Heart of Scandi-land Stockholm, held its annual Design Week last week and played host to designers from across the globe at spaces dotted around the city.

JOURNAL has spent the week scouring the web catching up on all the events over in Sweden. Here are our highlights from the fair:

The Sunbrella Canopy

sunbrella canopy by élise fouin from designboom on Vimeo.

Sunbrella are known for their fabric’s resistance to fading even after exposure to the sun and water and this design week, founder Elise Fouin used her fabrics to create a colourful canopy. ‘Sunlight’ was then shone through the fabrics to create the illusion of summer sun dappled through trees. Perfect for a freezing February day in the Baltic.

Eero Aarnio exhibition

Eero Aarnio Exhibition at Stockholm Design Week 2017. Photo credit: Dezeen

Hugely respected designer Eero Aarnio, known originally for his 1960s plastic ball chair’s retrospective was a must see at the design festival. The retrospective was first presented at the Design Museum in Helsinki in 2016, before moving to Stockholm especially for Design Week.

Shadow Play exhibition at Svenskt Tenn

Shadow Play. Photo credit: Svenskt Tenn

Svenskt Tenn teamed up with Finnish Harri Koskinen to explore shadows and light throughout their space in Stockholm. Koskinen simple aesthetic has won him awards since he was at art school in Finland and his iconic ‘Block Lamp’ has become part of the permanent collection at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The Shadow Play exhibition looked at the interplay between lighting and shadow to create an atmosphere in a blank space.

Hayon DNA

Jaime Hayon for Hayon DNA exhibition at Stockholm Design Week 2017

Spanish Jaime Hayon is Stockholm Design Week’s fourteenth guest of honour and presented a pavilion filled with his past works. Entitled ‘DNA’ the installation explored the DNA of his work and their connectivity.


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