From 5 to 11 February 2024, the new edition of the Stockholm Design Week will take place in Stockholm: here are 7 suggestions to take note of to visit it in the best possible way

The Stockholm Design Week returns from 5 to 11 February 2024, in the Swedish capital. An annual event inaugurated for the first time in 2002 and spread throughout the city of Stockholm, which therefore reconfirms it among the leading cities in the design sector at an international level.

Above all, there are two special events not to be missed this year at the Stockholm Design Week: the presence of Formafantasma, who for the first once they arrive in Sweden, and the widespread exhibitions of the various Swedish studios taking part, including The Museum of Masonite by Folkform which provides an in-depth look at local production processes.

We have therefore drawn up a practical digital guide (complete with details and useful information) to navigate the over 400 events, including open showrooms, installations and exhibitions that enliven the city and the fair in the capital of Sweden, during Stockholm Design Week 2024.

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Stockholm Design Week 2024: the events

  • Formafantasma at Stockholm Design Week

Guests of honor of the event, Formafantasma will welcome visitors to the Stockholm Furniture Fair with a site specific installation in the entrance hall of the fair. It is the first performance in Sweden for the Italian duo composed of Andrea Trimarchi and SimoneFarresin.

The intervention promises to be the reconstruction of aReading Room, an area dedicated to relaxation in which you can stop, reflect, read in peace . The project aims to shift attention from the mere product to design processes and transformative knowledge.

An opportunity to also delve deeper into the principles that guided Formafantasma's work. The Reading Room will be furnished in collaboration with Artek, with which the studio has studied the wood production processes with the aim of examining a better use of the raw material.

  • Folkform with the exhibition The Museum of Masonite

With the exhibitionThe Museum of Masonite, the Swedish design studio Folkform underlines the importance of sharing knowledge and production methods of furniture and more generally any object. The entire exhibition will in fact focus on the sustainable practices andon therole of designin changing times, on how to approach an era in which local industry faces the challenges of large-scale and global production.

The Museum of Masonite collects the works created by the studio over the last 15 years using Swedish masonite boards, plus some new and unpublished ones.

  • Jordens Arkitekter with the exhibition Farming Architects

Also in this case, a local pride, the Swedish architecture studio Jordens Arkitekter - known for its commitment to social and environmental responsibility in architecture - is temporarily transferring its entire portfolio to the Stockholm Design Week. Taking on the characteristics of a real exhibition, Farming Architects will exhibit in a dedicated pavilion of 300 square meters the essence of the studio's way of designing, among a variety of materials to construction and projects that integrate agricultural elements promoting conversations on sustainable construction and on the connection between architecture, ecology and material origins.

  • SPOK

Among the exhibitions not to be missed at Stockholm Design Week, there is also the project signed by the SPOK (Contemporary Production and Consumption) platform: an exhibition that brings together knowledge and knowledge always dedicated to production local, an object for which SPOK has been the spokesperson for some time.

  • Studio Contem

With an activity purely focused on studying, using and promoting the use of recycled materials, the Stockholm design studio Contem presents an investigative project dedicated to the new life of recycled wood from elm trees felleddue to disease.

  • New Ventures: space for young brands and emerging exhibitors

With the 2024 edition, the fair introduces New Ventures, a new arena that brings together young design brands and emerging exhibitors. "New Ventures arrives at the Stockholm Furniture Fair to fill a gap, creating opportunities for contamination between established and emerging brands" explains architect and designer Gustaf Westman, founder of Gustaf Westman Objects. Among the exhibitors to visit, in addition to Gustaf Westman Objects, also: Stamuli, NM3, Niko June, Ekbacken Studios and the Swedish Girls collective.

  • Älvsjö Gård: a showcase for local production and experimentation

Following the great success found in 2023, the Älvsjö Gård platform returns and this year presents itself with a pop-up inside the fair pavilion. The platform is dedicated to small-scale, experimental and limited-edition design, and includes exhibitions from the likes of Nick Ross, Humans since 1982, Gustav Winsth and Alexander Lervik.

The latter, using virtual reality, collaborated on the design of a new armchair available in just three pieces exhibited at Älvsjö Gård. In addition to the furnishing element, the attention in this case is focused on the innovative design process ection via virtual reality.

Finally, there will be no shortage of opportunities for reflection, comparison and in-depth analysis: among the events not to be missed at Stockholm Design Week 2024, we also highlight the seminars developed by the event in collaboration with Disegno Journal and Pin-Up Magazine. The program of meetings will take place in the bar space The Yellow Thread, designed by the Stockholm studio Färg & Blanche in collaboration with the Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry.

Stockholm Design Week 2023: useful information

Dates:from 5 to 11 February 2024

Location: at different locations spread across the city of Stockholm, Sweden and, the Stockholm Funiture Fair, at Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, 125 30 Älvsjö Stockholm, Sweden.

Website and tickets: All information about Stockholm Design Week is available on the event's website, by clicking here

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