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The best Scandinavian design in Stockholm. The Stockholm Design Week starts in February

With nearly 850 exhibitors, 1,200 brands represented, 70,000 m2 of exhibition space and the forecast of more than 40,000 trade visitors coming from all continents, Stockholm will become between 5-9 February 2013 in the largest global forum for Nordic and Scandinavian design. Thus, the annual celebration of the Stockholm Furniture Fair and Northern Light Fair, will be complemented by an extensive program of activities in the city by the Stockholm Design Week.

As usual for years, the show has a very clear sectorization that facilitates smooth transit of buyers and visitors based on their commercial interests: Hall A: High-End design Contract (Lighting, Equipment, Furniture, Textiles) Hall B: Home Furniture & Lighting Modern Style / Design Contract Hall C: Furniture, Lighting and home furnishing in traditional style Hall V: GreenHouse, the young desingers area. Guest of Honour Almost ten years have passed since the first time he exhibited his work to a large audience in Stockholm. That was at Greenhouse, the arena for new designers that is part of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. It signaled the start of a successful career and he’s returning as a well-established designer. Mr. Oki Sato, founder of the Nendo design studio, has been named as the tenth Guest of Honour at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2013.

Design Bar For the ninth year running, the Design Bar at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair will be created by a Nordic designer or design team. Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken has been given the assignment in 2013.

Future color and material trends Future trends with their origins in Swedish design tradition will be featured in an exhibition courtesy of Materialbiblioteket at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair on 5-9 February. The exhibition is aimed at professional architects, designers and marketers, and has been produced in association with Oversight Trends.

Note Design Studio at GreenHouse

Once again the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2013 will include an opportunity for young designers to exhibit their work to manufacturers and visitors from the furniture and lighting industry, as well as the general public, as part of the Greenhouse exhibition, which this year will be the work of the Note Design Studio. Greenhouse will also include the premiere of traveling exhibition UNG SVENSK FORM [Young Swedish Design] which is a competition run by Svensk Form [Swedish Society of Crafts and Design] in association with Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

HELLO 2013

Gert Wingårdh and Kustaa Saksi interpret communication. This will be the third year in a row that Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair stages its combined exhibition and talk show Hello! The project is an initiative by the fair to inspire and start a conversation about contemporary and future workplaces. This year’s theme is ‘Communication’ and, just as in previous years, a prominent designer has been tasked with interpreting the main thematic design of the exhibition. In 2013, the task will be shared by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi.

Ethical Council 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.

Designboom Mart 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!  Stand AG:45. The Swedish Craft Center 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. Stand B03:02 Out of the Woods This is an exhibit of twelve seating prototypes made in American hardwood and designed by students from The Royal College of Art, London. The students also built them in the British countryside. 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. Stand East Entrance. Studio Re:design 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. Stand ÖH:01. Let there be Style, Let there be Light, Let there be Future Three trend installations at the next Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair will showcase the interior trends we’ll be seeing in 2013. For the third year running, these exciting and inspiring installations are brought to us courtesy of designer Jan Rundgren.

Challenges of contemporary architecture, a Portuguese & Spanish perspective Describes how Portuguese & Spanish architects in the 21st century have to address their work with a clear focus in mind: new living trends, uprising of new consumption patterns,  the need of sustainable buildings, materials and constructive solutions that meet the demands of a new global society. Architects are also playing a key role in new emerging cities and economies who aim to create signature buildings and public spaces that reinforce their status as new powerhouses in the fields of economy, politics, culture and society. A vision of typically "Portuguese" or "Spanish" values and sensitivity in architecture will be also given to further analyze if there is a specific pattern that identify a "Portuguese" or a "Spanish" way of doing.

Stockholm Design Week The Scandinavian passion for design does not stop when the day on fair finish each day, but extends to the entire city, as is verified by the number of events, presentations, product launches and press meetings and parties from some of leader Nordic brnads and its desingers stars: Claesson, Koivisto & Rune, Form Us with Love, Alexander Lervik and endless proposals.

All leaders Scandinavian design brands will be present in 2013: ABSTRACTA  ALMEDAHLS  AMTICO  ARTEFACT COPENHAGEN  ASPLUND  AVARTE  BANTIE  BLA STATION  BOLON  BRUNO MATHSSON  BSWEDEN  CARL MALMSTEN  DAVID DESIGN  DE NORD  DESIGN HOUSE STOCKHOLM  ELMO  ERIK JÖRGENSEN  FREDERICIA FURNITURE  FROST DESIGN  GABRIEL  GÄRSNÄS  GUBI  HAG  HERSTAL  HIMLA  HOUSE OF LIGHT  HORREDS  INNO INTERIOR  INOFF  JENSEN PLUS  KARL ANDERSON  KASTHALL  KINNARPS  KLÄSSBOLS  KVADRAT  KÄLLEMO  LAMMHULTS  MARIMEKKO  MARTELA  MASSPRODUCTIONS  MATERIA  MITAB  MONTANA  MUUTO  NC NORDIC CARE  NOLA  NORMANN COPENHAGEN  OFFECCT  OFFICELINE  PIIROINEN  RÖSHULTS  SECTO DESIGN  SKANDIFORM  STOLAB  SWEDESE  VIVERO  VITRA  VOICE  WÄSTBERG  WOODSTOCKHOLM  VÄXBO LIN , among others. The 2013 edition will have the largest participation of Spanish and Portuguese companies of all previous editions: Desenho Ibérico, Kriskadecor, Amat 3, Andreu World, Enea, Cosentino, Imasoto, Gidlööf, Vondom, LZF Lamps, Sancal, Made Design, Planing Sisplamo, La Alpujarreña, WeWood, Emotional Brands, Delightfull, Branca Lisboa Boca do Lobo, Munna, Natur Natus in addition to the companies on the waiting list, as well as participating brands through the Scandinavian distributor. Source: Stockholm Furniture Fair Read more news related Stockholm Furniture Fair & Northern Light Fair published at Infurma Further information at Stockholm Furniture & Northern Light Fair website
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