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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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The Three Generation House by Beta architects

A family comprising of two households (and three generations) decides to build a house together. While the younger couple already lives in the city, the grandparents live in the countryside and are keen to move back to the proximity of urban amenities.

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Bjarke Ingels’ self-sustaining Oceanix City

Rising sea levels and a lack of affordable housing is becoming a global problem. Danish architects BIG have developed a floating city concept made up of hexagonal islands. The city can hold around 10,000 residents. It is also able to produce its own power, fresh water, and heat.

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HEMMA Gone Wild – twisted sequel in Milan

Last year, the Swedish initiative HEMMA – Stories from Home received much acclaim at the Milan Furniture Week. The exhibition, which was shown in a space in the Brera design area, brought together some of Sweden's leading designers and companies in a holistic depiction by design studio Joyn. And here comes the sequel. Under the title HEMMA Gone Wild, around 20 companies are taking part, from large producers like Blå Station, Bolon and EFG, to smaller projects like Lisa Hilland's new brand Mylhta, Vandra Rugs and students from HDK, Beckmans and from the design award Ung Svensk Form.

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DesignMarch is on!

DesignMarch is Iceland’s annual design festival. It takes place for the eleventh time on 28–31 March 2019. Over one hundred events transform the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design.

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Jubileumsparken in Gothenburg won the Siena Prize

Sienapriset delas ut av Sveriges Arkitekter för att främja god utemiljö och tilldelas ett objekt och dess arkitekt. Priset är en hedersutmärkelse i form av diplom samt reliefplakett som sitter på det belönade objektet. Vinnaren blev Jubileumsparken i Göteborg som tog emot priset på årets Arkitekturgala som ägde rum den 19 mars på Konserthuset i Stockholm.

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Anna Chavepayre winner of the Kasper Salin Prize

Yesterday, architect Anna Chavepayre from collectif encore received the finest architecture award in Sweden, the Kasper Salin Prize, at Konserthuset in Stockholm. She was awarded for Hamra Ateljébostad, a private studio home in Hamra, Gotland.

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The Farmhouse by Precht

Architecture studio Precht has developed a fully modular building system, which is prefabricated offsite and flat-packed delivered by trucks. The residents produce their own food in vertical farms. It’s an attempt to reconnect people in the city with the process of growing food.

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Suur-Merijoki Manor – the jewel of Finnish art nouveau

Suur-Merijoki Manor in Viipuri Province was a Finnish Art Nouveau masterpiece, a ‘total work of art’ that became one the most famous Finnish homes of its era. The exhibition at Museum of Finnish Architecture reawakens the former glory of the perished manor designed by the young architect trio Herman Gesellius (1874–1916), Armas Lindgren (1874–1929) and Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950).

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New Museum in Bolzano by Snøhetta

Snøhettas new project, a Museum Quarter in Bolzano, will provide magnificent views in the landscape of surrounded Virgl Mountain in northern Italy. The new cultural area will include South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and the Municipal Museum of Bolzano, along with the planned Bolanzo car structure which is also designed by Snøhetta. The roof of the building aims to serve as a terrace for public space for different activities like open-air markets and concerts. If built the museum will also be the new home for Ötzi the iceman.

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