Stockholm Design Week 2018 Highlights

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.

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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 design week 2018 paola navoneIMG_4560 IMG_4562 IMG_4563

Love these wall art. luca nichetto ratatouille bar stockholmIMG_4566  IMG_4573 IMG_4585

Beautiful pieces from Finnish design house iittala.IMG_4586 IMG_4587

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 potsIMG_4594

More photos here.

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