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Worldwide Virtual Student Fellowship June 15-July 17, 2020

Be Original Americas, the non-profit advocacy group for original design, is pleased to announce the launch of the first worldwide virtual student fellowship. From June 15 – July 17, 2020, over 25 design companies, makers, and creators will present through a series of webinars to a global audience of students. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the design process and provide an inside look into the factories, architecture and design studios, and headquarters of Be Original Americas member companies around the world creating authentic design. The program will offer insights from leading brands, makers, and creators to learn about working in an industry that shapes the way we live, work, and play.

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Apply to Ung Svensk Form 2021!

Apply to Ung Svensk Form 2020! Ung Svensk Form is an arena for young design in Sweden. Ung Svensk Form is a juried competition where the nominated entries will take part in a travel exhibition. To apply you need to be born in 1984 or later. All students can apply, regardless of age. All fields of design can apply graphic design, product design, architecture, interior design, exhibition design, furniture, glass, ceramic, textile, fashion, web design etc.

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Copenhagen Islands

Have you ever seen a ”parkipelago”? The Copenhagen Islands by Danish design studio Fokstrot and Marshall Blecher will be an example of just that.

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Anna Aagard Jensen: Leg room

With her organic powder puff furniture, Anna Aagard Jensen is challenging traditional gender roles and encouraging women to take up more space in public. By changing our body language, we can also change our way of thinking, she says. Anna Aagaard Jensen makes chairs that force women to take up more space. Her Lady Chairs are powder puff pink, organic and cheeky. Above all, they should be sat on with legs wide apart.

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Get to know Kolonn

Kolonn is one of the jury-selected contributions in Ung Svensk Form 2020. Now its creators Lisa Lindh & Klara W. Hedengren are our new guests at the Form Magazine's Instagram account. Follow today to get to know Kolonn, Lisa and Klara!

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Ilkka Suppanen winner of Kaj Franck Design Prize 2020

Designer, interior architect Ilkka Suppanen has been selected as the recipient of the Kaj Franck Design Prize 2020, granted by Design Forum Finland. The Kaj Franck Design Prize is one of the most significant design prizes in Finland, and it will be granted for the 29th time this year.

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Shapeshifters in Malmö

Designer Katja Pettersson, former member of Front, is one of the participants in the art exhibition Shapeshifters at Malmö Art Museum (on show until August 9th). The exhibition examines how the climate crisis affects human life, making it particularly relevant in these times. Digital presentations of the exhibition, which remains open to the public, are published every Wednesday and Saturday.

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Winners of Hack the Crisis Sweden

In a virtual hackathon on April 3-6, 7400 participants have been on a mission to design, test and execute solutions for the future of Sweden. The mission was to find and develop solutions to find new methods to be used in the ongoing resistance. Hack for Sweden was assigned to The Agency of Digitalization (DIGG) by the Swedish Government, and the first mission was to find solutions to the consequences of COVID-19.

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Peter Celsing 100 years in 2020

In 2020, architect Peter Celsing should have celebrated 100 years. He is the architect behind, among other buildings, three famous Stockholm buildings: Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg, The Film House at Gärdet and the Riksbank building at Brunkebergs Torg.

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Winners of The Antalis Interior Design Award

Sponsored content: Meet the winners of The Antalis Interior Design Award. The second edition of the Antalis Interior Design Award was a huge success with 535 published projects covering home interiors, retail, hospitality, public premises and offices, as well as 3D projects on scale models in white. Meet all the winners and the jury.

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Parts of Stockholmsmässan transformed to temporary external hospital

Stockholmsmässan, the venue for the yearly event Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, is now a temporary external hospital. The healthcare will be carried out in a sealed and totally separated area from the rest of the event activities, which will not be affected. "When Region Stockholm asked the question about the possibility of using Stockholmsmässan´s facility, the answer was of course yes." Stockhomsmässan states on their website.

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Hack for Sweden becomes Hack the crisis

The new COVID-19 virus is testing Sweden, our society and us as citizens. Everything normal about our daily lives has been put on hold. Life, health, and jobs are threatened.Hack the Crisis will gather all parts of our society who wants to be a part of the solutions we need for our future; the public sector, private sector, academia, non-profit organizations, and citizens are all welcome to contribute. The online hackathon will have three focus areas; to save lives, save communities and save businesses. Participate in Hack the crisis April 3-6!

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Hanna Hansdotter 2.0 at CFHILL

The gallery CFHILL in Stockholm is open by appointment only and one of their exhibitions at the moment is 2.0 with works by glass artist Hanna Hansdotter. Check out her impressive glass sculptures!

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Art in Fashion

Under the direction of curator Cay Bond, Sven-Harrys konstmuseum is exploring the importance of fashion in art and the importance of art in fashion in the exhibition Art in Fashion, which was on view until recently. Among the participating artists we found Nikoline Liv Andersen, Martin Bergström, Selam Fessahaye, Diana Orving, Olivier Saillard, Bea Szenfeld, Henrik Vibskov and Wilhja. The museum is temporarily closed due to the situation with the coronavirus.

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To the future with Förster

One of Sweden's foremost designers goes sci-fi. In the exhibition Hyper Human at the Tekniska Museet in Stockholm, Monica Förster creates rooms out of artificial intelligence and the robot's cultural history. There will also be a gene lab, cyborg painting and the chance to try an exoskeleton. Due to the current situation concerning the Coronavirus Tekniska museet is closed, but the exhibition will be om view between 3 to 5 years once the museum opens again.

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New guestagrammer: Mattis Dallmann

Form Magazine's Instagram account @formmagazine is currently being hosted by fashion designer Mattis Dallmann. He is originally from Germany, but has lived in Sweden for the last two years and graduated from the MA program at Swedish School of Textiles just last year. His project With / Out took him to Ung Svensk Form (Young Swedish Design) 2020, an exhibition that is now on tour in Sweden.

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The Kasper Salin Prize Nominees

Sveriges arkitekter avslöjade nyligen de fyra nominerade till årets Kasper Salin-pris för årets bästa byggnad 2019. Priset delas ut den 10 mars på Arkitekturgalan i Stockholm.

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Scandinavian nominees in Antalis Interior Design Award

Sponsored content: The Antalis Interior Design Award is now closed and an impressive 535 decoration projects have been submitted before the deadline. In Scandinavia a total of 18 projects are competing for the awards. 5 from Sweden, 5 from Denmark and in Norway 8 has been submitted. See three of them below!

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