Stockholm Design Week 18
Stockholm Design Week has been billed as the most important week of the year for Scandinavian Design, why? Well, this large-scale event sprawls the city and runs alongside the Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair - both take place every February. The week presents an opportunity for designers, architects, buyers and industry press to meet, inspire and be inspired themselves, sharing new design developments, products and ideas. So what caught my eye? Scroll down to read the edit. The products are unmistakably sleek and typically Scandi.
1. Wastberg extend the W102 Chipperfield lighting range
Lighting brand Wastberg have developed their collaborative W102 lamp range with David Chipperfield. Both the lighting and a range of furniture and table top accessories - designed by Chipperfield for Italian manufacturer Alessi and German brand e15 - are on display in a special exhibition on the small island of Kastellholmen. The updated W102 lamps retain the essence of simple form.
2. Iittala Raami by Jasper Morrison
A new dining collection has been unveiled by Iittala in the surroundings of the Watterling Gallery in Stockholm. Raami has been designed by Jasper Morrison and is intended to build on Iittala’s highly regarded design heritage. Exploring the concept of eating, and interpreting the notion of the emotions involved around the act of eating, the exhibition runs throughout the design week.
3. Hallgeir Homstvedt at Stellar Works
The new Arc sofa collection by Norwegian designer Hallgeir Homstvedt shows the latest progression for commercial and public space furniture. Each piece exhibits a level of design detail and consideration which strives to bring the delight of ‘being cozy at home’ to public spaces and offices. I can’t help but think how this move must be heavily inspired by the ‘We Work’ wave of open plan, dog-friendly, casual-friendly offices – spaces that have to ‘do both’ and be both a space for business meetings, and for comfort.
Explore Stellar Works and Hallgeir Homstvedt
4. Rope rug by Hem
Swedish furniture brand Hem have unveiled the newest addition to its growing range of furniture and accessories. The Rope rug, designed by French designer Pauline Deltour is a tactile feast for the eyes. It’s a contemporary take on a traditional carpet which uses familiar weaving methods and unexpected materials – the final production piece is formed from a clever criss-crossed rope construction. Available in Terracotta, Seaweed, Salt and Pepper and Night Blue.
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Writing: Rory Robertson