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Norwegian Presence 2018

For the past three years, Norway’s annual appearance at Milan Design Week has been showcasing the work of a selection of the most talented Norwegian designers and craft artists, and bringing thousands of visitors face to face with the country’s thriving community-driven, mutually supportive and cross-disciplinary design culture. This year’s exhibition, Norwegian Presence, marks the beginning of a new chapter for Norway in Milan, as the show makes its debut appearance in a new location – the city’s rapidly evolving creative hotspot, Zona Tortona.

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Hemma – Stories of Home

The spilt coffee has not yet dried, the bed is still warm. Someone just left the room and you are invited to experience scenes from everyday life. The Swedish Design Moves project will bring to Milan, in a unique location in the heart of Brera Design District, a selection of Swedish companies and designers who look at the future while trying to improve the lifestyles of the individual and of the community by a functional and aesthetic approach to space and furnishings.

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MINDCRAFT18

Ditte Hammerstrøm is this year’s curator of MINDCRAFT18, the Danish exhibition in Milan, April 17-22. The chosen focus of MINDCRAFT18 is on the essence of the work with design and craft.

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Next Level Craft returns to Sweden

After two years of touring abroad the exhibition Next Level Craft returns to Sweden, to Textilmuseet in Borås. Next Level Craft is not your typical handicraft exhibition – it’s a cross-disciplinary fairytale that has its own soundtrack and music video. The exhibition presents works by more than 40 crafters, artists and designers from all over Sweden. The youngest artists featured here are in their early twenties, and the oldest is nearly 90 years old.

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Being Alexander Lervik, designer

Being Alexander Lervik, designer is the major design exhibition at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in 2018, opening April 6. Alexander Lervik, based in Stockholm and with the world as his workplace, is celebrating 20 years in his profession.

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Villa Idun-Lee among the Design S nominees

Form's current guestagrammers, the architects Per Nadén and Anton Kolbe, and their project Villa Idun-Lee are nominated in Design S – Swedish Design Awards 2018. They are nominated in the category Svenska Fönsterpriset – the art of building with light and they have a chance to win 50 000 SEK. Here's their competition, the other nominees.

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Design S nominees – the furniture category

Design S – Swedish Design Awards is Sweden’s biggest and most comprehensive design award, backed by the entire design industry. The award is aimed at professional designers, architects, individual specialists, producers and companies that work with design in a broad sense. Form Magazine's editor-in-chief Bo Madestrand is a jury member of the furniture category. Here are the four nominees!

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Fancy a “Creative Cocktail”?

In September 2017, Beckman design students were commissioned to design cocktail glasses together with the creative hub Alma in Stockholm. Now the glasses are on display in the Mercedes Benz showroom.

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Meet the new guestagrammers @formmagazine

We are happy to introduce this month's guestagrammers: Anton Kolbe & Per Nadén, the two architects behind Villa Idun-Lee. They call it their lovechild and it was recently awarded in Ung Svensk Form 2018 (Young Swedish Design).

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Skellefteå Cultural Centre wins MIPIM Future Project Awards 2018

An innovative wooden building that brings together Skellefteå's art, theater and literature as well as a new hotel in what will be the tallest building in the Nordic region has been announced winner in the 2018 edition of the MIPIM / Architectural Review Future Project Awards. The prize is awarded to unfinished projects around the world. Skellefteå Culture House is awarded the Civic & Community category.

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Lindex works with young designers to create artistic fashion

In a unique collaboration with eight young artists, Lindex presents “Art Meets Fashion” — an inspirational and expressive fashion collection that merges two different art forms. Katja Beckman and Polat Gashemloo – both awarded in Ung Svensk Form 2017 – participate in the project.

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Skellefteå Cultural Centre among the MIPIM Awards 2018 finalists

Next week, the MIPIM Award Ceremony takes place at the Grand Auditorium, Palais des Festivals, Cannes. The Swedish project Skellefteå Cultural Center, by White Architects is nomineted in the categroy Best Futura Project. The other nominees come from Taiwan, Qatar and South Korea. See all the nominees here - and go White!

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WE LOVE WOOD(s)!

WE LOVE WOOD (s)! is an exhibition concept created by architect Kirsi Gullichsen. It first emerged in Fiskars village, Finland in 2015 as an extensive summer exhibition presenting collaborative works from designers and cabinet makers. Following the original exhibition, WE LOVE WOOD(s)! has taken new configurations and gathered different designers. So far the exhibition concept has travelled Helsinki, Paris, and now Stockholm.

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