Young Swedish Design 2020 @ ArkDes

4 February – 22 March, 2020

Discover the most intriguing new designs from Sweden’s young creatives. The exhibition Young Swedish Design displays unique pieces from a range of disciplines: from product design to crafts.

Meet 29 young creators. Although each designer has their own unique language, they all use the present day as their starting point, be this in the form of criticism of conventions, the disruption of trends, or the climate.

Young Swedish Design provides a window to the future and a platform for young designers to showcase their ideas.

This year’s edition of Ung Svensk Form offers the audience a thought-provoking and sensational journey into the borderland between utopia and dystopia. Perhaps this is the most conceptual round of Ung Svensk Form since the project started in Malmö in 1998. It is obvious that the need to comment on both present and future phenomena is strong whether it is furniture design, visual communication or speculative design says Mats Widbom, CEO of Svensk Form and member of the jury.

The works almost all have in common an engagement with the largest and most complex dynamics affecting human society today. Environmental crisis and the end of fossil fuels are visible in the attempts of various works in the show to use or even invent sustainable and innovative materials. It is also clear in the show that design schools in Sweden today are deeply engaged with contemporary political trends. Works about questions of identity, femininity and masculinity, queerness, sex and the body are throughout the exhibition”, says Kieran Long, Director of ArkDes.

Ung Svensk Form will be shown in ArkDes exhibition space Boxen. Boxen provides space for alternative voices to inspire discussions about architecture, design, and their relationship to society. Dehlin Brattgård Arkitekter — one of Sweden’s most exciting emerging practices—have designed a structure that, through its architecture, creates a transformative experience both inside and around it.

Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design 2020 is a co-production between ArkDes and Svensk Form, with support from IKEA and the City of Malmö.

Emilia Elfvik, Pushing Embroidery. Photo: Emilia Elfvik

Boxen provides space for alternative voices to inspire discussions about architecture, design, and their relationship to society. Cred: Dehlin Brattgård Arkitekter.

ArkDes is Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design. It is a museum, a study centre and an arena for debate and discussion about the future of architecture, design and citizenship.

Adress for visitors
Exercisplan 4, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm