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Ung Svensk Form 2018 part II

Last week the exhibition Ung Svensk Form 2018 opened at ArkDes in Stockholm. Ung Svensk Form is an arena for young design. The project was created with the aim of increasing the knowledge and widening the scope of new, innovative Swedish design; helping it reach new audiences. Meet some of the 29 participants from 2018!

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Ung Svensk Form 2018

Last week the exhibition Ung Svensk Form 2018 opened at ArkDes in Stockholm. Ung Svensk Form is an arena for young design. The project was created with the aim of increasing the knowledge and widening the scope of new, innovative Swedish design; helping it reach new audiences. Meet some of the 29 participants from 2018!

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Promotion: Andreu World presents the publication Eat Well Seated

Andreu World, the Spanish company specialising in chairs with the largest international projection, has just published Eat Well Seated. It is a unique publication that, in addition to being useful as a guide – including reviews of 25 restaurants around the world – reflects on the importance of design in dining rooms.

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Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Ingvar Kamprad, The founder of Ikea, has peacefully passed away, at his home in Småland, Sweden, on the 27th of January. Surrounded by his loved ones, he died at the age of 91, following a short illness.

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Get ready for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2018

The countdown has started! On February 6th, the doors will open for this year's edition of the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. Paola Navone – Italian architect, product designer, interior designer and artistic director – has been commissioned to create an installation for the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

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Promotion: Cake launches light, silent and clean electric off-road motorbikes

Cake develops uncompromising high performance electric offroad motorcycles. Cake’s mission is to speed up the journey towards a zero emission society, while enhancing excitement and fun. All components are made from scratch to optimize the riding performance. Every little detail is elaborated for perfection, while considering the perspectives of sustainability.

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Rave Review – one of the Swedish Fashion Talents 2018

Rave Review is one of this year's chosen fashion brands within Swedish Fashion Council's project Swedish Fashion Talents. Created by former Beckmans students Livia Schück, Veronica Rönn and Josephine Bergqvist Rave Review wants to examine remake as a creative work method.

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Students at Beckmans College of Design interpret marine research

The exhibition Transformation is right now on display at Swedish Tenn in Stockholm. Visual Communication students at Beckmans College of Design, have interpreted research conducted at the Beijer Institute. The exhibition draws attention to sustainability issues linked to the Keystone Dialogues - a dialogue series between scientists from the world's leading fisheries.

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Formex Design Talents

It's time for Formex again – the Nordic interior design arena in Stockholm with 900 exhibitors. Every year Formex Design Talents are announced, previously called Young Designers. This initiative would like to highlight unestablished artists and designers at the Formex interior and design fair on January 17-20. Meet this year's talents here!

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Front at IMM Cologne

Next week it's time for the IMM Cologne fair. Swedish design studio Front presents Parquet – new line of rugs and poufs for Gan. The IMM Cologne 2018 will take place from Monday, 15th to Sunday, 21th January 2018.

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Marimekko collaborates with Japanese Uniqlo

Marimekko and Uniqlo, a Japanese global apparel retailer, announce their partnership on a special edition collaboration collection which will be available for a limited time only. A perfect combination of vibrant print designs of Marimekko and the quality and comfort of Uniqlo's casual street style.

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Promotion: World Design Rankings

World Design Rankings ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. Can you guess which of the Scandinavian countries that is highest ranked?

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Climate change? C.F. Møller steps up to the plate

2017 was the year when climate change hit humanity like a brick in the head, with rapidly melting ice and ferocious wildfires in California. But the architect community are stepping up to the plate. The Danish mega office C.F. Møller just presented what they call "an architectural multi-tool". According to C.F. Møller, it "creates cloudburst and storm flood protection, strengthens urban nature and brings the town of Randers even closer to the Gudenå River."

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The stunning Icehotel is back

The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, above the Polar Circle in Sweden – one of the world's most circular hotels, since many of the rooms melt in the spring – is back with a slew of new suites, handsculpted in ice from the Torne river. This time, 26 artists from 11 countries have drawn inspiration from the sky, space, mythology, politics – and a famous plant.

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Best in show 2017: Admir Batlak at Galleri Riis

2017 is coming to an end. What was best, most beautiful and clever this year? We asked designers and architects all over Scandinavia and got as many answers. Charlotte Bik Bandlien, professor and writer, Oslo chose Admir Batlak's show at Galleri Riis, where fashion was presented as performance art.

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