Dezeen LIVE: Stockholm Design Week


The Dezeen team are reporting live from Stockholm Design Week in the Swedish capital (5-11 February) with updates throughout the day, including exclusive previews of products, installations and events.


 

2:30pm Dezeen editorial director Max Fraser stopped by the office of Nichetto Studio for a catch up with its founder Luca Nichetto. The designer will be launching the Eski Chair for Swedish contract furniture manufacturer Edsbyn this week in Stockholm.

Max fraser and luca nichetto catching up in Stockholm
Nichetto and Fraser catch up at Nichetto Studio, located in a converted house in the residential area of Mälarhojden

The company, established in 1899, used to make wooden skis. Nichetto has designed a rocking chair on curved wooden sleds as a nod to Edsbyn’s past.

The Eski chair on skis
Eski Chair by Luca Nichetto for Edsbyn, launching tomorrow (6 Feb) at Stockholm Design Fair

Asked about the news that the Stockholm Furniture Fair is for sale, Nichetto pondered the future for Sweden’s principle furniture trade show. “Considering what is happening in Scandinavia, it’s going to be quite interesting to see if this fair becomes very local or if there is still a hope that it remains relevant in an international field, as it was before.”

“I think if they find a way to be different from 3 Days of Design [in Copenhagen], which now looks like the design destination in Scandinavia, they need to work really hard in Sweden to compete with this new [citywide] format.”


 

11:30am Copenhagen-based rug and tapestry brand Cappelen Dimyr’s latest designs are on display in a showroom filled with antiques at Stockholm Design Week, served with pears, pistachios and cannoli. – Cajsa Carlson


 

11:00am Design studio Form Us With Love has invited architects and interior designers to test out an experimental pop-up workspace called Testing Grounds.

Instead of creating a static exhibition for the design week, the studio has transformed the front of its Stockholm office into a co-working space featuring new furniture designs. – Amy Frearson

Read more about how Form Us With Love transforms its studio into a future workplace prototype ›

Testing Grounds by Form Us With Love at Stockholm Design Week 2024
The exhibition will be a live experiment during Stockholm Design Week

 

10:30am The Sven-Harrys konstmuseum – designed by Wingårdhs in 2011 – is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Bruno Mathsson Prize with a newly-opened exhibition of works by 35 previous winners.

Considered the most prestigious annual Nordic design award, the exhibition brings together designers from 1995’s winner Ake Axelsson to last year’s winner, Front.

Colourfu sofa at Bruno Matthson Prize exhibition

Each designer was asked to display their signature design as well as an object that they did not design but that symbolises their design intention.

Stacked pink cardboard in exhibition space

The exhibition design is constructed entirely from stacked cardboard painted in a “Stockholm pink”.

Cardboard plinths display works by Ilkka Suppanen, Cecilie Manz, Daniel Rybakken, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Anderssen & Voll, Folkform, and Monica Förster. – Max Fraser

Chair and footstool on display at exhibition
Photography is by Max Fraser

Read more about the Bruno + 35 Mathsson Prize Winners exhibition on Dezeen Events Guide ›


 

10:00am British designer Faye Toogood has collaborated with Finnish furniture brand Vaarnii to create the Peace outdoor furniture collection, which will be unveiled at Stockholm Furniture Fair.

“It brings a softness and generosity – the pine comes in chunky planks, the roundness invites you to sit,” Toogood said.

Read more about Faye Toogood’s lollipop stick-like chair and footstool for Vaarnii ›

Designer Faye Toogood sitting in a wooden chair
The photography is courtesy of Faye Toogood and Vaarnii.

 

9:30am For this morning’s unveiling of the Together exhibition at Swedish department store NK, visitors were treated to traditional Swedish cakes. These included cream-filled Semla buns and bright-green princess cakes, all washed down with lots of coffee – Swedish-style. – Cajsa Carlson

Princess cake on table at NK department store, Stockholm
Image by Cajsa Carlson

 

9:00am Stockholm received a dusting of snow overnight, and Dezeen’s editorial director Max Fraser, editor-at-large Amy Frearson, deputy editor Cajsa Carlson and junior reporter Jane Englefield are on the ground reporting from Stockholm Design Week, now in it’s 22nd year after having been founded in 2002.

Dezeen Events Guide has created a Stockholm Design Week guide, highlighting the key events at the festival this year.

sunrise in Stockholm at the start of design week
Image by Cajsa Carlson

 

To keep you up to date, Dezeen Events Guide has created a Stockholm Design Week digital guide highlighting the key events at the festival.

See Dezeen Events Guide for all the latest information you need to know to attend the event, as well as a list of other architecture and design events taking place around the world.

All times are London time.

The lead image is by Max Fraser.





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