Stockholm Furniture Fair Evénements

Stockholm , 05.02.2013 - 09.02.2013

ENTRANCE SQUARE / MAIN ENTRANCE

Guest of Honour

Installation and lounge by Oki Sato, Nendo Group
EH:01

Now that it’s time for the tenth Guest of Honour. It gives us great pleasure to welcome back to Stockholm one of the world’s most exciting contemporary designers, the founder and Chief Designer of Japanese design group Nendo, Oki Sato. In keeping with tradition, the Guest of Honour will be getting a free hand to create the welcome lounge in the Entrance Hall. Oki Sato was a young yet-to-be-discovered designer when he took part in the Greenhouse talent exhibition in 2004 and the now world-famous designer has visited the fair on two other occasions. It’s his turn now in 2013 to create the first impression all our visitors will get on arrival.

“The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is one of the most profoundly memorable places for me because it is here the door opened for me and enabled me to start my professional career. After all these years it is such a privilege to be back in Stockholm as the Guest of Honour, though I, thanks to all my memories connected with the place, really don´t feel like a ‘Guest’,” says Sato.

“Nendo’s philosophy is to give people a small moment of ‘!’,” he continues. “This is something I promise that we will be providing in this year’s Guest of Honour lounge”.

Oki Sato was born in Toronto in 1977 and grew up in Tokyo, where he trained as an architect. He’s now based in the Japanese capital city but spends 1-2 weeks each month in Europe. He’s regarded as one of the very brightest stars in the design heaven and has worked with the likes of Cappellini,
De Padova, Foscarini and Swedese.

Previous Guests of Honour: Patricia Urquiola, Spain, Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroucell, France, Naoto Fukasawa, Japan, Konstantin Grcic, Germany, Giulio Cappellini, Italy, Ineke Hans, the Netherlands, Sir Paul Smith, UK, Arik Levy, Israel/France and Inga Sempé from France.

Architonic

EH:02

Since 10 years now, Architonic stands for high-quality information, providing architects, designers, researchers, manufacturers and retailers with up-to-the-minute and relevant product details and expert knowledge.

Ethical Council
EH:06


The newly formed No Copy Ethical Council is a collaboration between Stockholmsmässan and TMF [the Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry] and was introduced at the 2012 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. The Council was a huge success and there will be a second chance in 2013 to receive impartial advice on intellectual property issues while the fair is in progress. 

The No Copy Ethical Council aims to help ensure a high ethical standard among exhibitors and to counteract the occurrence of unauthorized copies of familiar or distinctive products.

“We set up the Ethical Council to provide our exhibitors with impartial advice on intellectual property rights issues. The Council made its first appearance at the 2012 fair and got a very positive reception. There’ll now be another chance to get advice on this important and complex issue,” reports Cecilia Nyberg, Event Manager of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

The Ethical Council is a mixture of intellectual property rights experts and designers with far-ranging experience in making threshold of originality assessments. No Copy 2013 consists of Per-Jonas Nordell, Professor of Intellectual Property Law (Chairman), Mattias Malmstedt, attorney at Gullikssons Advokatbyrå (Secretary), Ulf Brunne, Carl Malmsten, Mårten Cyrén, Mårten Cyrén Design and Anna Palleschitz from People People.

Retailer focus with Möbelfakta

EH:08

Möbelfakta is a complete state-of-the art reference and labelling for furniture – synonymous with professionality and quality to the smallest part. The system was re-launched by TMF (the Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry) in 2011. The requirements are based on three criteria; quality – environment – social responsibility. TMF also lifts the ongoing work ”There´s nothing like the original”.

The stage

EH:09

Numerous awards and seminars will be held on the stage at the main entrance. See separate programme or www.stockholmfurniturefair.com.

VICTORIA HALL



Greenhouse

Greenhouse is the place connections are cultivated between young undiscovered designers from all over the world and their future collaborators and customers. This year’s edition will be the eleventh in a row. Take a look at traveling exhibition Young Swedish Design which gets its first showing at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

Greenhouse is one of our most popular sections. It has developed into fertile ground for tomorrow’s design stars to sow the first seeds of a flourishing future. Over the years, designers such as Nendo, Front, Form Us With Love and Jens Fager have seen the light of day here, which means that curiosity from both the media and visitors is kept at boiling point. In the middle of Greenhouse you’ll find the Young Swedish Design project, which is a collaboration between the fair and the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design.

When Stockholm-based design studio Note was commissioned to design this year’s Greenhouse, they took their theme from the baroque garden, its iconic style and the space it allows philosophical ideas. “We’ve wanted to create a more open and communicative solution without invisible lines between exhibitor and visitor,” Note’s Johannes Carlström explains, “Where ideas and discussions can flow freely.”

Note
During the three years they have been in business, the six-man team at design studio Note has worked with architecture, product design and design strategies for Swedish and international companies such as Mitab, La Chance, Avanza Bank, Abici–Italia and Zilenzio. Note’s very own Johannes Carlström took part in Greenhouse 2005.

Criteria:
The prototypes exhibited at Greenhouse must not be closely tied to any particular manufacturer, neither should they have been exhibited previously. Independent designers and design schools from around the world are invited to apply. 

The final selection is made by an expert jury. The members of the 2013 jury are Gabriella Gustafson, architect at TAF, Anna von Schewen, interior architect and designer, Matti Klenell, interior architect and designer and David Carlson, designer consultant.

For information about applying for Greenhouse 2014, please visit www.stockholmfurniturefair.com


HALL A

Hello!

-Anatomy of Communication, an installation and talk show 

A42:20


In 2013, the inspirational exhibition Hello! and the seminar series The Hello! Show will take a deeper look at how we create communication in our working environments – today and tomorrow.

Following on from the previous year’s theme of Meetings and Organizations, we’ll be tying up loose ends under the headline Communication and showing the interconnectedness of it all. Creating a good working environment is about more than the actual room and its furnishings; it’s also about what’s happening in the space between and about the human interaction there.

The task of creating this year’s Hello installation is shared by two polar opposites on the design spectrum: Illustrator Kustaa Saksi and architect Gert Wingårdh. As usual, the Hello! talk show will be moderated by design journalist Mark Isitt and trend expert Stefan Nilsson.

“Success in everything we do has its origins somewhere in good communication. It’s an exciting theme, especially as we’ll need to communicate our way to a shared vision,” comments Gert Wingårdh.

“It will be interesting to get to work with an architect. We both work with communication, only with different forms of expression and on different scales,” remarks Kustaa Saksi.

A-GALLERY / EAST ENTRANCE



Design Bar - Installation and bar by Daniel Rybakken

AG:96, AG:97

The Design Bar is a bar, a VIP lounge and peaceful oasis all rolled into one. This year’s bar is an illusion created by Daniel Rybakken, the acclaimed Norwegian designer who works with light.

In the doorway to a badly lit room in an empty old house in Oslo, Daniel Rybakken suddenly realized how conservatively we tend to think about the phenomenon of light. At that moment, he conceived the idea that has been the Norwegian-born designer’s focus ever since: To try to recreate natural daylight. His work has attracted both commercial and institutional national and international attention. The work is constantly driven forwards in various guises, but always originates from a premise of Daniel Rybakken himself as the end user.

“The installation’s only light source is formed by a crack high up in the cathedral-like ceiling. The room is dark. To start with, the darkness forms a strong contrast to the other lighting at the fair, but your eyes gradually adapt and the light – which you first perceive as the daylight you know is flowing behind a pulled-down bedroom shade in the middle of the day – soon starts trickling in.”

Daniel Rybakken has studied at the Oslo School of Architecture and the School of Arts and Crafts in Gothenburg, where he now lives. He’s worked with the likes of Italian Luceplan and the exclusive Galeri Kreo in Paris, and from March 2013 he’ll have a separate traveling exhibition for the National Museum in Oslo, which is set to tour his homeland of Norway for two years.

The purpose of the Design Bar is to promote a Nordic designer or design team. In previous years, the bar has been designed by Marge Arkitekter AB, the Front design team, design duo BrobergRidderstråle, the Save our Souls duo, the Camp Site design collective, Jonas Wagell, Katrin Greiling and Lina Nordqvist.

Designboom Mart

AG:45

For the fifth time in Stockholm, the Designboom Mart brings 40 international design talents to introduce new products to the marketplace. The group exhibition combines high-profile design with a popular street market setting. With more than 200 design souvenirs on sale, visitors can purchase at a symbolic price!

Vodunuvo

AG:47

Canadian designer Patty Johnson presents a new collection of products inspired by the tribulation, struggle and survival of one of the world's oldest religions. Vodunuvo is a convergence of design with ethnography, product and artefact. In contrast with our media-led view of Haiti, this collection presents something much more dynamic: a living, breathing culture with a critical role in the global design marketplace.

Studio Re:design

ÖH:01

The studio develops prototypes with a high design and fashion standard. The design studio in Borås is the heart of the organization. By using excess textiles from FOV, Nudie, Eton, the Red Cross and more, they combine fashion with furniture and lift the textile value to the sky.

Out of the Woods

ÖH:05, ÖH:18

This is an exhibit of twelve seating prototypes made in American hardwood and designed by students from The Royal College of Art, London. The project challenged them to consider the sustainability of their work, as each piece underwent Life Cycle Assessment, a process offering accurate environmental impact information to industry and beyond.


HALL B



The Swedish Craft Center

B03:02


The Center represents over 800 professional craftspeople from all over Sweden. Ten of them will be displaying exiting examples of spatial design for both home and public spaces. One common factor for these exhibitors is small-scale, manual production with full control of the entire manufacturing process and a final result that cannot be seen elsewhere.

Architects’ view on: Future Scandinavian Color and Material Trends

B07:11

Material installation and coffee bar by the Materials Library at Stockholmsmässan in cooperation with Richard Prime.

Visiting a trend exhibition is one thing; coming away from that exhibition with an understanding of what you’ve actually just seen is another matter entirely. This is why in Architects’ view on: Future Scandinavian Color and Material Trends, the visitor is offered the opportunity of taking guided tours and discussing the content with the exhibition producers: Richard Prime, Oliver Schmidt and Björn Florman.

“Our purpose in exhibiting materials, colors and surfaces has been to create inspiration rather than show visitors ready-made images. A palette from which everyone is free to pick what they, a set of seeds interpreted with soft values,” the three creators say.

The idea of the exhibition is to look ahead into the future and illustrate it with stories from a Scandinavian perspective. Observers should be able to get a sense of the Scandinavian trends and then utilize their knowledge and adapt it for their own markets and sectors. There’s nothing static about a trend process, it takes different lengths of time and can be interpreted in different ways. The way it’s embraced in different directions is the most interesting aspect.

Richard Prime & Materialbiblioteket
Richard has more than ten years’ experience as a color and trend forecaster. He was born in the UK and has lived in Stockholm since 2008. Richard founded Oversight Trends in 2011. Richard Prime has carried out work for clients including Stylus, Svensk Form, Global Color Research, Inhabitat, The Times and Cool Hunting. There are more than 2,000 material samples on show in Materialbiblioteket’s premises at Stockholmsmässan in Älvjsö. Managers Oliver Schmidt and Björn Florman provide guidance to product developers, designers, students and other visitors with links to the manufacturing industry.

Let there be light, Let there be future - Trend installations by Jan Rundgren

B01:21, B02:16, B02:18

Under three headings divided between two installations, trend expert and designer Jan Rundgren introduces us to the zeitgeist in the areas of public spaces, lighting and home interiors. The products involved have been selected from among the fair's exhibitors.

“There are ever increasing demands for attractive furniture and décor in public spaces. The quality of contemporary hotels and other meeting places has vastly improved in recent years and we’re going to see a continuation of that trend. This is something we reflect in “Let there be future” where we also show all the fun developments in contemporary lighting in a section called “Let there be light”. There’s an unbelievable amount going on with light fittings in new materials, lamps with motifs and lighting that creates patterns. In the home interiors installation “Let there be style”, we identify the home’s elementary needs and how we can satisfy these in different rooms. Like the bedroom, where we sleep, wake up and make love,” explains Jan Rundgren.

This year, the trend installations will be the first thing visitors encounter on entering each exhibition hall. “This allows you to get an immediate sense of what’s on-trend and it feels like a natural way to communicate with visitors,” notes designer Rundgren. Jan will also be giving trend lectures linked to the installations during the fair. Jan Rundgren is a designer and trend expert. He creates inspiratorial exhibitions, writes books and is a much-in-demand speaker.


HALL C

Let there be style - Trend installation by Jan Rundgren

C04:10, C04:11

Under three headings divided between two installations, trend expert and designer Jan Rundgren introduces us to the zeitgeist in the areas of public spaces, lighting and home interiors. The products involved have been selected from among the fair's exhibitors.

“There are ever increasing demands for attractive furniture and décor in public spaces. The quality of contemporary hotels and other meeting places has vastly improved in recent years and we’re going to see a continuation of that trend. This is something we reflect in “Let there be future” where we also show all the fun developments in contemporary lighting in a section called “Let there be light”. There’s an unbelievable amount going on with light fittings in new materials, lamps with motifs and lighting that creates patterns. In the home interiors installation “Let there be style”, we identify the home’s elementary needs and how we can satisfy these in different rooms. Like the bedroom, where we sleep, wake up and make love,” explains Jan Rundgren.

This year, the trend installations will be the first thing visitors encounter on entering each exhibition hall. “This allows you to get an immediate sense of what’s on-trend and it feels like a natural way to communicate with visitors,” notes designer Rundgren. Jan will also be giving trend lectures linked to the installations during the fair.

Jan Rundgren is a designer and trend expert. He creates inspiratorial exhibitions, writes books and is a much-in-demand speaker.


HALL K

Möbelriket

KF:10, KF:20

The inspirational exhibition DIALOG, created by design strategist Erik Mohlin, is on show here. 2013 will be the Year of Wood in a special way in Möbelriket’s stand. They will be presenting this spring’s major design event: SWEDISH DESIGN IN MILAN. Last but not least: Möbelriksdagen light – a taste of the industry and lobby day.


Awards 2013

Form +1 Award
The +1 Award is presented by Form Magazine and rewards the most interesting innovation at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. The rules of the +1 Award are simple: Last year’s winner selects the new recipient of the award from all the exhibits displayed at the fair. The judge for 2013 is Johan Lindau, CEO at Blå Station and son of the late Swedish designer Börge Lindau who, together with Bo Lindekrantz, received the award in 2012 for their S70-4, designed for Lammhults in the seventies and relaunched at the fair in 2012.

Almedahls Award 2013
The Almedahls Award is an annual international competition for students who are studying design/architecture at university level or have graduated within the last two years. The winner of the Almedahls Award of 25,000 SEK is chosen by a jury consisting of well-known names and is awarded to encourage young designers who work with textiles.

The Supplier of the Year
The trade association for Colour, Furniture and Interior, (FMI) and their periodical magazine will hand out the prize to a supplier who works for a long-term and good business relationship with its customers.

The Certified Colorist in the Interior Environment of the Year
The trade association for Colour, Furniture and Interior, (FMI) and NCS Colour AB will award this prize for good understanding of color’s role in the creation of a pleasant environment.

Light Store of the Year
Every year, the Home Lighting Association selects the best lighting store in the Nordic region. The Jury takes into consideration the overall impression made by the store on the basis of carefully selected criteria.
Most of the award ceremonies take place on the Entrance Hall stage, stand EH:09

STOCKHOLM DESIGN WEEK – WHAT’S ON TONIGHT?
Stockholm Design Week is the world’s largest meeting place for Scandinavian design. The entire city of Stockholm gets involved. The city teems with high profile design events, showrooms and exhibitions all week.

The Official Guide to Stockholm Design Week contains a list of showrooms, shops, restaurants and more. The Guide is available at the fair, in showrooms and in leading design shops around the city throughout the design week.

You can download the app Stockholm Design Week or read more at www.stockholmdesignweek.com


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