Seven from Stockholm Design Week
It's about mid-way through the 2012 Stockholm Design Week and I've been traveling to studios, showrooms, and the show floor of the Furniture and Light Fair to seek out what's new in Scandinavian Design. There were plenty of wonderful things out there—far too many to even begin to think about a comprehensive roundup—but in the following slideshow, I share seven of my favorites in lighting, furniture, textiles, and accessories.
The brainchild of John Löfgren, Jonas Pettersson, and Petrus Palmér, Form Us With Love
began in 2005 just as the three graduated from design school. Their studio has since expanded and they've collaborated with some of the biggest companies in Sweden and have honored that relationship by highlighting them in the "Form Us With Friends" exhibition. One of the five featured collaborations (in addition to Silestone, Design House Stockholm, Abstracta, and One Nordic) is with lighting company Ateljé Lyktan
. The team launched this glass and powder-coated aluminum lamp which features a plug in its base to create an additional power outlet. Clever.