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Gothenburg Design Festival October 7-13

Over an intense autumn week Gothenburg design festival yet again invites the public to explore the intersecting fields of design, art, crafts, fashion and architecture. Here are three exhibitions that will be on display during the week.

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150 m² Swedish Design Pavilion at London Design Fair

The Swedish Design Pavilion, the annual showcase for Swedish designers from the southern part of Sweden, studios and companies during the London Design Festival returns to the London Design Fair for its 4th year. The pavilion is initiated by Malmo based Form/Design Center, a meeting place and a hub for inspiration, knowledge and collaboration within architecture and design. London Design Fair is open between September 19th to September 22th.

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Bauhaus Museum Dessau is now open

Located at the heart of Dessau, Bauhaus Museum Dessau is now open. Designed by the Barcelona-based young architectural practice addenda architects the museum acts to draw a line between city and nature, while likewise interfacing them.

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Helsinki Design Week 2019: Designs for a Cooler Planet

Helsinki Design Week 2019 is on! 5–15 September it's once again time for the Finnish festival that includes exhibitions, fashion shows, talks and workshops. Aalto University is the host of one of the main events. All visitors are welcome to the Otaniemi campus, where there will be eleven exhibitions organized as part of the Designs for a Cooler Planet programme.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg reopens

On Saturday the 23 February, the Röhsska museum opens again after two years of organizational restructure and rebuild. The museum will welcome visitors to a programme that opens up a dialogue about the notion of design and its impact on our everyday lives.

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New font released today: VOIR

Today the new VOIR font is released. It is a personal and super-thin typeface designed by art director Pompe Hedengren and typeface designer Göran Söderström. They have been working on the font for two years.

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Ung Svensk Form 2019

The annual exhibition Ung Svensk Form (Young Swedish Design) is now on view at ArkDes in Stockholm. At Stockholm Design Week's first day, Ung Svensk Form 2019 opened at ArkDes, where it will be on display until March 31st. The exhibition shows unique works in a variety of disciplines: from product design and craft to fashion and architecture, and this year, there are 25 young designers who have received this award.

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