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Bryk & Wirkkala at Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art) opens a 1,000 square-metre extension to house the internationally significant Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation collection and archive, as well as changing exhibitions concentrating on design. Entitled Aukio, the space is designed by Johanna Brummer and Heini-Emilia Saari (Studio Wanderlust) and is divided between the visible storage and changing exhibitions.

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Sweden’s first virtual design museum

Yesterday Sweden announced the opening of Sweden’s First Virtual Design Museum, also its first design museum focusing on both architecture, design and fashion. The first exhibition, "Live from Sweden", offers visitors a glimpse into the Swedish lifestyle and the design objects Swedes surround themselves with.

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Swedish design concepts awarded with If Design Talent Award 2017

Eight design concepts from Swedish universities were awarded with the If Design Talent Award 2017 – one of the largest and most important competitions for young designers. The concepts came from Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University, Lund University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Kvadrat opens new Copenhagen flagship showroom by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

The new Copenhagen flagship showroom marks the latest chapter in a long collaboration between Kvadrat and Bouroullec Studio. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have previously designed visionary products for Kvadrat such as Clouds, Ready Made Curtain, Roller Blinds, several textiles and a rug, as well as showrooms in Stockholm and the firm’s first showroom in Copenhagen. The new showroom opens on November 23rd.

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Bigert & Bergström: Eye of the Storm

Bigert & Bergström is a contemporary artist duo consisting of Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström. Together they have created a variety of art projects, large-scale installations, public works and films together. With a conceptual approach, their works is placed at the intersection where human, nature and technology meet.

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Arkitema Architects designs container apartments in Roskilde

In a rough former industrial area in Roskilde, Arkitema Architects designs the housing project Beat box, which consists of containers assembled in a steel frame. The 30 homes in Roskilde's creative district are operated by Container Living, who is specialized in container housing.

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Promotion: A’ Textile Design Award Winners

A’ Design Award & Competition is the world’s leading international annual juried competition for design. Let us present some of our favourites from previous years' winners in the category ”Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth”.

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Pictograph October

Form’s art director Andreas Karperyd has challenged himself: to create a new pictograph almost every day on Form’s instagram account @formmagazine throughout October. Will he succeed?

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The Algae Dome by Space10

We noticed that Space10 recently created a four-metre-high bioreactor dome for growing microalgae, and exhibited it at CHART Art Fair in Copenhagen.

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Paris Fashion Week: Swedish Fashion Now!

Swedish Fashion Now – Paris Edition is a global brand platform launching during Paris Fashion Week S/S2018 at the Institut suédois in Marais, showcasing some of Sweden's most progressive brands. Among the participants are some alumnis and students from Beckmans College of Design.

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Sweco’s project Falu Resecenter awarded

Sweco's project Falu Resecenter in Falun won the architecture prize awarded by the Architects Sweden's Gävle-Dala section. The award aims to show good architecture in the regions of Gävleborg and Dalarna. Congratulations!

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Southern Sweden Creatives at London Design Fair

The Swedish Design Pavilion is the showcase for Swedish designers, studios and companies at the London Design Fair and is run in partnership with Southern Sweden Creatives and Visit Sweden. 11 design companies from Skåne in southern Sweden and its trend-setting capital Malmö will exhibit at the pavilion. Check it out if you are in London during the fair September 21 – 24.

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Wooden housing – winning proposal by Folkhem and Arkitema

The winning proposal in the competition for new Ör Centrum in Sundbyberg shows wood as a sustainable alternative to concrete. The block consists of a structure in solid wood with six different volumes that vary in height. The structure has been designed to create good daylight conditions for the apartments as well as the surrounding buildings.

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