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Formex Nova Nominees 2020: Jan Klingler

Formex has established the Formex Nova Award – Nordic Designer of the Year, to promote high quality Nordic design created by a still relatively unknown designer working in the Nordic interior design industry. Jan Klingler, Sweden, is one of the five nominees. The winner will be presented August 18 2020.

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Stars from 2019: The Kinship Project

The Kinship Project is an experimental project with five participant designers. How deeply connected are we towards our language of form? Do we dare to let anyone else get close and lose something? Do we dare to give away to see through their eyes?

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Stars from 2019: Under

Norwegian mega office Snøhetta’s beautiful project finally opened to the public in March. The combined restaurant and research station is in the shape of a monolith, with half of it sunken into the water; the idea is that the concrete facade will eventually become a reef, one with the sea. In the dining room, overlooking the bottom of the sea through an eleven metres wide panoramic window, are tables and chairs designed exclusively for the restaurant, inspired by tree branches, while the colour scheme and lighting with billowing panels are reminiscent of the sun setting in the sea.

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Fotografiska – now in New York City

Since December 14th photography lovers in New York City have a new place to go to: The Fotografiska gallery in Stockholm, Sweden, just opened its first expansion outside Sweden. The New York Branch is located in the heart of the Flatiron District.

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Arctic architecture: Wild wild whale

Arctic architecture is trending. So what is the latest news from the wild? Behold The Whale, a spectacular proposal that won the competition for the design of a tourist center in Andøya, Northern Norway - created by fantastic Danish office Dorte Mandrup.

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Hella Jongerius – Breathing Colour

November is very gray in Stockholm. Why not check out the exhibition The exhibition Hella Jongerius – Breathing Colour at Nationalmuseum? It is on view until February 9th 2020.

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Arctic Bath will open soon

Soon the new international hotel Arctic Bath in Harads, Swedish Lapland will open up. Inspired by the success of Treehotel the floating hotel with cold bath planned on Luleriver is to be situated downstream from the bridges of Bodtraskfors. Arctic Bath will be a year round hotel, summertime free-floating and wintertime frozen on Luleriver.

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Snøhetta – in a cool place indeed

The Norwegian mega office Snøhetta designs the visitor center The Arc in Longyearbyen. This cone-shaped building, will be home to content from Svalbard Global Seed Vault, as well as the digital archive Arctic World Archive.

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Fabrik at Gustavsbergs Konsthall

The exhibition Fabrik (Factory) focuses on memories, places, knowledge and narratives of former sites of craft industries in Europe; poses questions about the role of the individual as well as the collective, what’s promoted and what’s left out in these stories.

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Alchemist in Copenhagen by London-based Studio Duncalf

There can't be too many combo eateries with fantastic views in the world. This year, the Snøhetta-designed underwater restaurant and research station Under opened in Norway, with a panoramic seabed view. In Copenhagen, Alchemist crosses fine dining with a planetarium-like interior, designed by London-based Studio Duncalf.

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