Highlights from Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015, curated by Yellowtrace

 

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2015 is behind us for another year. Although we weren’t lucky enough to attend in person, social media action informs us that the show was better than ever before. Today we bring you a mega-roundup of event highlights and best new gear unveiled at the event, including furniture, lighting and accessories by design powerhouses and emerging talent alike.

This year’s guest of honour, Ilse Crawford, recreated her London studio within the fair’s central meeting place. Crawford also launched her first collaboration with IKEA in the stunning surrounds of Ett Hem – a 100-year-old boutique hotel in Stockholm that her studio redesigned in 2012.

The space for the fair’s annual Greenhouse exhibition dedicated to emerging talent was designed by Note Design Studio, housing a number of promising young designers to watch.

In addition to presenting a series of products for other brands, established Swedish architects Claesson Koivisto Rune launched their new homeware company ‘Smaller Objects‘.

Over 80 designers and design companies from Finland, Iceland and Sweden joined forces for WE LIVE HERE – an exhibition of Icelandic and Finnish design curated by Hlin Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, Elina Aalto and Marika Tesolin.

 

Related Posts:
Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014 // Top 10.
Our recent coverage Imm Cologne 2015 and Maison&Objet 2015.


 

Saxe Chair by Lassen at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Saxe Folding Chair from by Lassen // Saxe is a characterful and timeless folding chair designed in 1955 by the visionary designer and architect Mogens Lassen for The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Competition. It was originally made by the master joiner A.J. Iversen and is now being produced by Lassen to mark the 60th anniversary of its design.


 

The Tiered Man by Lassen at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

The Tired Man Chair (the most expensive chair ever sold in Denmark) by Lassen // Lassen designed the overstuffed easy chair, The Tired Man, for The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Competition in 1935. It is characterised by organic, bearlike shapes and then as now it created a sensation with its curved form and voluminous armrests.


 

Lea Hein & Magnus Pettersen (Greenhouse) at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Lea Hein & Magnus Pettersen (Greenhouse) at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Products by Lea Hein & Magnus Pettersen // Pettersen & Hein’s industrial-like objects sit somewhere between art and design. The Danish/Norwegian duo are preoccupied with creating sculptural compositions with contrasting colours and materials – perforated steel sits next to pigmented concrete, finished off with polished mirror or lighting details that then tip them into the realm of everyday function.


 

MadonnaI I & II Chair by David Ericsson & Garsnas at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Madonna Chair & Armchair by David Ericsson & Garsnas // David Ericsson’s simple Madonna Chair for furniture brand Gärsnäs takes its cues from an early 19th-century seat from Italy and a traditional furniture design from his home country.


 

Ghost Chair by Ingrid & Olle Wingard Read for Minus Ten at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Ghost chair by Ingrid and Olle Wingård for Minus Tio // Ghost chair employs leather upholstery, thick steel wire and solid wood to form the experimental shape, designed by Ingrid and Olle Wingård.


 

Kaari Collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Kaari Collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Kaari Collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek // Just unveiled at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Kaari (“arch” in Finnish) collection is the latest project signed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and their first collaboration with Finnish design company Artek. Kaari collection comprises rectangular and round tables in two sizes as well as a desk, a wall console, a small round shelf and an assortment of large wall-mounted shelves.


 

Alma Bar Stool by Louise Mengel at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Alma Bar Stool by Louise Mengel // Alma barstool is an interpretation of the classic camera tripod stand. It has three angled oak legs and a T-junction, which requires both a support and footrest. Its upholstery seat gives the bar stool a Nordic look. The back is moulded oak veneer, which is fastened to the seat by 4 screws.


 

Ilse Crawford for IKEA at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Ilse Crawford for IKEA at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Sinnerlig Collection by Ilse Crawford for IKEA // Furniture giant IKEA has collaborated with London designer Ilse Crawford to launch a range of cork and natural-fibre homeware products. Unveiled during an event at Crawford’s Ett Hem hotel in Stockholm, the Sinnerlig collection heavily features natural materials and neutral colours that were chosen to fit into any home.


 

Friends & Founders at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

La Lampe by Ida Linea H for Friends & Founders // Elegant outlines and solid forms where light throws the visual experience. Made of metal, powdercoatings suitable for indoor or outdoor applications.


 

My Chair Spin by Friends & Founders at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

My Chair & Spin by Ida Linea H for Friends & Founders // The stackable ‘My Chair’ is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Available in sophisticated textured finishes and sparkling mineral ranges. The ‘Spin’ table is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Base in metal strings with removable top in aluminium. Also available in sophisticated textured finishes and sparkling mineral ranges.


 

Afteroom Lounge Chair by Menu at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Afteroom Lounge Chair for Menu // This chair is the result of combining the inspiration from two iconic chairs of early modernism – Thonet Bentwood Armchair by Michael Thonet and Spanish Chair by Børge Mogensen. The combination of these two classics became something new – just as elegant as the Thonet and as comfortable as the Spanish Chair.


 

Bollard by Menu at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Bollard Light by Shane Schneck for Menu // American designer Shane Schneck has created a silicone lamp for Danish brand Menu that can be used in four different positions. Suspended from the ceiling the lamp functions as a traditional light but clipping the cord into a side fastener it can work as a spot light. ‘Bollard’ may also be used to beam light up when placed on its foot, or can be casually placed horizontally on a shelf.


 

Patch Marble Tables by Note Design Studio for Menu in Collab with Norm Architects at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Patch Marble Tables by Note Design Studio for Menu in Collab with Norm Architects at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Patch Marble Tables by Note Design Studio in Collaboration with Norm Architects for Menu // Sweden’s Note Design Studio and Denmark’s Norm Architects have collaborated to design a collection of tables with mixed-and-matched marble tops for furniture brand Menu. Inspired by a floor in Milan made from leftover pieces of marble patched together, the circular tabletops range in size from a 35-centimetre diameter to a 75-centimetre diameter.


 

29 by Naknak at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

The Box by Naknak at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Beam by Kyuhyung Cho & John Astbury for Naknak at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

NakNak – new brand launched at this year’s fair // Behind the joyful and imaginative organisational objects of new brand NakNak lies a family-owned metal manufacturer in Taiwan. Bringing together a host of international designers – including Swedes TAF architects and Matti Klenell – the collection of simple and functional designs are all made in a 30-year-old metal workshop famed for wire bending and sheet-folding techniques.


 

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Tingest 2015 Collection at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Tingest 2015 Collection at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Tingest 2015 Collection // Tingest showcased home products that are inspired by Scandinavian design. The majority of the items are manufactured in Sweden in association with carefully selected skilled craftsmen and based on a commitment to natural materials, sustainability and ecology. Alexander Lervik, the creative force behind Tingest, invited other designers to contribute to the new 2015 collection.


 

M-S-D-S Studio from Toronto (Greenhouse) at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Stockholm Collection by MSDS Studio // Canadian design firm MSDS Studio launched it’s collection of wooden furniture and metal lighting in the Greenhouse area of Stockholm Furniture Fair. The collection includes the Futon Daybed, characterised by folds in the quilted mattress at one end, which form an integrated bolster pillow.


 

Glen Baghurst (Greenhouse) at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Glen Baghurst’s 2015 Collection // Glen Baghurst’s new tiles collection are a scaled up pattern commonly found in Scandinavia. This pattern allows the interior designer to manipulate the direction and length of a space. They can also be arranged like shown, drawing the eye into the centre of an area. His Outdoor Events Chair is inspired by the campaign furniture used by the British when touring the British Empire. The quality is closer to that of a solid object that can be taken to an event and used more like indoor furniture. This chair would be perfect for a night under the stars, don’t you think?


 

Naturally Collection by Alexandra Goncalves (Greenhouse) at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Naturally Collection by Alexandra Gonçalves // The furniture series is comprised of a delicate black stainless steel structure, which creates the shape of each piece. The combination of wood and a white lacquered metal sheet gives the function to each object – a cabinet, a drawer, a center table, a lamp and a pouf.


 

Tuann Collection by Shuang Liang (Greenhouse) at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Tuann Collection by Shuang Liang // Beijing-based creative Shuang Liang presented ‘Tuann’, his first independent furnishing collection, in the greenhouse section of the 2015 Stockholm Furniture Fair. The work is meant to ‘glow with a simple sense of peace and precision and represents a new interpretation of classical chinese furniture design.’


 

w151 Lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Wastberg Lighting at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Claesson Koivisto Rune Designs Giant Conical Pendant Lamps for Wästberg // Claesson Koivisto Rune‘s oversized W151 pendant shades for Wästberg are spun from aluminium into pieces well over a metre in width or height.


 

Frankie Chair at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Frankie Chair by Färg & Blanche for Johanson Design // The design duo Färg & Blanche have created a chair inspired by trouser braces. FRANKIE has been created for offices and commercial environments – this stackable chair has an upholstered seat and sprung back that provides a high level of comfort and make it ideal for meetings and conferences.


 

Stokke Austad Acousic Panels at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Stokke Austad Acousic Panels at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Acoustic Panels by StokkeAustad for Gudbrandsdalen Uldvarefabrikk (GU) // Oslo studio StokkeAustad has combined colourful textiles with a selection of shinier materials to create acoustic panels that feature geometric patterns. The designers chose to use a selection of different fabrics, and combined these with various other materials including mirrors, polished brass and Norwegian stone.


 

Olfattorio by Attico by Cristina Celestino at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Olfattorio by Attico by Cristina Celestino // Designer Cristina Celestino, founder of Italian design studio Attico, was back with this very beautiful new project called ‘Olfattorio’ – a series of glass vases taking inspiration from the ‘arte profumatoria’, a discipline documented through the alembics used by perfumers to create fragrances.

“The project places the flower with its essence at the center of the composition. A sensory path that has the purpose of retaining and returning the odorous nature, impalpable and volatile by itself, with greater intensity. The glass ampoules are means to preserve and amplify the scent of the flower that lives its cycle in a protected atmosphere. The collection consists of a set of tools to smell flowers or aromatic essences. Volumes are composed of cylindrical bases with a filigree treatment and « olfactory » bubbles. The transparent bubble is placed on top of the textured cylindrical volume.” — Cristina Celestino.


 

'Lop Magazine Rack by Karl Andersson & Söner for Kaschkasch at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Lop Magazine Rack by Karl Andersson & Söner for Kaschkasch // Lop is an almost invisible magazine holder, inspired by a paper clip. This product is made of white metal and is screwed directly to the wall. Expose Lop alone or in a group loaded with magazines or books.


 

Elements Light by Note Design Studio for Zero Lighting at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Elements Light by Note Design Studio for Zero Lighting at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Elements Light by Note Design Studio for Zero Lighting // Stockholm-based Note Design Studio‘s series of lamps wrapped in pastel-coloured textiles for Swedish brand Zero, is based on the tones of light observed in the Scandinavian mountains.


 

Clamp Lamp by Inga Sempe for Wastberg Lighting at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Clamp Lamp by Inga Sempé for Wästberg // Inga Sempé sheds new light on the Clamp Lamp with her ‘Sempé w153′ for Wästberg. The design brings focus to the classic typology of the clamp lamp that while being very functional, always seems indisposed when not braced to a horizontal or vertical surface.


 

 

The Industrial Facility w152 Lamp for Wastberg Lighting at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

The Industrial Facility w152 Lamp for Wästberg // Wästberg also teamed up with London-based design office Industrial Facility for their first collaboration. The result is the ‘Industrial Facility w152 Lamp’, an electronic LED lamp that provides intelligent, universal power from three USB outlets, detecting charging requirements and powering them at their fastest rate.


 

Acoustic Panels by Form Us With Love for Baux at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Acoustic Panels by Form Us With Love for Baux at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Form Us With Love Adds Colourful Acoustic Panels to Baux Range // Swedish studio Form Us With Love has extended the range of colourful construction materials offered by its brand Baux to include acoustic panels.


 

Temperature Wallpaper Collection by Form Us With Love for Mr Perswall at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Temperature Wallpaper Collection by Form Us With Love for Mr Perswall // The colours in the Wallpapers express different temperatures provided in a scale of -15° / 17° / 28°. “We used geometric shapes and worked with different colour schemes in white, green and red nuances. The temperature collection is the outcome of our exploration in how colour influence the atmosphere in a room.”Form Us With Love.


 

Carl Hansen & Son re-introdued CH88 Chair at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

CH88 Chair by Carl Hansen & Søn // To mark the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth, Carl Hansen & Søn launched Wegner’s CH88 chair – a 1955 design that has, to date, existed only as a prototype. The CH88 is versatile both in terms of its appearance and usability thanks to its numerous finish, frame, and room placement options. This blend of materials, combined with a minimalist design, results in a light, organic, industrial expression.


 

Lamino by Nudie Jeans | Yellowtrace

 

Swedese Lamino Chair Gets Reinterpreted by Nudie Jeans // Celebrating the 70th anniversary of furniture producer Swedese, Nudie Jeans have collaborated on a limited edition interpretation of the iconic Lamino chair. The frame is made with untreated beech veneer, with a few layers of orange coloured veneer in-between – an ode to the orange stitching of Nudie Jeans own selvage.


 

Johanna Paulsson at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Johanna Paulsson at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Små Ting Storage Unit by Johanna Paulsson // Young designer Johanna Paulsson of studio Hus15 presented Små Ting, a simple P-shaped storage unit made with a bent and polished wooden plank that rolls up creating room where to keep things. The project was showcased at the Green House, where up-and-coming designers and design schools show their prototypes to future partners, producers and customers.


 

Sling Lounge Chair by Note Design Studio for Fogia at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Sling Lounge Chair by Note Design Studio for Fogia // Note Design Studio has reduced the dimensions of a typical lounge chair so that this seat for Swedish brand Fogia will fit into increasingly smaller homes and offices. Designed for more compact living and work spaces, the Sling seat by Note Design Studio is formed from upholstered cushions that nestle within a metal frame.


 

Piurra New Products at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Piurra New Products at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Aro Collection by Piurra // Between the rationalism of Bauhaus and purity of Scandinavian furniture when combined with wood, it becomes a timeless collection fitting well with a traditional or modern home decor. Together with space, colours and materials, custom furniture plays a pivotal role in creating different atmosphere. Aro collection is a range of lacquered or veneered sideboards with a metal structure inside, covered with panels.


 

How Dust This Feel by Beckman Matilda at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

How Dust This Feel? Collection by Beckman Matilda // The table and chair in the How Dust This Feel? collection are made in specially designed moulds from a composite of the dust in vacuum cleaner bags from second-hand clothing stores, wood glue and water, mixed by hand. High-gloss varnish is then applied to the top surfaces to create a finish so that it looks like black marble. (Photo by C Alf Arén.)


 

Planet Lamp by Mette Schelde at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Planet Lamp by Mette Schelde // When light comes in contact with other materials it interacts with it in a variety of ways. The output depends on the properties of the material. Planet Lamp has a fixed lightsource on the back of the black slice. By moving the three other slices up to the lightsouce, you can chance the colour and atmosphere in the room with the different reflections – utilising the bounce reflection in light waves.


 

Rotunda by Studio Amanda & Matilda and Sophia Lithell at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Rotunda by Sophia Lithell and Studio Amanda & Matilda // ‘Rotunda’ is a collaboration between Studio Amanda & Matilda and Sophia Lithell where our disciplines and material together form a piece of furniture. ‘Rotunda’ is a furniture with large volume which contrasts to the textiles. With its simple cylindrical shape, it lifts it up and puts focus on the top, where materials and designs is in the spotlight.


 

Satellite Chair by Richard Hutten for Offecct at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

Satellite Chair by Richard Hutten for Offecct at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Satellite Chair by Richard Hutten for Offecct // Dutch designer Richard Hutten shaped this circular seat to mimic the way architects denote chairs on floor plans – a swivel chair supported by three solid steel legs, with an upholstered seat and back. An attached side table can orbit 180 degrees around the seat, making it fit for left- and right-handed users.


 

Caramel Side Table by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Offecct at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Caramel Side Table by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Offecct // Within the construction of Claesson Koivisto Rune’s ‘Caramel’ side table for Offecct, four thin sheets of metal gracefully balance on top on each other. The result is a furniture piece that provides a temporary workstation in the meeting place for both public and private settings.


 

Savannah Sofa by Monica Foster for Erik Jorgensen at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Savannah Sofa by Monica Förster for Erik Jørgensen // The internationally renowned Swedish designer Monica Förster has joined forces with Erik Jørgensen to create ‘Savannah’ – a sofa of uncompromising quality hand-constructed in choice natural materials at Erik Jørgensen’s furniture factory in Svendborg, Denmark.


 

UNNA Dining Chair by Monica Förster for Zanat at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

UNNA Dining Chair by Monica Förster for Bosnian brand Zanat // The idea is a chair with soft, minimalistic, yet humanistic expression. Designed for Zanat, the chair can be individualised by applying its famous carving techniques, nominated for UNESCO World Heritage list. Finding inspiration in nature, the carvings on the light wood chair can be stained creating a modernist expression, but also an additional way to individualise the product.


 

Canap Cloud by Luca Nichetto for &tradition at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Canap Cloud by Luca Nichetto for &tradition // Italian designer Luca Nichetto‘s collection of upholstered seats for Danish brand &tradition is intended to merge elements from the furniture heritage of both countries. Their first collaberation resulted in the Cloud seating series, which includes an armchair, two- and three-seater sofas and a pouf.


 

Cap Table Lamp by Kaschkasch for Normann Copenhagen at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Cap Table Lamp by Kaschkasch for Normann Copenhagen // German design duo KaschKasch designed an adjustable table lamp for Normann Copenhagen called the Cap Table Lamp. Taking inspiration from the cartoon character Calimero, a chicken with an eggshell on its head, the pair designed Cap to have a large, semi-circular shade that mimics the shell from the cartoon.


 

Amp Lamps by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Amp Lamps by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen // Danish designer Simon Legald has designed a sophisticated range of lamps called Amp for Normann Copenhagen. Amp is characterised by its high-quality materials of glass and marble that add a visual fragility and sensuous heaviness. The idea for the lamp’s shape came when the designer was restoring an old 60’s radio at home.


 

Aalto University Student Work at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

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The Aalto University Ultramarine Exhibition // The Aalto University Ultramarine exhibition presents fourteen easy chairs designed by the first year Furniture Design Master students. The chairs are made of 1,5mm thick airplane grade plywood and 15 x 15mm steel tube, all painted black and ultramarine blue. The ultramarine exercise brings together the important issues of furniture design, including structure, composition, function and most important of all, the personal artistic expression of the designer.


 

'We Live Here' Space at Stockholm Design Week 2015 Yellowtrace

'We Live Here' Space at Stockholm Design Week 2015 Yellowtrace

 

WE LIVE HERE Exhibition // Over 80 designers, with more than 150 items took part in the project from Finland, Sweden and Iceland for WE LIVE HERE. The project brought together a large group of designers, design companies and other partners. Produced by the two national design promotion agencies Design Forum Finland and Iceland Design Centre in collaboration with Codesign, the project explored new ways of Nordic design collaboration on a practical level.


 

Trendutstallning Husligheter Johanna Asshoff at Stockholm Design Week 2015 | Yellowtrace

 

Trend Exhibition // For this year’s edition of the fair, four prominent Scandinavian interior designers have been invited to share their vision of spaces spanning from the home to public environments. The result was a hotel lobby, a lunch room, a home office and a bedroom that blurred the lines between public and private. Designer Johanna Asshoff’s lunchroom was bright and uncluttered, with large, clean surfaces that created a clear space while leaving room for the small details. In her design, she used mainly natural materials, with green plants and luscious shapes embracing those entering the room.


 

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