PREMIER INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE OF SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
As one of the world’s premier design exhibitions, this year’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair once again attracted an influential group of professional guests. The Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks – the fair’s forum for knowledge and discussions within the area of design and architecture – was visited by Neri&Hu, Joel Sanders, Tom Dixon, Matali Crasset, Sabine Marcelis and David Thulstrup. This year’s theme was “Challenges for the Future”.
- In the entrance hall, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, who run the award-winning Chinese design and architecture office Neri&Hu, created an installation that highlighted relevant social issues unique to China.
- The Design Bar, a mix between an exhibition and a top-class restaurant, formed a common area together with the Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian atriums and Japanese aesthetics, the Norwegian design studio Anderssen & Voll designed a structure in pine that encircled an intimate courtyard. The menu was created by chef Frida Ronge, culinary director at Tak and UNN in Stockholm.
- The NM&-A collection depicted the process surrounding the interior design of the restaurant and the creation of 80 new interior objects, a project led by Matti Klenell, TAF Arkitekter, Carina Seth Andersson and Stina Löfgren.
- Temperament “took the temperature” of contemporary Scandinavian design and interior architecture. With a focus on both private homes and public spaces, Temperament investigated current trends and tendencies based on the personal perspective and approach of the invited artist: designer and set designer Sahara Widoff.
- Greenhouse was the fair’s jury-assessed area for young and unestablished designers and design schools. In total, 37 designers/design groups and 29 design schools from 20 countries took part. Design duo Thau & Kallio designedGreenhouse Bar and Café and an exhibition under the direction of the Materials Library.