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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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Tham & Videgård at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

The second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America.This year’s Biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “Make New History.” Swedish Tham & Videgård Architects are the only ones invited from Scandinavia.

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Emeli Höcks – new guestagrammer @formmagazine

Emeli Höcks is Form's new guestagrammer at the Instagram account @formmagazine. She is a Gothenburg based designer who is really into material experiments. Emeli is also one of the 20 nominees in the design award Ung Svensk Form 2017 (Young Swedish Design) with her "Compostable Composite". Follow her @formmagazine between September 1st and 30th!

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The future of Swedish fashion

Meet four of the Swedsih Fashion Talents 2017! The talent program is arranged by Swedsih Fashion Council and it helps the chosen brands out with projects, networks and activities, for example fashion shows and exhibitions.

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Have a Seat!

Fashion Week Stockholm is on and The Swedish School of Textiles just entered the runway with their graduation show EXIT 2017. Louise Linderoth's collection "Have a Seat" investigates the typical denim jean in a sitting position with a focus on serving several possible answers to the question ”are you your legs?"

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Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir – Formex Nova nominee 2017

Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir is 40 years old and lives in Reykjavík. She has a degree in graphic design from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2001. She worked as a graphic designer at an advertising firm and freelancer, during which time her interest in product design began to grow.

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Sara Polmar – Formex Nova nominee 2017

Sara Wright Polmar is 35 years old and an Oslo-based designer with a degree in interior architecture and furniture design from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. After graduating in 2011, she started a studio, günzler.polmar, with Victoria Günzler. She is also one of the three initiative takers and founders of the Norwegian Designers Union, a network that aims to promote contemporary Norwegian design and expand the cooperation and feeling of camaraderie between young designers.

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Qian Jiang – Formex Nova nominee 2017

Qian Jiang is 31 years old and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Jiangnan University in 2008. He worked as an industrial designer at two design firms in Shanghai until 2011, after which he started a Master’s degree in industrial design at Lund University. From 2012 to 2014, he worked as a furniture designer at two design firms in Copenhagen, Nicholai Wiig Hansen Studio and Normann Copenhagen.

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Emilie Dissing Wiehe – Formex Nova nominee 2017

Emilie Dissing Wiehe graduated in 2015 from the Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation at the Royal Danish Academy with the MA project, RO – til forvirrede hoveder og rastløse hænder (A quiet now – for confused heads and restless hands). The project focuses on dementia and how to lessen the confused and uncertain feelings that often accompany this illness.

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Antrei Hartikainen – Formex Nova nominee 2017

Antrei Hartikainen is 25 years old and a furniture master with a degree in both woodworking and carpentry. He lives in Fiskars, Finland, where he works for the Finnish wood and design company, Nikari Oy, and at the same time pursues his own design projects.

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