The 2019 edition of Stockholm Furniture and Light fair, the most important exhibition for interior design in Scandinavia, successfully closed. Many events, cultural initiatives and innovative products presented by over 700 exhibitors, with an increasing presence of Italian companies.
And over 200 events about design outside the fair have given rise to the Stockholm Design Week.
Stockholm Furniture and Light fair confirms its identity as widest exhibition of the high quality Scandinavian design.
Although its attitude to cultural contamination is highlighted by the choice of Neri & Hu Guest of Honor 2019. The two award-winning architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Shanghai and London based, have designed an installation that highlights social issues, inspired by traditional Chinese villages that are disappearing together with their own cultures, at an alarming rate.
The Norwegian Anderssen & Voll studio was entrusted with the project of the attractive Design Bar, inspired by Scandinavian atriums and Japanese aesthetician furnished with the Kipu poufs that Anderssen & Voll designed for Lapalma.
Design Bar is a mix between design installation and haute cuisine restaurant, thanks to the collaboration with Frida Ronge, chef at the Tak and UNN restaurant in Stockholm.
The Greenhouse was reserved for the products by independent designers and design schools.
It has already been the launching pad for well-known designers such as Oki Sato or GamFratesi. The duo Thau & Kallio have been given the assignment to design Greenhouse Bar and Café as well the exhibition “The Bridge” curated by the Materials Library.
In the following gallery WOW! proposes a selection of new products and trends.
What’s next? Was the motto of the Sweden company: attitudes and visions among younger generations shift as a result of new ways of working and inspiring new solutions for interior design.
Vibe is the screen system with boundless flexibility: many type of screen to personalize spaces, define different levels of of privacy, and creative areas.
The seat that bends upwards and the rounded backrest, gives Fendo (design by Stefan Borselius) the comfort of a real armchair. The actual size and the space between seat and backrest give a dainty look of a small chair. ”To sit down in Fendo is like indulge oneself in a big hug! That’s how comfortable it is, and the wooden legs with textile details gives the chair an even friendlier character.” the designer quoted.
Bright and vibrant colors characterize the stand of the Treviso based company which has displayed its masterpieces in Stockholm: CBox, multifunctional drawer units (designed by Gianmarco Blini), DotBox containers (by Hangar Design Group), also in the version with IoT integration and plants to improve air quality and the recent Echo Lockers (design by 967 Arch) modular locker system for personal and shared use.
Waka is designed by David Trubridge who has created an inviting, open piece of seating furniture. “The inspiration for this furniture goes all the way back to the ’70s when I studied to become a naval architect. This furniture is derived from the lines in a boat construction and resembles something that floats, something dreamy that you can drift away on,” says the designer.
The Belgium based designer launched Legs, a collection of unique furniture featured by asymmetrical powder coated steel structures.The committed design of Pierre-Emmanuel Vandeputte radiates poetic spaces and states of mind rather than functions.
Four new colors for Drop Chair and a new suspension lamp named Suspence (design by GamFratesi) to create metropolitan living and working environment.
Play, designed by Vertti Kivi, is a modular sofa which can be assembled from different seat,backrest and armrest pieces to create playful combinations for meeting and lobby areas.
White chair is inspired by sixties Nordic design and designed by the Finnish designer, Harri Koskinen. Chunky and solid with its characteristic 4 cm leg diameter.