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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Temperament by Sahara Widoff at Stockholm Furniture & Light fair 2019

The exhibition Temperament aims to explore current trends with a focus on both private homes and public spaces, based on a selected creator's personal approach. This year, designer and set designer Sahara Widoff has been given the assigment to create the Temperament exhibition at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019. In the exhibition, Sahara will work with open spaces reflected against more closed and secret spaces, waiting to be discovered and opened.

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Guest of Honour at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair: Neri&Hu

This year’s Guest of Honour – the award-winning Chinese design and architecture office Neri&Hu – is creating an installation at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair that highlights social issues unique to China. The traditional Chinese village, which is disappearing at an alarming rate, is depicted in the installation.

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Bauhaus bus on 2019 world tour

A bus inspired by the Bauhaus school in Dessau, and designed by architect Van Bo-Mentzel, will go for a tour around the world during the school's centenary year 2019. The tour will be opening in Dessau, afterwards it will travel to Berlin and further on to Kinshasa and Hong Kong. Marking the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the project aims to work through design questions with a concept of looking at global questions of, for instance, power structures.

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Frame honours Philippe Starck with the Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Philippe Starck doesn’t just design spaces: he seems to redesign whole industries, introducing new typologies to the retail and hospitality business. In his prolific 35-year-long career, Starck has continuously reinvented spatial typologies with a nose for what’s next. He introduced the boutique hotel, gave dignity to the hostel and created experiential stores long before the retail industry started craving for them.

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Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale premiers in 2019

Things we look forward to in 2019: Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale! A new biennale that combines contemporary art and design and will engage artists, designers, local communities and various audiences. The Biennale will offer a topical, egalitarian platform for encounters between makers and enthusiasts. The first edition of the Biennale will run from 19 May, 2019 until 15 September, 2019.

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Elin Forslund at Form/Design Center

Swedish glass artist Elin Forslund is the Designer of the month at Form/Design Center in Malmö. Her hybrid art will be on display there until November 30th. Forslund is born in Stockholm but educated in glassery and product design in Denmark where she also resides these days. Expect to see imaginative metamorphoses and clashing materials.

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Kyung-Jin Cho – our November guest on Instagram

Kyung-Jin Cho was born in 1987 in South Korea. She lives and works in Stockholm since 2013. Kyung-Jin graduated from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and is currently working as a product designer in Stockholm. She is now the guestegrammer @formmagazine until November 30th.

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Design Stories at Nationalmuseum

Design Stories takes an inquisitive dive into current Swedish contemporary design in which the “story” constitutes the basis of form and expression in one way or another.

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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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