2022.12.01

Known for its use of unconventional materials and inquisitive approach to projects, Malmö-based architect firm Förstberg Ling is the result of an architecture school friendship. For their latest project, Twelve Houses – a block with residential townhouses in Sorgenfri, the oldest industrial area in Malmö – they have added the role of property developers to their repertoire. With full control of the process, they have reached an uncompromising result that fully displays their abilities and intentions.

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2022.11.17

“We always look for the remarkable idea that makes the difference. With Stockholm Furniture Fair we focused on the gathering force they are in the industry, ” says Björn Kusoffsky, CEO and founder of Stockholm Design Lab when we visit the SDL studio in Stockholm. With 400 exhibitors booked for the fair and an ever expanding design week, Stockholm Furniture Fair is preparing for the first run in three years in February 2023. Adding a number of new features to the agenda has been as important as working on the identity and branding with Stockholm Design Lab. Founded in 1998, the agency has designed some of Sweden’s most iconic identities for the likes of SAS, Polestar and Volvo Cars.

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2022.11.16

INSIDE THE BOXVilla EllsingerARCHITECTURE Villa Ellsinger is the result of architect duo Mikael and Fanny Ellsinger’s vision for a better future. The couple built their striking home with as minimal an impact on the surrounding natural environment as possible. But will they stay put?  eLLSINGEREllsinger architects consists of Mikael and Fanny Ellsinger. Villa Ellsinger located

2022.10.13

Offering a 360 panoramic view over Stockholm, the new landmark towers by prestigious OMA architects in Stockholm brings a new dimension to the Swedish capital.

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2022.10.07

Swedish lighting brand Wästberg launches a series of spot-on collections with John Pawson and David Chipperfield – and a brand new partnership. ”Our philosophy around good lighting will remain the same, but the infrastructure will change. We are ready to scale up,” says Magnus Wästberg about the new beginning facing his lighting brand.

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2022.10.07

French interior designer Pierre Yovanovich launches a large furniture collection, Front investigates mirrors at Galerie Kreo and Matti Klenell’s exhibition Stay Here A While is finally open. We share ten favourites from the last two weeks.

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2022.06.23

Vestre has built the most sustainable factory in the world. With The Plus, the Norwegian furniture producer has set a new gold standard for sustainable production – and is leading the way towards a greener shift.

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2021.11.07

How do artists explore the potential of materials and our natural elements? Bringing together a number of distinguished writers and thinkers from the Nordic region, the critical anthology Earth, Wind, Fire, Water investigates nordic craft and its relationship to our natural elements. The anthology is edited by Randi Grov Berger and Tonje Kjellevold and produced by the Nordic Network of Crafts Associations and Galleri F 15. It is published by arnoldsche Art Publishers.

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2021.11.07

Fifty years ago there were more than 50 glassworks in the region Småland, aptly labelled the “Swedish Kingdom of Crystal”. The rich heritage stems back to the 18th century and created a thriving industry beyond the Swedish boarders. Today there are only a few of the old glassworks left, but the industry is seeing a revival of a new generation of glass designers combining old traditions with new techniques and exciting forms. Creating a dramatic, yet subtle backdrop inspired by 19th century still life imagery, stylist Sophia Bratt and photographer Kristofer Johnsson pay hommage to the long Swedish tradition in a still-life exclusively produced for The New Era.

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