A selection of excellent designers from the far north
The Stockholm Furniture Fair is officially in full swing! Each year, the Greenhouse serves as a “Garden of New Ideas”, displaying new talents from around the world. For the second year in a row, Stockholm-based Note Design Studio designed the hall. Intent on representing the social aspect of the event, the Swedish design studio put participant and customer interaction at the forefront.
A jury selects the participants, and for the 2014 edition, 36 participants and 36 design schools from 16 different countries were selected and are exhibiting their work. We’ve chosen 5 of our favorite (mostly) Scandinavian participants for your viewing pleasure!
Very Very Gold
Based in Stockholm, Very Very Gold is a creative studio that pushes boundaries, whether they be material or theoretical. Their modus operandi involves breaking elements down then refining and reconstructing them to create something noteworthy.
Founded in 2010 by Swedish designer Caroline Bauer and Italian architect Pier Francesco Galuppini, Studio Baag is based in Milan but has kept an element of Nordic austerity. A sense of controlled capriciousness permeates their work.
A recent graduate of Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Hanna Dalrot is currently an intern at Ikea. Her graduation project, Textile Landscapes, splashes stark white backdrops with monochromatic, graphic patterns.
Danish designer Signe Hytte is exhibiting at Greenhouse for the second time, along with her fellow TEKO graduate Kristina Kjær (below). Her minimalist Nordic designs have a wink of quirkiness that keeps them interesting.
We’ve already featured Kristina Kjaer‘s Vilfred desk, but the rest of the Danish designer’s work is no less adorable. At Greenhouse, she is exhibiting Rain, a series of textiles for which she collaborated with Signe Hytte, as well as her own designs.