It was my first time in Stockholm and at Design Week. I was anticipating a Milano Salone sort of affair with satelite pop ups all over the city and parties and apertivos alongside the main fair.
Well, it was something like that but more muted and more of the same style (naturally Scandinavian designs). What seems to be trending in textiles are botany and plant motifs – which isn’t very far from the Marimekko signature prints.
Interesting to see LED lit textiles alongside wicker/rattan furniture and lamps – everyday items of South East Asia that stood out amongst the sea of minimalist sleek design.
I have one of these lamps at home… that was a gift from over 5 years ago. Former fighting cock coops turned into lamp shades.
My other favourite from the fair are these Monstera leaf inspired lamps
Both the fair’s anchor features are by Italians. Paola Navone’s “Tham Ma da” meaning Everyday in Thai features an eclectic range of objects. Unfortunately phonetically, it’s a vulgar phrase in Mandarin.
Beautiful pieces from Finnish design house iittala.
Cute little rat lamps in the pop up bar of Luca Nichetto called Ratatouille. He has done a fair amount of work in China and I am a fan of his Sucabaruca coffee pots.
More photos here.