Stockholm Furniture Fair & Northern Light Fair 2015

Stockholm Furniture Fair & Northern Light Fair 2015
February 3–7, 2015

2015 Highlights

Highlights at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair you will not want to miss

Question time – lounge and installation by Ilse Crawford – Guest of Honour 2015
In the Entrance Hall at Stockholmsmässan, Ilse Crawford, one of the most influential women in design in the United Kingdom, is creating an exhibition and a lounge where visitors can relax and reflect. The idea of the exhibition is to engage visitors by asking a number of questions.
For the twelfth consecutive year, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair has invited a well-renowned international designer or design studio to create a lounge. EH:07

Design Bar in the new knowledge area

The Design Bar is located at the end of Cedar Hall in a new knowledge area that also includes the stage for the trade show’s seminar program, Stockholm Design Talks, and Materialbiblioteket’s exhibition. Designer Mattias Stenberg is creating the overall concept, which offers visitors the palette of Norrland’s colors, materials and flavors, with a clearly modern twist. At the Design Bar visitors can eat lunch or simply enjoy a glass of wine or a coffee. The ambience is cozy and quiet, but at the same time it is a place where visitors can recharge their batteries on the prevailing creative energy. C18:31

Inside Scandinavian Design – an exhibition about the work and values within the Scandinavian furniture industry
What is happening in the Scandinavian furniture industry? Inside Scandinavian Design takes you behind the scenes and shows the work and objectives behind the furniture, follows products from idea to finished product and shines a spotlight on the challenge of creating a product that will last a long time on the market. The exhibition is a cooperation between Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and TMF, The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture, and was created by the design duo, Färg & Blanche. A33:18

Twelve – 12 Nordic designers

Last year’s big success, Twelve, the area for Nordic established designers, is located this year in Birch Hall. This time the exhibition has the theme, Methods, and participating designers represent different design techniques, from performance to digital presentation and crowdfunding. Johanna Agerman Ross, Editor-in-Chief of Disegno Magazine, is also the curator for 2015. The setting for the area is the work of Folkform, which is one of the twelve exhibitors. B12:11

Trend Exhibition 2015/16
The traditional border between home and public environments is increasingly disappearing. We have therefore invited four artists to each create a room that is found in both the home and public spaces: the hotel lobby, the lunch room, the home office and the bedroom.  The four artists are designer Johanna Asshoff, Sweden; color expert Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth, Norway; trend expert Stefan Nilsson, Sweden; and interior design stylist Lene Ostenfeldt, Denmark. The exhibition is located in the new Modern Mix area in Cedar Hall. C03:31

See the design stars of tomorrow in Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair’s hall for promising, young designers. This year, 33 designers and 30 design schools from 13 countries will be taking part. Greenhouse has been designed in 2015 by Note Design Studio, which opted to focus on the products and designers. In Greenhouse, the Young Swedish Design exhibition, which is also a competition, will have its premier. This year 22 designers are participating in the competition. Victoria Hall

Materials & CSR
The Materials & CSR exhibition presents different materials and manufacturing techniques and highlights environmentally smart arguments for what is shown in the exhibition. The objective is to inspire the visitor to learn to see the complexity in thinking in an environmentally smart way and to be able to argue for the materials he or she has chosen to use. The exhibition was made by Materialbiblioteket. C18:29

Stockholm Design Talks
Come listen to Gert Wingårdh, Wingårdhs, Tina Norden, Conran, Werner Aisslinger, Studio Aisslinger, Eero Koivisto and Claesson Koivisto Rune, who are participating in Stockholm Design Talks, the trade show’s forum for knowledge and discussions about design. This year’s theme is Tales of Creativity. The seminar program will be held February 4-7 in the new knowledge area in Cedar Hall. On February 4-5 the program has been targeted to architects and interior designers. On February 6 it has been targeted more toward trade and on February 7 to the general public. Moderators include Guy Dittrich, specialist in hotel and design, and Hanna Nova Beatrice, design author and Editor-in-Chief at Residence. The updated program schedule is available at C18:33

New hall layout
Stockholmsmässan now has a completely new hall layout. Many companies have been assigned new placements, and the halls have also been given new names after trees – Alder, Birch and Cedar. Two new areas were created. The first, Modern Mix, is located at the beginning of Cedar Hall and features companies offering products for the home as well as small collections for public spaces as well as our Trend Exhibition 2015/16. The second area is our new knowledge area, which is located at the end of Cedar Hall and includes the Design Bar, the stage for our seminar program, Stockholm Design Talks, and Materialbiblioteket’s Materials & CSR exhibition.