displays at the store NK. The series features traditional woodturning and includes chairs, a sofa and a room divider. All furniture are made with certified wood at one of Sweden’s oldest wood factories. Other window displays feature Magniberg, Marie-Louise Hellgren and Elle Decoration Award winners.
Inviting artists Daniel Wester, Åsa Stenerhag and Alice Schulman, working in wood, ceramic and glass respectively, the auction house Bukowski stages tbe exhibition Obsessive showing over 40 new objects by the artists. You can drop by, book a tour by appointment or do a virtual tour online.
To launch their new collection Emerge, Bolon is introducing a new virtual reality platform where the collection can be enjoyed in a number of different spectacular locations and settings. During design week they invite visitors to their Bolon Lab store, and their virtual world.
Misschiefs Take Over
With 500 square metres located at Linnegatan 4, The Misschiefs have invited eight designers to show their newest limited edition objects, unique furniture and collectible design, including Frida Fjellman, Monica Fôrster, Fârg & Blanche and Kajsa Willner.
To communicate news and launches by their clients, PR agency Trendgruppen has set up a TV studio in their showroom. Chaired by Stefan Nilsson, it offers a 15 minutes daily update from a number of Scandinavian brands presenting their news including Dux, Swedese and Montana. These daily updates will be available on a link for everyone to enjoy at 3 pm every day. The talk is held in English.
Link is updated daily on trendgruppendesigntv.com
BECKMANS KONSTFACK MALMSTENS
In a turbulent world, where does the next generation of designers look for purpose? This and other questions are explored when Beckmans, Konstfack and Malmstens design schools are exhibiting their graduates at Superellipsen at Sergels Torg. While Konstfack explores the theme of 'future', and Malmstens 'contrasts', Beckmans' is collaborating with six Swedish furniture producers such as as Dux, Gärsnärs and Källemo.
Svenskt Tenn has added three chairs by Josef Frank to its vast collection and highlights the everyday but noteworthy piece of furniture. While two of them have rested in the archives, one has never seen the light before. In the first exhibition of the year on Strandvägen 5, Svenskt Tenns also showcases the full breath of Frank's chairs.
How do interior designers and architects make use of the beneficial effects of wood in our homes? How will we use wood in our interiors in the years to come? Sign up for Bjelins free digital panel discussion on wood and sustainability, moderated by Mark Isitt on the 11/2. In the panel you meet, amongst others, architect Petra Gipp, Helena Eliasson from Joyn Studio and Hanna Nova Beatrice, The New Era Magazine. You can also catch a glimpse of the Bjelin showroom, with styling by Joyn studio.
INSIDE SWEDISH DESIGN / STOCKHOLMS AUKTIONSVERK
The members organisation Swedish design cluster have curated an installation in collaboration with design school Beckmans at the auction house Stockholms Auktionsverk. With 22 participating Swedish furniture producers on show, including Blå station, Offect and Dux pictured, the exhibited pieces will be sold at an online auction at the end of the week. Expect a mixture of one offs and news.
The Swedish carpet brand has updated their beautiful showroom with set design by Norweigan duo Kråkvik & D’Orazio, who have brought in Poppy Lawman to create some tailor made pieces for the space, adding to the display of Kasthalls' new collection Collective Impressions.
STOCKHOLM DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE TALKS
Talks discussing the future of architecture, Scandinavian design, the office as well as the city is taking place over the course of two days, the 10/2 and 11/2. The talks and interviews are digital and invites a rooster of interesting names ranging from Pierre Yovanovitch and Vo Throng Nghia, to Anders Lendager and Rossana Orlandi.
Dry Studios have collaborated with Bonnibonne creating the fine tuned installation Art of Nature to celebrate a number of new launches. Bonnibonnes first venture into furniture design, with the collection The Outline series, includes new pieces designed by the Japanese architect Fumihito Ohashi.