Wilhelm Kåge at Gustavsbergs porslinsmuseum

In 1917 the Gustavsberg porcelain works hired Wilhelm Kåge, a commercial artist. That same year the manufacturer introduced a “dinner service for the working class”. Nationalmuseum is marking the centenary by presenting a selection of Kåge’s diverse art.

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Young Swedish Design at Storsjöyran

Young Swedish Design (Ung Svensk Form) is a yearly juried award arranged by Svensk Form. In early 2017 20 designers were chosen and now they are on tour. Between July 22 and July 30 the exhibition will be displayed at Designcentrum in Östersund, during the popular festival Storsjöyran, in Östersund.

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Fordypningsrommet in Lofoten

A fabulous retreat hotel has opened in the Norwegian wilderness, for those who want to get away from everything. Fordypningsrommet is located on a small island without shops and cars, in northern Norway, Lofoten. Design by Tyin Tegnestue and Rintala Eggertsson.

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AART architects designs new rowing stadium

Denmark-based AART architects have been selected to design the country’s national rowing stadium. Denmark’s Rowing Stadium at Bagsværd Lake fulfils the vision of creating a rowing stadium in an international league of its own.

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IKEA investigates space with Nasa

What does comfort mean for compact living? How do we feel in small spaces? At the Democratic Design Days in June IKEA introduced their collaboration with Nasa and Lund University.

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The retro bar Jackie in Helsinki

Joanna Laajisto from Studio Joanna Laajisto in Helsinki got the world's best brief from a bar owner: A soundtrack with Italian lounger music from the 60's and 70's. From this the retro bar Jackie was born!

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The Icelandic bubble hotel

Have you ever dreamt of sleeping beneath the northern lights? On Iceland, the 5 millions Star Hotel offers just that. The bubble stays warm all winter, so you can stay in bed and enjoy the dancing lights. The bubble structure is kept inflated by a slight over-pressure from a noiseless ventilation system.

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Ai Weiwei at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

The opening of Ai Weiwei’s new installation, produced specifically for Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Copenhagen, took place on United Nations International Refugee Day, June 20 2017. Named Soleil Levant, the installation barricades the windows of Kunsthal Charlottenborg with more than 3500 salvaged life jackets collected from refugees arriving at the Greek Island of Lesbos.

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Gradshow favourites – Beckmans

Identity and gender are still en vogue. Add the name Alecsander Rotschild to your memory. His queer and beautiful fashion collection Love Letter is one of the most famous of this year's graduation project from Beckmans.

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Skrei Heritage Center – new attraction in Lofoten

Recently a winner was chosen in the arcitechure contest for SKREI Heritage Center. LPO Arkitekter will be designing the building. SKREI theme park – The Lofoten Fisheries Cultural Heritage Center, is the name of several attractions that will be developed in Storvågan.

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New treetop walk in Denmark – a unique forest experience

The Treetop Experience is a 600 meter treetop walk connected to a 45 meter tall observation tower that creates a unique opportunity to take a walk above the treetops and experience the stunning nature of the preserved forest from another perspective. The Treetop Experience is designed by the Danish architects Effekt.

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Gradshow favourites – Umeå Institute of Design

For designers a human centered approach is often a given. Darja Wendel’s grad project from Umeå Institute of Design is a real proof of that. Kanga, her mobile newborn resuscitation kit, helps newborn babies survive the golden minute. One million…

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