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New font released today: VOIR

Today the new VOIR font is released. It is a personal and super-thin typeface designed by art director Pompe Hedengren and typeface designer Göran Söderström. They have been working on the font for two years.

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New cabin concept by Spinn Architects

Oslo-based architects Spinn has designed a unique cabin concept in the Norwegian town of Hammerfest, inspired by the beautiful nature of the place. The cabin's shape is based on a 3D laser scans of the surrounding, rocky terrain. The rounded, outer shape remains weatherproof, covered with roofing felt and an outer screen of wood treated with flames.

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Ung Svensk Form 2019

The annual exhibition Ung Svensk Form (Young Swedish Design) is now on view at ArkDes in Stockholm. At Stockholm Design Week's first day, Ung Svensk Form 2019 opened at ArkDes, where it will be on display until March 31st. The exhibition shows unique works in a variety of disciplines: from product design and craft to fashion and architecture, and this year, there are 25 young designers who have received this award.

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Temperament by Sahara Widoff at Stockholm Furniture & Light fair 2019

The exhibition Temperament aims to explore current trends with a focus on both private homes and public spaces, based on a selected creator's personal approach. This year, designer and set designer Sahara Widoff has been given the assigment to create the Temperament exhibition at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019. In the exhibition, Sahara will work with open spaces reflected against more closed and secret spaces, waiting to be discovered and opened.

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Guest of Honour at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair: Neri&Hu

This year’s Guest of Honour – the award-winning Chinese design and architecture office Neri&Hu – is creating an installation at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair that highlights social issues unique to China. The traditional Chinese village, which is disappearing at an alarming rate, is depicted in the installation.

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Heat by Northern: a lamp as a glowing social project

Swedish designer Johanna Forsberg describes her Heat pendant lamp as a glowing cloud of fire. The lamps are made by the still young Norwegian manufacturer Northern. But Heat is more than just a Norwegian-Swedish co-production – it is also a social project. Heat is produced in partnership with a development agency that gives asylum seekers and migrants the chance to gain training and find work by producing the lamps.

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Oodi Helsinki Central Library by ALA Architects

At the end of December 2018 the new central library Oodi opened in the center of Helsinki. The main concept of the project is the interaction between the library's floors, which are linked by the vertically stretched wooden volume covered with Finnish spruce timber. The structure of the building aims to expand the square's public space that continues on the inside. Surrounded by the park and cityscape, the central library offers a majestic view.

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The Siena Prize nominees

The Siena Prize is awarded by the Architects Sweden to promote good outdoor environment. The prize will be awarded at Arkitekturgalan on March 19, 2019.

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Bauhaus bus on 2019 world tour

A bus inspired by the Bauhaus school in Dessau, and designed by architect Van Bo-Mentzel, will go for a tour around the world during the school's centenary year 2019. The tour will be opening in Dessau, afterwards it will travel to Berlin and further on to Kinshasa and Hong Kong. Marking the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the project aims to work through design questions with a concept of looking at global questions of, for instance, power structures.

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Frame honours Philippe Starck with the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Philippe Starck doesn’t just design spaces: he seems to redesign whole industries, introducing new typologies to the retail and hospitality business. In his prolific 35-year-long career, Starck has continuously reinvented spatial typologies with a nose for what’s next. He introduced the boutique hotel, gave dignity to the hostel and created experiential stores long before the retail industry started craving for them.

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Vertical Village II by Tham & Videgård Architects

Tham & Videgård Architects presents the Vertical Village II project - a prefabricated residential area with 17 vertical houses in Gothenburg, Sweden. The project aims to be an alternative to traditional terraced houses, with cross-laminated wood construction, which will form a new sustainable district surrounded by greenery.

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Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale premiers in 2019

Things we look forward to in 2019: Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale! A new biennale that combines contemporary art and design and will engage artists, designers, local communities and various audiences. The Biennale will offer a topical, egalitarian platform for encounters between makers and enthusiasts. The first edition of the Biennale will run from 19 May, 2019 until 15 September, 2019.

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Best of 2018: Jin by Jin Kuramoto for Offecct

What were the best, loveliest and smartest things that happened in 2018? And what do you hope for next year. We asked 16 Nordic designers and architects – and got as many answers. Timo Ripatti, architect and furniture designer, wants to see new material innovations reach the market as commercially viable, like Jin by Jin Kuramoto.

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Best of 2018: U-light

What were the best, loveliest and smartest things that happened in 2018? And what do you hope for next year. We asked 16 Nordic designers and architects – and got as many answers. Timo Ripatti, architect and furniture designer, is curious to see how interior architects will use Studio Ripatti's custom model U-light

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Best of 2018: Discreet shelf

What were the best, loveliest and smartest things that happened in 2018? And what do you hope for next year. We asked 16 Nordic designers and architects – and got as many answers. Cecilia Xinyu Zhang, designer from Bergen, looks forward to presenting the Discreet shelf in 2019.

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Best of 2018: Postage stamps by Eva Wilsson

What were the best, loveliest and smartest things that happened in 2018? And what do you hope for next year. We asked 16 Nordic designers and architects – and got as many answers. Graphic designer Eva Wilsson is looking forward to the launch of a new postage stamp on 10 January.

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Best of 2018: The Swiss Pavilion Svizzera 240 House Tour

What were the best, loveliest and smartest things that happened in 2018? And what do you hope for next year. We asked 16 Nordic designers and architects – and got as many answers. According to Sofia Ekberg, recent Graduate of Konstfack Spatial Design it was the Swiss Pavilion Svizzera 240, House Tour.

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Best of 2018: Elina Ulvio’s Kuu pendant

What were the best, loveliest and smartest things that happened in 2018? And what do you hope for next year. We asked 16 Nordic designers and architects – and got as many answers. Here’s Elina Ulvio's Kuu pendant.

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