Joel Fjällström and Rebecca Petrini – new guestagrammers @formmagazine

Joel Fjällström and Rebecca Petrini are Form Magazine's new guestagrammers @formmagazine on Instagram. They have recently graduated from Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies, where Joel went to the Furniture Design programme and Rebecca went to the Furniture Upholstery programme. Together they have created the armchair Mammut, which is a part of this year's edition of Ung Svensk Form (Young Swedish Design).

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Man Yau @Helsinki Design Week

During Helsinki Design Week, a set of urban installations will once again take over the city. The series HDW HOP consists of works by international designers and architects, and each work will have something to say about Helsinki Design Week’s theme for 2018: Trust

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Formex Nova Nominee: Alexandra Nilasdotter (Sweden)

Based in Stockholm, Alexandra Nilasdotter is a ceramicist and product designer who graduated from Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 2017. She is now working as a maker and designer, and her ceramic is inspired by architecture, industrialism and minimalism. She works with the potters wheel and creates both functional and unique objects.

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Formex Nova Nominee: Cecilia Xinyu Zhang (Norway)

Cecilia Xinyu Zhang was born and Raised in Beijing before moving to Gothenburg, Sweden, to do her masters at HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts. After graduating, she moved to Bergen, Norway where she produce designs including altering perceptions of objects and space by exploring the potential to create optical illusions in everyday products.

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Formex Nova Nominee: Elina Ulvio (Finland)

The award winning designer, Elina Ulvio from Helsinki, comes from an architecture background, which greatly have influenced her craftsmanship. Her great passion for space and form brings a supplemental dimension to furniture, and her design style add a unique edge to furniture while still maintaining its useful features.

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Formex Nova Nominee: Troels Flensted (Denmark)

Copenhagen based Troels Flensted graduated from Central Saint Martins in London 2014. By early 2015, he moved back to his native Copenhagen where he launched Troels Flensted Studio. Fascinated by materials and colors, Troels explore characteristics and expressions of materials, to create objects with new and meaningful stories. His work is always purposely minimalistic in its shape as it allows the material’s own characteristics to shine.

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Helsinki Design Week September 6-16

The HDW HOP series will introduce the installations that will make the center of Helsinki even more lively during Helsinki Design Week, 6‒16 September 2018. During Helsinki Design Week, a set of urban installations will once again take over the city.

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KALK – Swedish Design Awards 2018 winner

Off-road motorcycle KALK won the Industrial- & Product Design B2C category, when the Design S – Swedish Design Awards took place last week. KALK is an off-road motorcycle powered by electricity instead of petrol, reducing both emissions and noise, with a chassis of aluminium and carbon fibre in a total weight of less than 70 kg.

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Congrats, Cushy! Design S winner 2018

The designer duo Gripner & Hägglund and their CUSHY won the furniture category in Design S - Swedish Design Awards 2018. The award ceremony took place yesterday at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. Form Magazine’s editor-in-chief Bo Madestrand was a jury member of the furniture category. Congratulations Sanna Gripner and Märta Hägglund!

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Degree projects from School of Industrial Design @Lund University

As usual, the Skåne region’s architecture and design educational programmes are combining forces and gathering at Form/Design Center to present this year’s graduation projects at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Form Magazine took a closer look at some industrial design projects.

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HDK Degree Exhibition

The HDK Degree Exhibition is on display between 18 and 27 May 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 two of them!

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Prototypa @Clerkenwell Design Week

Join Stockholm based Form Us With Love for the second installment of Prototypa in London during Clerkenwell Design Week as a part of Shaw Contract week long series Design Sense. Prototypa is an articulation of where design is headed, an evolving initiative by Form Us With Love, moderated by design strategist Lia Forslund.

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Clerkenwell Design Week coming up!

Soon it's time for Clerkenwell Design Week, more specifically May 22-24. Bolon is one of the Swedish companies that participate this year. See their new floor collection Elements here, designed by Shanghai based Neri & Hu.

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Museum update

A museum as a meeting place, literally speaking, is a vision that was first tried and tested in art contexts in the nineties. The lounge-like installations popped up here and there, embodying a high level, albeit with low thresholds. This apparent openness has since spread. The Nordic Museum's new theatre is an offshoot of the concept. It is meant as a venue for events like concerts and debates, as well as socialising in line with Artur Hazelius's vision of parties, people and packedness in true Nordic style. Responsible for the interior is Halleroed. A deep blue floor, natural linen and light coloured walls, but the furniture series Meden is the icing on the cake. Made of radially sawn pine in collaboration with the joinery Tre Sekel.

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Norwegian Presence 2018

For the past three years, Norway’s annual appearance at Milan Design Week has been showcasing the work of a selection of the most talented Norwegian designers and craft artists, and bringing thousands of visitors face to face with the country’s thriving community-driven, mutually supportive and cross-disciplinary design culture. This year’s exhibition, Norwegian Presence, marks the beginning of a new chapter for Norway in Milan, as the show makes its debut appearance in a new location – the city’s rapidly evolving creative hotspot, Zona Tortona.

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