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25 things not to miss at Stockholm Design Week

As Stockholm Design Week grows bigger every year, we give you the events, installations and product launches you should experience.

Words Stefan Nilsson

(1) NORM ARCHITECTS for DUX

Swedish bed and furniture producer Dux gives a four-room installation with beds, tables and lamps. Expect a lot of pine and earthy hues, and new products by Danish Norm Architects.

Alma
Nybrogatan 8

(2) THE SWEDISH HERITAGE of MOOOI

Dutch desing company Moooi has a long history of working with Swedish designers. This year they will exhibit a new collection of carpets from the studios of Front, Luca Nichetto, Note Design Studio and Ingmar Einarsson.

Moooi Showroom
Norr Mälarstrand 26

(3) INSTALLATIONS by IITTALA

”Creating Atmospheres”. Go see an exhibition for all the senses with Jasper Morrison and Finnish Iittala. Enjoy installations about what actually defines a plate, a glass, or a cup.

Wetterling Gallery
Kungsträdgården 3

(4) DIXON at NK

Department store NK is a hub for international design. Here, the British designer Tom Dixon shows off his latest, colourful, eclectic collection. Is it a book stand or just a cool shape?

Nordiska Kompaniet
Hamngatan 20

(5) FRENCH HEM

Swedish design producer Hem has invited French designer Pauline Deltour to create a series of carpets and furniture.

Guld
Eastmansvägen 10

(6) LOTTA AGATON for KASTHALL

Sweden’s number one stylist always creates inspiring installations and exhibitions that set the trends for the upcoming year. For this Design Week, she collaborates with Kasthall for an installation at their flagship store.

Kasthall
Ingmar Bergmans gata 4

(7) EMMANUEL BABLED for OFFECCT

Emmanuel Babled is the Portuguese everyone is talking about. His quirky, international design is jaw-dropping. This year he works with Swedish Offecct (for the second time). Check him out at the Offecct showroom at Lilla Bantorget 11 or at the fair.

Stockholm Furniture Fair
B03:11

(8) LUCA NICHETTO for SVENSKT TENN

The iconic interior store Svenskt Tenn always produces beautiful exhibitions at an international level. This year Luca Nichetto will make an installation with Italian Murano. Craft and design at its best.

Svenskt Tenn
Strandvägen 5

(9) PIERRE SINDRE for DESIGNGALLERIET

Every year, Designgalleriet invites a Swedish top designer to make an exhibition. This year Pierre Sindre shows ten new pieces inspired by a small town in Sweden, with furniture imitating bridges, highway lamps, water towers and skyscrapers.

Designgalleriet, c/o Helio
Grev Turegatan 30

(10) YOUNG SWEDISH DESIGN

Ung Svensk Form (Young Swedish Design) is the best design in Sweden by young designers, all according to a jury. Go see a ”printmobil”, a moving vehicle that roams the streets and prints on concrete. Shown at the Museum of Architecture ArkDes.

ArkDes, Skeppsholmen
Exercisplan 4

(11) BOLON TURNS 70

Annica and Marie Eklund are sisters with star quality. Now, they are celebrating the 70th birthday of their family company, Bolon. Visit the showroom and check out how vinyl floors can become sexy. Patterns and texture everywhere.

Bolon
Birger Jarlsgatan 32A

(12) 80s VIBES

Stockholm has a dedicated museum of furniture design (Möbeldesignmuseum). During Design Week, the museum holds an exhibition on colourful designs from the 80s, with the likes of Kandell.

Frihamnsgatan 50
Magasin 6

(13) FRAMA

Frama, one of Denmark’s hottest design brands, is sleek and Scandinavian. During Design Week they pop up at two different locations. At Dry Studio on Upplandsgatan, and in the home of Sweden’s hottest young architect, Andreas Martin-Löf.

Kungsholmstorg 1 third floor

(14) JONAS BOHLIN at SEBASTIAN SCHILDT

Swedish design icon Jonas Bohlin has been creating timeless design since the 90s. This year he shows cabinets and lamps made of copper — stylish, mature and long-lasting — at gallery Sebastian Schildt.

Sebastian Schildt
Strandvägen 5B

(15) DESIGN AT THE MUSEUM

Nationalmuseum or National Museum of Arts has completed a huge restoration of their facilities, to international acclaim. Design buffs go straight to the restaurant, a large-scale project where almost 40 of Sweden’s most interesting designers have made one piece each. New chairs, cutlery, plates, lamps, serving platters, napkins, etcetera, etcetera. Yum!

Nationalmuseum
Blasieholmskajen

(16) ANDREA BRODIN for KARTELL

Italian Kartell is one of many international brands that exhibit at Stockholm Furniture Fair and will hold a series of activities, including a talk by trend interior designer and TV personality Andrea Brodin.

Kartell
Stockholm Furniture Fair B07:21

(17) HAVE A SEAT

Life in design is not all about pretty chairs. Swiss Geberit has installed five working toilet seats in honour of Design Week. Go to Operakällaren for the latest bathroom trend or try it at the fair. Are you ready for a sci-fi experience?

Geberit
Stockholm Furniture Fair AG:50

(18) CHINESE INFLUENCE

This year’s guest of honour at the Stockholm Furniture Fair are Chinese designers Neri&Hu. Expect a Chinese interpretation of Scandi style with pine wood and more at their inspiring exhibition.

Stockholm Furniture Fair
Stockholmsmässan

(19) FINN FEST

Two of Finland’s most renowned designers come to Stockholm. Ville Kokkonen (previously at Artek) and Harri Koskinen launch the new brand Iwatemo at vintage store Jacksons. Tableware and chairs in a combo of Scandi style and Japanese craft.

Jacksons
Sibyllegatan 53

(20) JENNIE ADEN for CROOKED CONCEPT

Crooked Concept, a pretty little shop at Västmannagatan, will put a handful of their designers up for display. Don’t miss: containers made of fungus by Jennie Aden and neon lamps by Kompaniet.

Crooked Concept
Västmannagatan 47

(21) BRAND NEW DESIGN

Designtorget has been working on launching a new and unestablished design since 1993. This year they launch a whole new collection by 19 Swedish designers. Check out a new wall lantern in recycled aluminum by Mika Lindblad & Ronja Reuber.

Designtorget
Sergels Torg

(22)NEXT BIG THING

Greenhouse is the area at the fair for the young and unestablished. Finnish Teemu Perttunen and Danish Mijo Studio are upcoming stars. And don’t miss New York-based Jumbo — larger than life and very un-Scandinavian.

Greenhouse
Stockholm Furniture Fair

(23) HAVE A BITE

French-Swedish design duo Färg & Blanch is a couple to keep an eye on. They design for international producers with advanced techniques. This year they will make an installation inspired by Swedish “knäckebröd” (crisp bread).

Bondegatan 21A

(24) NEWS at SVENSSONS

Forward-thinking furniture store Svenssons i Lammhults will show some of the news from the fair at their centrally located shop. A whole new colour range from Stolab, for example.

Svenssons i Lammhults
Mood Stockholm Galleria

(25) HANDVÄRK at SCANDINAVIAN MAN

Sleek Danish design brand Handvärk is having a pop-up at Scandinavian MAN during Design Week.

Mäster Samuelsgatan 42

Jumbo at Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture Fair.
Guest of honour at Stockholm Furniture Fair: Neri&Hu.
Moooi.
Gense at Nationalmuseum.
Jasper Morrison and Iittala.