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8 Things to Catch at the Stockholm Design Fair

A roundup of the cutting-edge Scandinavian design we'd like to see at the 2015 Stockholm Furniture Fair, running February 3-7.
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Renovation

Modern Tiny Kitchen Remodel in Sweden

What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a 258-square-foot apartment? A visual balancing act.
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On the Scene at Stockholm Design Week 2013

In the middle of the cold and dark winter, the Swedes hold their annual Stockholm Design Week, drawing exhibitors and visitors from Europe and other parts of the world. We met with a mix of...
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WHATSWHAT Collective

The Swedish WHATSWHAT Collective, founded by John Astbury, Bengt Brummer, and Karin Wallenbeck in 2010, creates playful pieces that invite user interaction. WE LOVE: The Greta lampshade, with a...
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Profiles

Fredrik Färg

Fredrik Färg originally wanted to be an interior architect, but the urge to create objects with his hands won out. Inspired by art and passionate about fashion, he is driven to experiment. “For me,...
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Food

Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam

Located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, Cafe Foam channels "Spanish temperament with Scandinavian cool," according to its designers, local firm Note. Indeed, the interior features the...
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Travel Reports

New from Note Design: Marginal Notes #2

Note Design Studio opened "Excursion," its second "Marginal Notes" exhibition at the Lindelöf showroom and gallery Wednesday night. Eagerly awaiting the follow-up to last year's collection, I trekked...
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Travel Reports

Fair Chairs

We continue our coverage of the 2012 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair with a selection of especially haute seats. The allure of a well-designed chair is tough to resist and there were plenty of...
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Travel Reports

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...
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Hotels

The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm

Greetings from Sweden! I'm traveling in Stockholm to cover the 2012 Furniture and Light Fair and my home away from home for the next few days is the Grand Central, the flagship of Swedish super hotel...
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Profiles

Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster

Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design. In her Stockholm studio, she whips up a flurry of tiny paper models—”3-D sketches”—that rival their full-scale progeny for beauty and...
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Travel Reports

Stockholm Design Week 2011

We've been covering the 2011 Stockholm Furniture Fair for the past week, delving into everything from the heavy hitters on the main show floor to the promising young designers debuting prototypes in...
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Product

From Stockholm: Gärsnäs, Old & New

Since 1893, Gärsnäs has worked with furniture artisans to create wood works that are durable, pleasing to the eye, and functional. The fifty-person company always has a lovely presence at the...
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Travel Reports

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part II

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...
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Travel Reports

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part I

This week marks the return of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, the largest annual design event in the Nordic part of the world. Celebrating its sixtieth year in existence, the fair is hosting nearly 800...
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From Sweden: Note Design Studio

Stockholm-based Note Design Studio is like a Swedish Pee Wee's Playhouse--everything is cartoonish, playful, and very very fun. Founded in 2008, the group is comprised of a quirky mix of designers,...
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Travel Reports

17 Swedish Designers

If there was one exhibition I longed to see last year, it was 17 Swedish Designers. The show features the work of, you guessed it, 17 young, female, Swedish designers and design groups who have all...
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House Tours

An Attic Studio in Stockholm

In a 495-square-foot attic in the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, interior designer Jimmy Schonning—a local celebrity for his role in the Swedish TV shows "Finally at Home" and "Styling Emergency"—...
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Interviews

Anders Färdig

“I was born into this,” says Design House Stockholm CEO Anders Färdig of his work in the design industry. “I had no chance!” His father and godfather helmed venerable Swedish glass companies, and...
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Interviews

Chris Martin of Massproductions

Massproductions is a Stockholm-based furniture company that launched last year based on the longstanding collaboration between designers Magnus Elebäck and Chris Martin. They burst onto the...
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Travel Reports

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010

Every February, the very best new Nordic furniture designs debut at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and the Northern Light Fair. The two events are held together in the 630,000-square-foot Stockholm...
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Travel Reports

Stockholm: New from Gärsnäs

Last year the venerable Swedish furniture makers Gärsnäs showed us they could bring fashion to furniture with Pierre Sindre’s collared Button chair, Anna von Schewen’s bunched Dress chair, and the...
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From Stockholm: Snowflakes Tables

The prolific team at Claesson Koivisto Rune has come up with something truly unique with their Snowflakes tables for OFFECT, which premiered at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this week.
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Passive Houses in Stockholm

Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new suburban development by Swedish architecture firm Smedshammar + Holmberg, which was meant to set a new precedent in Sweden for housing innovation. Now...
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Profiles

From Stockholm, With Love

The problem with loving all things Scandinavian is that for those of us in the United States, the objects of our affection are at least 4,000 miles away. While some larger companies make Scandinavian...
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Profiles

The Suburbs Strike Back

Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg are on a mission to rescue their compatriots from boring suburbs—and their deep-seated suspicion of architects.
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