Countdown to Stockholm Design Week Pop-Up Edition

Stockholm Design Week returns on September 5–9 for five days of events, exhibitions, talks, workshops and open studios. The design week in September is a pop-up edition with the aim to gather and strengthen the design scene in Stockholm.

After a successful fall edition last year, Stockholm Design Week returns with a pop-up edition this September. The week offers a platform to network, launch news, find inspiration and discuss ideas together. Participants include brands such as Bolon, Montana, Occhio, Kinnarps, Fogia, Layered, Swedese and Svenskt Tenn showcasing news in their showrooms. Lighting brand Belid presents a new collaboration with design duo Färg & Blanche, and designer Nick Ross shows an exhibition in one of the impressive halls at the The Swedish History Museum. The architect Andreas Martin-Löf is launching a new lighting brand, and design studio Gustaf Westman is hosting several events in their new studio during the week. Audi, another brand engaged in Stockholm Design Week, will host several inspiring talks and events in their showroom. The week ends with a bloc party on Saturday, taking place in various venues, studios, bars and restaurants across Erstagatan in Södermalm, Stockholm.

During the five days gathering, Stockholm Design Week will take the opportunity to present new initiatives for the upcoming Stockholm Furniture Fair in February, as well as The Guest of Honour 2024.

The first Stockholm Design Week was held in February 2002, and since then the organizer Stockholm Furniture Fair has tied together the different design activities taking place in Stockholm. Visitors can use the Stockholm Design Week app to easily navigate between all events during the week.

Selected highlights

Primitive Arrangements
Designer Nick Ross exhibition Primitive Arrangements at The Swedish History Museum in Stockholm features a collection of new objects in cast metal and wood inspired by early forms of architecture.

The Production Novellas
The Production Novellas is an artistic investigation of material and place, revealing a decade of research by Anna Holmquist, co-founder of design studio Folkform. In a talk, she will share her thoughts on design and its power to re-connect consumers with industry, craft and local traditions. The talk is a part of a talks programme taking place on Wednesday, organized by Stockholm Design Week at Audio Studio.

_UNTITLED is a new lighting brand designed by architect and designer Andreas Martin-Löf. Bearing the fingerprint and hallmark of Martin-Löf’s design personality, _UNTITLED explores the dualities of craft and industry, material and detail, function and feeling.

Gustaf Westman Objects studio opening
Since the start in 2020, design studio Gustaf Westman Objects has grown quickly; today their collection includes furniture and objects – often with long waiting lists. During Stockholm Design Week they officially open their brand new studio space and celebrate with a number of different events.

The 100 Group Talk Session
The 100 Group gathers several actors for talks under the headline The interior design industry’s role in climate transition. Actors such as Verk, LINK and Interface present parts of their work towards a circular and sustainable furniture industry, to initiate dialogue and conversation with a focus on knowledge sharing. The purpose is to share experiences and inspire other to take similar initiatives.

Kasthall Workshop
During Stockholm Design Week, Kasthall offers visitors the opportunity to discover the art of hand-tufting. In their Stockholm Flagship Store visitors can try out hand-tufting and learn the ins and outs of this timeless craft.

Design Night Stockholm
On Thursday evening, a selection of Stockholm’s many interior- and design stores, such as Royal Design and Norrgavel, extend their opening hours and welcome customers to discover new products, inspiration and great offers. Hästens will host a talk with designer Lars Nilsson, and Var Dags Rum will show an exhibition by artist Monica Holm, as well as offer a free home visit to all visitors.