Zandra Rhodes! 50 years of fashion, pop & glam

She’s been a psychedelic icon since the early 1970s, founded the Fashion and Textile Museum in London and was dubbed by the Queen for her achievements as a fashion designer. In Form 1/2019 Form met the one and only Dame Zandra Rhodes. Now she is back in Stockholm with an exhibition at Stockholms Auktionsverk.

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Laura Väre is Design Forum Finland’s Young Designer of the Year 2019

Laura Väre (b. 1989) is a Helsinki-based designer who recently finished her Master's studies in furniture design at the Aalto University. Prior to her studies at Aalto, she graduated as a metal artisan, and studied furniture design at Lahti Design Institute. Along with her studies, she has been working as a freelance designer with various design projects for several years now.

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The blockbuster exhibition Robots now in Stockholm

From 17 July 2019 the blockbuster exhibition Robots from the Science Museum in London , makes its first international stop at Tekniska museet in Stockholm. Human-like machines – both fascinating and frightening at the same time. Why do we create machines that resemble us humans?

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Carl Johan De Geer at Bildmuseet in Umeå

Ever since his debut in the 1960s, Carl Johan De Geer has been a prominent figure in Swedish culture. Innovative, provocative and brilliantly versatile, he has worked as an artist, designer, film maker, photographer, scenographer and author. But from the start he wanted to become a textile designer.

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FORMGIVING – Bjarke Ingels Group at DAC in Copenhagen

The exhibition “FORMGIVING”, on the work of BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, is DAC’s biggest exhibition to date, as well as the biggest-ever exhibition of BIG’s architecture and philosophy. Through a historical timeline, visitors will experience a world designed and shaped by humans – from the birth of formgiving with the Big Bang to life as we know it today and the possibilities of the future. Finally, a LEGO universe invites the curious of all ages to explore the mysterious world of formgiving and to build the future they dream of.

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Postcards from Swedish Design Schools: HDK Academy of Design and Crafts

The Maintenance Cabinet by furniture designer Richard Collier is a project that took inspiration from fables to create objects that communicate a moral lesson. A Christian alter aesthetic has been utilised to elevate maintenance beyond the physical environment of the home. As well as some more recognisable cleaning tools, the cabinet also contains oil, vinegar and salt. These are substances which have biblical connotations but also must be used sparingly in domestic maintenance, playing with the idea of balance.

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Ingredients; plastic turtles that have circled and existed in the North Pacifc Gyre for 16 years as a result of twelve 40-ft containers of children's bath toys were washed overboard on 10 January 1992. Additives; ducks, beavers and frogs.

Plastic armageddon in Sea of Artifacts at Fotografiska Stockholm

Plastic waste washing up on beaches around the world is a familiar sight to anyone who’s ever walked along the water’s edge, but the threat posed by plastic is so much greater than that seen by the naked eye. The impact of microplastic particles finding their way into the planet’s food chains is not yet known. Mandy Barker's commitment to the environment originally began by photographing plastic waste on beaches, but no one took any notice. So instead she started creating beautiful artworks from the plastic waste she gathered, photographing them in all their glory.

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Postcards from Swedish Design Schools: Konstfack

Brackish tears is an animated short film about the Baltic Sea’s dying sea beds. The film describes the process by which this environmental crisis occurs, focused upon the “dead zones” and the sea life that used to flourish there. Grad project by Jonna Hallberg, Bachelor / Graphic Design and Illustration, Konstfack.

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Postcards from Swedish Design Schools: Umeå Institute of Design

In a car you have thick walls and advanced protective child seats – what does a bike have that supports a child’s safety? Ättling, by industrial designer Julia Håkansson, aims to answer this question. This child bike seat is her exam project at Umeå Institute of Design. Partner to the project: Hövding.

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HDK Degree Exhibition

The HDK Degree Exhibition is on display between May 25 and June 2 in Frihamnen in Gothenburg. Students from Ceramic Art, Jewellery Art, Metal Art, Textile-Body-Space, Textile-Art, Furniture Design, Applied Art & Design and Crafts show their degree projects and below you can have a look at three of them!

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Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2019

This year, the Konstfack Degree Exhibition has been curated by Emily Fahlén and Asrin Haidari. The exhibition presents 179 student projects, and two common themes are the slow processes of craft and the role of design in the age of climate change.

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Muji opens new flagship store in Stockholm

On August 16, the Japanese lifestyle brand Muji opens the doors to their new flagship store in Åhléns City, Stockholm. The more than 1200 square meters store will be Muji's largest store in Europe and it's also the first time the company presents its entire range and its strong design philosophy in Sweden.

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Apply to Ung Svensk Form 2020!

Ung Svensk Form is an arena for young design in Sweden. Ung Svensk Form is a juried competition where the nominated entries will take part in an travel exhibition. To apply you need to be born in 1983 or later. All students can apply, regardless of age.

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Local manufacturing in Fiskars by Nikari

Next week it is time for the opening of the first Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale. Fiskars-based Finnish furniture manufacturer Nikari is responsible for building four benches for the Biennale exhibition. The benches are designed by Wataru Kumano, Klaus Hackl, Cecilie Manz, and Hugo Passos.

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Recipients of the 2019 Bruno Mathsson Award: Folkform

This year's recipients of the Bruno Mathsson Award are Chandra Ahlsell and Anna Lovisa Holmquist, the duo behind design studio Folkform. Folkform was founded in 2005, by the two designers who at that time studied industrial design at Konstfack in Stockholm.

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