Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part II

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February 10, 2011

After examining the wares of the younguns over at the Greenhouse, it was time to venture into the main portion of the Stockholm Furniture Fair. As is the case with any major design show, there were rows and rows of beautiful items, scores of exhibitors busily tending to last-minute booth preperations, and a constantly growing number of people shuffling around, mouths agape. Here we present a few images captured during eight straight hours on the floor—you'll see some just-released items, some old Scandinavian favorites, and lots and lots of this country's favorite color—yellow.

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  This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, and this display just outside the entrance to the show celebrates a selection of Scandinavian furniture classics from the past six decades. At center is Tree, by Katrin Olina and Michael Young (2003); top left is F139, by Karl Erik Ekselius (1955); the red pair at top right are Tilt, by Peter Andersson (2006), and Antelope, by Monica Förster (2010).  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, and this display just outside the entrance to the show celebrates a selection of Scandinavian furniture classics from the past six decades. At center is Tree, by Katrin Olina and Michael Young (2003); top left is F139, by Karl Erik Ekselius (1955); the red pair at top right are Tilt, by Peter Andersson (2006), and Antelope, by Monica Förster (2010).

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  The brothers Campana attend to the finishing touches of the Bolon booth. The Stockholm–based company, which manufactures woven vinyl products, enlisted the designers to collaborate on their latest collection, called Artisan.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    The brothers Campana attend to the finishing touches of the Bolon booth. The Stockholm–based company, which manufactures woven vinyl products, enlisted the designers to collaborate on their latest collection, called Artisan.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Designer Maria Westerberg won the 2011 Green Furniture Award for her T-Shirt Chair, which she created as her final student project at Konstfack in Stockholm.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Designer Maria Westerberg won the 2011 Green Furniture Award for her T-Shirt Chair, which she created as her final student project at Konstfack in Stockholm.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  The Leaf Lamp, by Australian designer Peter Schumacher, won the Green Furniture Award in 2010. This year it reappeared as a pendant.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    The Leaf Lamp, by Australian designer Peter Schumacher, won the Green Furniture Award in 2010. This year it reappeared as a pendant.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Cozy cubby form, accented by—what else?—yellow cabinets, by kids' furniture purveyor Lekolar.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Cozy cubby form, accented by—what else?—yellow cabinets, by kids' furniture purveyor Lekolar.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Myrstacken, a task lamp and table concept by Konstfack student Frans Felix Ahlberg Eriksson, was displayed in the Greenhouse.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Myrstacken, a task lamp and table concept by Konstfack student Frans Felix Ahlberg Eriksson, was displayed in the Greenhouse.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Arik Levy, the show's guest designer of honor and keynote speaker, created this lounge in the middle of the convention center. Comprised of spongy daybeds and sofas, it was a welcome oasis for weary attendees and exhibitors.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Arik Levy, the show's guest designer of honor and keynote speaker, created this lounge in the middle of the convention center. Comprised of spongy daybeds and sofas, it was a welcome oasis for weary attendees and exhibitors.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  This trio of teenagers enjoyed the comfy space for quite a bit of time.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    This trio of teenagers enjoyed the comfy space for quite a bit of time.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  As soon as Levy spotted the lolling teenagers, he was delighted—they were obviously experiencing the space as he intended. Though he DOES look dubious in this shot, it was clear that he was happy they were enjoying his lounge.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    As soon as Levy spotted the lolling teenagers, he was delighted—they were obviously experiencing the space as he intended. Though he DOES look dubious in this shot, it was clear that he was happy they were enjoying his lounge.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Sprinkled about the show floor were Nordic design classics of yesteryear. Arne Jacobsen designed his 1928 Bellevue Lamp to illuminate his concept for "the house of the future."  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Sprinkled about the show floor were Nordic design classics of yesteryear. Arne Jacobsen designed his 1928 Bellevue Lamp to illuminate his concept for "the house of the future."

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  The Strapp Shelf, by Britta Teleman, is elegant and simple—steel, leather and brass. Available from Klong Interior, in Lidingö, Sweden.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    The Strapp Shelf, by Britta Teleman, is elegant and simple—steel, leather and brass. Available from Klong Interior, in Lidingö, Sweden.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Alexander Lervik's conceptual installation, called Dimensions, was the crown jewel of the Light Bar—a pavilion at dead center of the show dedicated to lighting design. Each of the more than one thousand heads would become illuminated by a pulsating wave of colorful LEDs, stopping passersby in their tracks. It was hypnotic—and actually a nice visual respite from the incessant whir of the show floor.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Alexander Lervik's conceptual installation, called Dimensions, was the crown jewel of the Light Bar—a pavilion at dead center of the show dedicated to lighting design. Each of the more than one thousand heads would become illuminated by a pulsating wave of colorful LEDs, stopping passersby in their tracks. It was hypnotic—and actually a nice visual respite from the incessant whir of the show floor.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Royal 6 & 14, by Niclas Hoflin, is meant to evoke the impression of sitting close to an open fire. Created for Ruben Lighting, a lighting company based in Vittsjö, Sweden, since 1950.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Royal 6 & 14, by Niclas Hoflin, is meant to evoke the impression of sitting close to an open fire. Created for Ruben Lighting, a lighting company based in Vittsjö, Sweden, since 1950.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Lorenza Luti, director of marketing and retail for Kartell. We had a nice chat about her creative contributions at the company, growing up in Milan, and some exciting projects that she has in store. Look for a more in-depth interview, coming soon!  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Lorenza Luti, director of marketing and retail for Kartell. We had a nice chat about her creative contributions at the company, growing up in Milan, and some exciting projects that she has in store. Look for a more in-depth interview, coming soon!

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Anna Lindgren, one third of the Swedish design group Front. She, along with partners Sofia Lagerkvist and Charlotte von der Lancken, created the Front Page magazine rack for Kartell. It debuted at last year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010, and is now in Kartell stores everywhere.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Anna Lindgren, one third of the Swedish design group Front. She, along with partners Sofia Lagerkvist and Charlotte von der Lancken, created the Front Page magazine rack for Kartell. It debuted at last year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010, and is now in Kartell stores everywhere.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Two easy plywood pieces from Danish furniture purveyor Hay—the Ru Chair, by Shane Schneck, left, and the Shanghay Chair, by KiBiSi, at right.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Two easy plywood pieces from Danish furniture purveyor Hay—the Ru Chair, by Shane Schneck, left, and the Shanghay Chair, by KiBiSi, at right.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  The chrome-and-rosewood Stokke armchair, created by Danish designer Jens Quistgaard in 1965. Classic.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    The chrome-and-rosewood Stokke armchair, created by Danish designer Jens Quistgaard in 1965. Classic.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Oslo–based Cathrine Kullberg, whose blond-birch Norwegian Forest lamps have become a Scandinavian mainstay since she debuted them in 2007.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Oslo–based Cathrine Kullberg, whose blond-birch Norwegian Forest lamps have become a Scandinavian mainstay since she debuted them in 2007.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  A new release from Design House Stockholm—Catharina Kippel has added a deep cobalt blue to her popular Bono collection. The cobalt series, which is combined with white bone china, consists of hand-painted jugs, bowls, plates and mugs.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    A new release from Design House Stockholm—Catharina Kippel has added a deep cobalt blue to her popular Bono collection. The cobalt series, which is combined with white bone china, consists of hand-painted jugs, bowls, plates and mugs.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  The Area Table and Footstool, by Anya Sebton, was a big hit for Lammhults in 2010. It consists of five modular units, each with magnets embedded within to make it easy to regroup. And look! The end piece happens to be....yellow!  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    The Area Table and Footstool, by Anya Sebton, was a big hit for Lammhults in 2010. It consists of five modular units, each with magnets embedded within to make it easy to regroup. And look! The end piece happens to be....yellow!

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  Hand-printed textiles from Danish company Kurage.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    Hand-printed textiles from Danish company Kurage.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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  We end with another student work—Workshop by Finnish designer 
Sami Kallio. The lamp is of seemingly simple construction, with an aluminum shade that moves along the bent-ash body by way of a straightforward leather loop. The body hides the cord, and the height is adjusted via a single brass screw at the metal base. Keep your eye on this guy, and stay tuned for more Stockholm coverage to come.  Photo by: Amanda Dameron
    We end with another student work—Workshop by Finnish designer Sami Kallio. The lamp is of seemingly simple construction, with an aluminum shade that moves along the bent-ash body by way of a straightforward leather loop. The body hides the cord, and the height is adjusted via a single brass screw at the metal base. Keep your eye on this guy, and stay tuned for more Stockholm coverage to come.

    Photo by: Amanda Dameron

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