Fresh Furniture from Stockholm Design Week 2020
Stockholm Design Week (February 3-9) provides a world stage for Nordic brands to show off the clever creativity that has won the affections of consumers across the world. We wrap up our list of favourites below.
- Buildable Forms: Designers harness modular sectional pieces that enable consumers to build up and configure the design to suit their space and needs.
Swedish brand Blå Station reduced its voluptuous Bob sofa into a more narrow and slender version, that can sit alone or be grouped together using built-in magnets to form a sofa seatscape.
Likewise, Danish studio Kristina Dam is launching a box module on legs that can stack vertically to build a storage unit at any desired height.
- Shapely Bodies: Designers reframe furniture as artistic ornaments, with graphic silhouettes that add interest to bare walls and open spaces.
Kristina Dam’s S/S 20 collection uses curved legs and cut-out shapes to achieve a sculptural presence.
- Waste Revived: Waste continues to gain traction in furniture, offering an attractive narrative to woo consumers in store and on Instagram.
Danish brand Ferm Living has developed its recent outdoor textile collection (made from PET bottles) into furniture. The outdoor sun chairs incorporate this recycled textile over a steel frame and feature modernist line patterns.
Studio Swedish Ninja has likewise created a fully recycled plastic surface for its side table. The colourful speckled appearance boasts the recycled story as a loud and proud decorative feature.
- Maximising Light: Designers amplify the appearance of natural light to create visually open, welcoming spaces.
Kristina Dam’s mirrored side tables bounce light throughout interiors to minimise the bulk of each piece.
Meanwhile, Norwegian studio Vera Kyte created a gradient design for local company Hey Mat’s door mats and wall hangings that mimic the spectrum of colours at dawn and dusk.
For more on the latest furniture trends set to dominate 2020, see our coverage from IMM and Maison & Objet.