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Helsinki: Biennial this summer

Helsinki has high hopes for the summer. It is now announced that the city's art biennial will take place on Vallisaari Island 12 June-26 September. 40 artists have been invited to create site-specific, temporary works on the island, in dialogue with the landscape. The focus is of course on sustainability. The biennial has free admission and is presented by the Helsinki Art Museum, curators are Pirkko Siitari and Taru Tappola from HAM.

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The Kasper Salin Prize Nominees 2020

Today Architects Sweden unveiled the four nominees for this year’s Kasper Salin Prize for the best building of the year 2020. The prize will be awarded on March 25 at the Arkitekturgalan in Stockholm.

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Stockholm Design Week: Verk

During Stockholm Design Week 2021 a new new Swedish furniture company was launched. Verk´s products are produced in Sweden and made exclusively from Swedish raw materials – from needle felt to surface finish – without compromising on comfort or design.

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Stockholm Design Week 8-14 February

With full respect for our common responsibility to follow the guidelines to stop the pandemic, Stockholm Design Week takes place between Feb 8-14th. This year you can enjoy the design week in more ways than ever! Many of the activities will take place online during the week, while some welcome visitors in smaller groups or by appointment only. All with the same passion and focus on highlighting Scandinavian design.

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The Jobs Sisters at Vandalorum

2021 is here and we are already waiting for summer. Let's enjoy some nice summery patterns by the Jobs sisters, now on view at Vandalorum. The design museum is open, but you have to pre-book your visit due to the pandemic. The exhibition is open until May 30th 2021.

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Lisa Larson at Gustavsbergs porslinsfabrik

Lisa Larson is perhaps Sweden's most famous ceramicist, and her figurines are certainly the most popular. Her Advent children and cats adorn many homes. The exhibition Lisa Larson is the first temporary exhibition to be presented following the reopening of the renovated museum, and comprises approximately 200 objects, most of which date from 1954–1980, when the artist was employed by the Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory.

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Kabinett and Fokus – ergonomic innovations for the home office

The Finnish furniture manufacturer Adea has recently released two new pieces of furniture that enable an ergonomic work environment at home. Kabinett (Cabinet) by Alexander Lervik and Fokus (Focus) by Mikko Laakonen. Both pieces of furniture are flexible and can be adapted for "work" or "leisure".

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Stockholm: Nobel Week Lights

In December we all need a little light in the darkness – this year more than ever before. To celebrate this year’s Nobel Laureates 15 places around Stockholm will be lit up for Nobel Week Lights Stockholm on 5-13 December as part of the 2020 Nobel Week.

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Rave Review at GucciFest

Did you miss the digital fashion week GucciFest? The Swedish fashion brand Rave Review took part and showed their 2-minute film "Jord, Luft, Eld Vatten”.

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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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