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Kolla! 2020 – Swedish graphic design award

The award Kolla! is organised by Svenska Tecknare and is one of Sweden's foremost graphic design awards. It is an arena for contemporary graphic design, illustration, comics, moving images and interactive design. Here are some of the recipients of this years Kolla! award.

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Hanna Hansdotter in Ronneby

Hanna Hansdotter's exhibition "Ornamental abstractions of industrial memories" is now on display, along with the painter Jenny Carlsson's exhibition Nära marken at Ronneby Konsthall. On view until January 10. Hansdotter has previously exhibited at CFHILL, Steinsland Berliner and internationally. In 2020, she was awarded the Åke Andrén Foundation's artist scholarship.

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Stockholm: Comfort in the subway

At seven metro stations in Stockholm, art is shown that is constantly changed. And rarely has the atmosphere been as panicky as it is now in Stockholm's public transport. We get some comfort from the new art. The video work Sun Rave by Roy Samaha is shown at Skanstull, Fatima Moallim's drawings are exhibited in photo format at Zinkensdamm, Lisa Lundgren's oils (see image) at Gärdet and Roger Smeby's exhibition Rallarrosorna på Slussen.

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Brandnäva at Form/Design Center

In their textile project Brandnäva, the designer duo of LantzVarghans have explored nature motifs both from Skåne and from the duo’s home districts of Leksand and Umeå. The project is now on view at Form/Design Center in Malmö.

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Powerhouse Telemark by Snøhetta

Powerhouse Telemark sets a new standard for the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings by reducing its yearly net energy consumption by 70% compared to similar new-construction offices, and by producing more energy than it will consume over its entire lifespan.

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Vivienne Westwood at Millesgården

An exhibition with the iconic fashion designer Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood is currently on display at Millesgården. With her individual tailoring, knitting techniques and as a supporter of political causes –Vivienne Westwood is the original punk rocker! This show illustrates her five decades in fashion – from her origins in the Do-It-Yourself of punk and her evolution into the glamour of couture.

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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2021 canceled

Stockholmsmässan is obliged to cancel two of its largest events scheduled for Q1 2021, namely Formex (the largest home and interior design trade fair in the Nordic region, which should have taken place in January) and the internationally recognised Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which is customarily arranged in February each year.

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Last chance to see Ung Svensk Form 2020

Discover innovative and experimental new designs from Sweden’s young creatives. The touring exhibition Ung Svensk Form 2020 (Young Swedish Design) has reached its final destination: Röhsska museet in Gothenburg, Sweden. It displays unique pieces from a range of disciplines: from product design to crafts. Last chance to see the exhibition on November 1st.

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Five designs by Chris Martin at Vandalorum

Vandalorum presents an exhibition with works by Chris Martin, this year's Bruno Mathsson Prize Winner. The Bruno Mathsson Prize has been awarded annually since 1984 in honour of the Swedish furniture designer and architect Bruno Mathsson. The winner carries a 250,000SEK cash prize.

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Textiles at the end of life

Black and white, life and death. In the exhibition En slags sorgesång, Birgitta Nordström, researcher and textile artist, examines the importance of textiles at the end of life. On view until 28 November at HV Gallery in Stockholm.

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Design legend Enzo Mari dies aged 87

Designer Enzo Mari has died at the age of 87. Forms editor-in-chief Bo Madestrand saw him ten years ago on a small stage at the Milan Triennale, where he talked about the designer elite of today (but back then): "Today's young designers are lazy and they cannot do without mobile phones and the internet! They create shit! They are dead!" As a designer, Enzo Mari was as radical as he was brilliant, and he questioned the consumer society with his Proposta per un’Autoprogettazione (proposal for a self-design).

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Ex-Works 2020 at Möbeldesignmuseum

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, design colleges’ degree shows had to take place virtually this year, which meant that students lost the opportunity to show their work in physical form. The Ex-Works 2020 exhibition provides a shared platform for final year students from Beckmans, HDK-Valand, Konstfack and Malmstens.

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Scandinavian design legend in exhibition in Copenhagen: Welcome home, Åke!

New Danish exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of Sweden’s most significant furniture and interior designers, Åke Axelsson. The designer’s complete home and studio has been recreated in the exhibition “Welcome home, Åke!”. The exhibition is on show until 28 February 2021 at Bygning A by A. Petersen in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Soil Matters at Designmuseum in Helsinki

The exhibition Soil Matters explores the effects of design and manufacturing industries on soil.It showcases a multidisciplinary group of professionals who work with soil, from ceramic artists to activists and different types of research groups. The exhibition highlights how the glass and porcelain industries and new technologies have left their mark in the soil. In the exhibition, designers, artisans and artists explore the relationship between human and soil through experimental design projects.

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Anthropocene the new theme for light-art festival Fjord Oslo

On 6 November, 8 new light-based installations from an international roster of artists will flicker into life on the Oslo waterfront, each one a response to the curatorial theme – the Anthropocene. Through light and colour, projection-mapping and movement, these visionary works reflect on the relationship between humanity and the natural world, while also offering viewers a powerful, positive – and free – experience of art.

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No Limit: Artscape Edition Borås 2020

Last week the No Limit: Artscape Edition Borås 2020 was arranged in collaboration with Artscape. A total of 12 art pieces were created and they can now be viewed in the Norrby neighborhood in Borås, Sweden. This was the fourth edition of No Limit Street Art festival.

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Icelandic Shoplifter at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

Shoplifter / Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir is one of Iceland’s leading artists. Her practice expands the boundaries between visual art, performance, fashion, traditional crafts and design. Shoplifter’s breakthrough on the international art scene came with her unique, large-scale and colourful installations of synthetic hair. Chromo Zones is an exhibition inviting the visitor to explore with all senses!

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Travel as a Tool at Helsinki Design Museum

Travel as a Tool is a joint Nordic exhibition that considers the significance of travel for the work of Nordic designers from the 1940s to the present day. Trips have been sources of new ideas and inspiration.

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Folkform public art installation in Spånga

The Stockholm-based design studio Folkform has completed a permanent installation for the public indoor swimming pool in Spånga, outside of Stockholm. The project is now long listed in the installation design category, Dezeen Awards 2020.

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