11 product launches not to miss at Stockholm Design Week
Here’s the news you should see in the Swedish capital this week.
Wooden sinks by Woodio
Making cement and ceramics is one of the world’s most polluting industries, not only considering the carbon dioxide emissions. That’s why Finnish Woodio came up with a new proprietary material — the world’s first 100% waterproof wood composite that consists of real wood chips from the local forest.
Fantasy by Magniberg
For Stockholm Design Week, bedlinen and textile brand Magniberg is throwing open its doors to present the 2020 collection, entitled Fantasy. It’s marking the brand’s new direction, exploring the intersection between interior design and fashion culture. Magniberg invites Design Week visitors to pop by the studio and discover more about it’s universe. Creative directors and cofounders Bengt Thornefors and Nina Norgren will be exhibiting a series of still life Polaroids of Magniberg products taken in Paris by their longtime collaborator, the photographer Casper Sejersen. A project with the South Korean London-based photographer Hanna Moon has resulted in a limited edition collection of pillow cases and duvet covers featuring her images. Magniberg has also collaborated on lamps and vases with the glass artist Nina Nørgaard.
Address: Grev Magnigatan 6. Photography: Mikael Olsson
Roadie by Massproductions
Swedish design company Massproductions’ new launch Roadie is a curved, lightweight and stackable sofa for outdoor environments. It’s partly inspired by welded steel crowd control barriers and aluminium lighting rigging, which can be seen being assembled by ”roadies” at concert events.
Terra by Alexander Lervik
Design House Stockholm are about to challenge contemporary design industry with a revolutionary eco-friendly production system. Just choose and pay for your design online, and pick it up locally without any unnecessary transport. First out is a pop art-inspired chair by the Swedish designer Alexander Lervik. Together, they’ve embraced the idea thanks to thousands by thousands of workshops around the globe set up with laser cutters and CNC-equipment.
— We will organize local producers in a worldwide net. Just like locally produced food, we will offer locally produced design. No un-environmental transports, and no race to the bottom in low-wage countries. It’s finally time for the design industry to embrace new technology and assume its responsibilities, says Anders Färdig founder and CEO of Design House Stockholm.
Dish rack by HAY
HAY will release a new accessories collection in february 2020, featuring everyday products such as a ”shortwave dish wash” by Leon Ransmeier and a ”frotté towel” by Amanda Borber.
Bas by Eilersen
As Jens Juul Eilersen set out to design Bas he was inspired by other low sofas, which all had a common denominator of having a wide armrest and a low frame. Bas shares fragments such as its low frame and many combination possibilities, but this is also where the similarities end. Details such as an elegant armrest of 18 cm width, a seating height of 37 cm as well as a shallow depth complete the modern look of Bas uniting the best elements into one sofa in the most compelling way.
Row by Northern
At Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Norwegian design company Northern debuts a new product category; rugs. The new line Row is made of hand-tufted New Zealand wool and designed by Antonia and Silvia Terhedebrügge from award-winning Berlin-based design studio carrying the sisters’ surname. Inspired by nature, it’s no surprise that Row is available in green, brown and grey neutrals.
New Goodies but Oldies by Daniel Svahn
What can a sustainable and circular future in the furniture and design industry looks like? What will we produce when we run out of natural resources or completely disappears? Those questions were asked by designer Daniel Svahn in his master degree studies, which is now on display in the special New Goodies but Oldies at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.
iQ Natural by Tarkett and Note Design Studio
Note Design Studio and international floor-covering brand Tarkett have presented a successful series of exhibitions — including sculptural vinyl installation Snowtopped in Stockholm last year, and the festival-highlight Formations in Milan 2019. For this fair, Tarkett introduces iQ Natural, the first and only homogeneous vinyl flooring made with around 75% natural or renewable raw materials. To mark the launch, Note presents Natural Bond, a phoenix sculpture made from recycled wood parquet. As with Formations, the stand can be dismantled for exhibitions elsewhere or returned to the production cycle for reuse.
Pocket by String Furniture
String Furniture will release a new shelf made of metal, designed by Anna von Schewen, Björn Dahlström and Nisse Strinning. It has multiple applications in order to be usable for all kinds of environments and the brand’s all accessories.
Osaka by Teruhiro Yanagihara
Designer Jin Kuramoto has designed a new armchair called ”Maki”. It is simple, innovative, and obviously shaped with a clear iconic potential. Teruhiro Yanagihara has also designed a timeless and simple furniture collection called ”Osaka”. The collections invites you to a cultural diversity between the Japanese and Scandinavian design.