our Stockholm Furniture Fair Highlights
Our first visit to the Stockholm Furniture Fair with our friends at Great Dane Furniture was a heady experience, bursting with covetable and inspiring design – objects and furniture and lighting that were simply … brilliant! The Fair is of course the largest in the region, showcasing the very best and latest in Scandinavian design. The highlights were arguably meeting the people behind these brands and discovering more of the history, the future plans and gaining insights into their inspiration. What made the trip even richer for us was then visiting the actual showrooms all over Stockholm to delve deeper into the brand heritage and experience the space that inspires the collections. Walking the colourful streets of Stockholm although freezing was a complete delight at every turn, and retreating to our haven, Ett Hem to discuss the days’s inspiration in the evening was almost akin to a homecoming for us…
Here we share just some of the (many) highlights from the fair…
The &Tradition display was definitely a highlight from the fair, we were ready to move in. The brand harnesses the concept of quality and their pieces truly stand the test of time. The Palette Table by Jamie Hayon (pictured above) was a favourite, as was the Cloud Pouf by Luca Nichetto. It was an amazing experience for us to be able to see the &Tradition stand at Stockholm Furniture Fair and then visit their Copenhagen showroom the following week, we were in love.
It has been a big and exciting year already for Fredericia Furniture, with the grand opening of their new showroom in Copenhagen (which we are lucky enough to visit with Great Dane) and the launch of new ranges at the furniture fair. These include the new Barbry Collection by Aurélien Barbry as well as the new chair series Acme and Verve (pictured above) by the Berlin based design studio Geckeler Michels.
Guest Of Honour – Jamie Hayón
Images: Hayon Studio
This year, the furniture fair’s Guest Of Honour was Spanish designer, Jamie Hayón who created a pavilion installation to showcase his works. He exhibited the ‘Hayón DNA gallery’, a mini retrospective of this work, showing how all the pieces fit together.
Helsinki-based architecture and design office, Poiat was another favourite of ours at the fair, showcasing their award winning Lavitta Collection that draws upon the influences of traditional Finnish outdoor furniture. Their Lavitta chair has two new colours, a beautiful teal grey and copper orange and also has a range of upholstery options available. A great stand where we were able to have a quick little rest on the amazingly comfortable chairs before visiting the next display.
Originally designed in 1949 by Nils Strinning, the iconic shelving system has remained at the forefront of Scandinavian design, with its humble frame and versatility, a truely timeless piece. The String stand really captured the true Scandinavian aesthetic and showcased the product beautifully.
Images: Note Design Studio
Doubling as both a ‘world class restaurant’ and exhibition, this years Design Bar – ‘Sulla bocca di tutti’ (meaning ‘on everybody’s lips’) – was created by Swedish design studio NOTE. The studio’s goal was to create a “warm and generous experience”, that needed to reflect both the design concept and the Italian/Swedish menu by Chef Isabella Morrone.
So that’s a wrap … of the fair. Until next year of course!