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Formex Design Talents

It's time for Formex again – the Nordic interior design arena in Stockholm with 900 exhibitors. Every year Formex Design Talents are announced, previously called Young Designers. This initiative would like to highlight unestablished artists and designers at the Formex interior and design fair on January 17-20. Meet this year's talents here!

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Front at IMM Cologne

Next week it's time for the IMM Cologne fair. Swedish design studio Front presents Parquet – new line of rugs and poufs for Gan. The IMM Cologne 2018 will take place from Monday, 15th to Sunday, 21th January 2018.

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Marimekko collaborates with Japanese Uniqlo

Marimekko and Uniqlo, a Japanese global apparel retailer, announce their partnership on a special edition collaboration collection which will be available for a limited time only. A perfect combination of vibrant print designs of Marimekko and the quality and comfort of Uniqlo's casual street style.

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Promotion: World Design Rankings

World Design Rankings ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. Can you guess which of the Scandinavian countries that is highest ranked?

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Climate change? C.F. Møller steps up to the plate

2017 was the year when climate change hit humanity like a brick in the head, with rapidly melting ice and ferocious wildfires in California. But the architect community are stepping up to the plate. The Danish mega office C.F. Møller just presented what they call "an architectural multi-tool". According to C.F. Møller, it "creates cloudburst and storm flood protection, strengthens urban nature and brings the town of Randers even closer to the Gudenå River."

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Best in show 2017: Admir Batlak at Galleri Riis

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Charlotte Bik Bandlien, professor and writer, Oslo chose Admir Batlak's show at Galleri Riis, where fashion was presented as performance art.

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Best in show 2017: Fay for Adea by Mia Cullin

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Swedish designer Mia Cullin started designing chairs: "In 2017, I designed chairs for the first time, Fay for Adea and Sense for Materia. ArkDes was a highlight. I had never heard of the HI-group, and the Josef Frank exhibition showed several pieces of furniture I had never seen before. Norm Form really got me thinking."

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Best in show 2017: Prototypa by Form Us With Love

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? Prototypa by Form Us With Love was a true success. Jonas Pettersson, FUWL: "At the furniture fair in Stockholm, Prototypa saw the light of day, a project whose aim was to highlight the design process and the power of the physical prototype, and which has now been to several countries in Europe."

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Best in show 2017: Balenciaga men’s show in the forest in Paris

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Nicole Walker, stylist, Berlin, chose Balenciaga men's show in the forest in Paris: “That's just the kind of warmth and love that needs to be highlighted in times like these.”

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Best in show 2017: Villa Além by Valerio Oligiati

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Gert Wingårdh, architet, chose Valerio Olgiati's private home in Portugal, Villa Além: “Inflexible, personal, impractical and absolutely wonderful. Architecture with a capital A.”

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Best in show 2017: Ikea + Hay

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Kristian Aaseth, industrial designer from Bergen, chose the partnership between Ikea and Hay: "It was an exciting project. Ikea are good at making design accessible for everyone."

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Best in show 2017: The Climate Planet in Copenhagen

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Hanne Grønlund, Danish crafts artist, chose the Climate Planet in Copenhagen. "My most interesting experience. The project is presented in a huge globe and tells the fascinating and frightening story of the climate issue."

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Best in show 2017: Decode/Recode for Salviati

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Ann Kristin Einarsen, crafts artist in Oslo, chose Luca Nichetto and Ben Gorham's totem pieces in glass for Salviati: "It blew me off my feet."

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Best in show 2017: H.O.L.2.0.5

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Malin Busck, shop owner Hi on Life in Malmö, chose the Swedish-Ghanaian collection H.O.L.2.0.5.

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Best in show 2017: Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Jenni Reuter, professor and architect in Helsinki, chose the video installation Manifesto by the German artist Julian Rosefeldt: "It was an emotional meeting."

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Best in show 2017: The Shed

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Kjetil Thorsen, founder of the Norwegian mega firm Snøhetta chose The Shed by Diller Scofidio+Renfro in New York: "It's almost complete, with part of the building on rails. I've always been fascinated by movable buildings."

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Best in show 2017: Villa Além

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Swedish starchitect Gert Wingårdh chose Valerio Olgiati’s private home in Portugal, Villa Além:…

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