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Seven Swedish designs that will blow your mind

Seven Swedish designs that will blow your mind

Published: 09 Feb 2012 12:56 GMT+01:00
Updated: 09 Feb 2012 12:56 GMT+01:00

Stockholm Design Week is here again.

In the last several years, the Stockholm Furniture Fair has morphed from a trade fair targeting retailers and manufacturers to Stockholm Design Week, a city-wide, weeklong celebration of all things design.

Running from February 6th-12th, Stockholm Design Week has earned its place in the international design circuit along with larger European capitals such as London and Milan.

Click here to see 7 Swedish designs (as well as one from Norway and one from Finland) that will blow your mind

The traditional furniture fair (February 7th-11th) is still located at Stockholm International Fairs (Stockholmsmässan) in the Stockholm suburb of Älvsjö. The fair is open for trade visitors Tuesday through Friday, and open to the general public on Saturday, February 10th. Tickets can be purchased for 140 kronor ($21) at the door or through Ticnet.se.

Highlights of the fair include Greenhouse, which features the work of independent, up-and-coming designers and students, including exhibitions from several Scandinavian design school.

A new venue this year is DesignHall, which bills itself as “a new mobile exhibition platform”.

Current exhibitions include the winners of the 2012 DesigNu Award and Talking Textiles, put together by Dutch design expert Li Edelkoort.

A Finnish import that is getting a lot of attention is Hel Yes!, which brings together cuisine, design and dance into a single assault on the senses. It features performances by the Helsinki Dance Company and the menu was created by chef Antto Melasniemi.

Alternative art venue Scarlett Gallery has also teamed up with urban artist ROA, known for his crazy creatures, to present a secret exhibition on February 17th.

Stockholm has a “zero tolerance” policy on graffiti and is widely perceived to be the only city with such a stringent ban in Europe. The location of ROA's art will remain unknown until a few days before his work is unveiled. Email roaevent@thescarlettgallery.com to find out where.

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Your comments about this article

13:51 February 9, 2012 by Amber Dawn
Mind not blown.
08:47 February 10, 2012 by Da Goat
I am unimpressed by all..... but the title of the gallery : "7 Swedish designs that will blow your mine" And I thought that mr Nobel had that sorted when he made dynamite! yep if you are into mining use explosive!

as for the designs they leave me cold if not disappointed.
16:15 February 10, 2012 by mcarroll1
Small minds are easily blown.
17:22 February 10, 2012 by howoldareyou
Fantastic.

But where was the goat?
16:49 February 11, 2012 by scrawler
Crapppppppppppppppp
20:03 February 12, 2012 by planethero
Like the gallery format, nice!

The jars-lamp thingy was good.

The food orchestra, hmmm, basically finnish people are disturbing.

The rest seemed a bit "meh".
06:03 February 13, 2012 by soultraveler3
What was mind blowing about any of that?

The bone orchestra might be cool to see, but they're Finnish, not Swedish lol.

The seal was cute, but again, something that artists do all over the place all the time.
20:42 February 13, 2012 by bethrichardson
I like the chairs and the water purifier, other than that I'm not impressed.
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