Highlights from Stockholm Furniture Fair – a force for the future

News, Appointments — 09 February 2024

A selection of the very best seen this year at one of the northest Design Week in Europe - still ongoing till tomorrow.

The 2024 edition of Stockholm Furniture Fair celebrates community spirit, and – although more focused in scale – comes with a remarkable line-up of exhibitors and cutting-edge installations. By merging culture with commerce, Stockholm Furniture Fair 2024 serves as a test bed for new ideas to return to in times to come.

Reading Room by Formafantasma

Main installations
The Guest of Honour 2024 is the Italian design studio Formafantasma. Their installation READING ROOM at the entrance square, showcases their dedication to research and sets the tone for the fair.
Other highlights include the large-scale exhibition FARMING ARCHITECTS by Jordens Arkitekter – a manifest for future living showcasing the links between sustainable architecture and regenerative agriculture.

Many exhibitions address current topics such as forestry, local production, waste management and our changing perception of aesthetics. In the exhibition THE MUSEUM OF MASONITE, the Swedish studio Folkform celebrates locality in a time when small-scale local industry is under threat. Every afternoon, Folkform invites to daily book readings from the book The Production Novellas with a glass of wine.

This year, the popular platform ÄLVSJÖ GÅRD, featuring designers, makers and artists moving between small scale and industry, pop up inside Hall A at the fair. The fair also introduces new arenas such as NEW VENTURES, focusing on a new breed of designers reflecting new tendencies in the industry. It includes first-time exhibitors such as Niko June, NM3, Gustaf Westman Objects, Swedish Girls and more.
The exhibition FIELD OF COLOUR, designed by Specific Generic, is a 140 square meter colour lab of natural pigments by colour studio Toniton.

Surface Club by Lab La Bla

The bars
The fair has three dedicated design bars THE YELLOW THREAD, THE GREENHOUSE BAR and SURFACE CLUB by design studios Färg & Blanche, Stamuli and Lab La Bla respectively. The latter is based on waste streams, includes a mini golf course, and hosts a DJ every afternoon.

The public program
The SFF TALKS programme, titled “Crafting the Future”, is curated in collaboration with different platforms including PIN-UP Magazine and Disegno Journal. Among the speakers are Patricia Urquiola, Faye Toogood, Joseph Grima and Bethan Laura Wood. Italian magazine Capsule invites to a conversation with German artist Carsten Höller, and designer Emma Olbers offers daily tours with the climate in focus.
The new award BEST IN SHOW by SIGHT UNSEEN is awarded to an up-and-coming designer in our popular area GREENHOUSE, where you also find the exhibition YOUNG SWEDISH DESIGN.

The yellow Thread by Färg & Blanche

The winners of Scandinavian Design Awards 2024
The winners have been appointed by a distinguished jury from the architecture and design industries in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. The award is an initiative to celebrate and highlight both established players and newcomers in the fields of architecture, interior design, and design in Scandinavia:
Architecture of the Year Award 2024: Press House by Atelier Oslo and KIMA Arkitektur Oslo, Norway
Furniture of the Year Award 2024: Bench Ypsilon, by Daniel Rybakken for Vestre, Norway
Designer of the Year Award 2024: Cecilie Manz, Denmark
Interior Designer of the year Award 2024: Halleroed, Sweden
Interior Design Product of the Year 2024: Wine rack Silo, by Chris Martin for Massproductions, Sweden
Rising Star of the year Award 2024: Didi NG Wing Yin, Finland
Sustainability Award of the Year 2024: Home.Earth, for their strong commitment to sustainability and the project Doughnut for Urban Development, Copenhagen, Denmark

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