Stockholm Design Week 2018

February 9, 2018


Well it’s been a funny old week, not what I’d planned at all.

On Monday afternoon it became very apparent I had the flu. So as the aches and antibiotics took hold, and as day turned into night and back again (I don’t like being ill can you tell) I let my mind drift off to Sweden, to Stockholm Design Week to be exact.

I may not have seen much of my son and husband over the past few days, but thanks to Instagram I had a whole host of amazing bloggers and brand reps to keep me company and show me around.

So here’s whats really stood out for me at this year’s event:

1.       A Quiet Reflection

Set at a secret location in Ostermalm in a private residence dating back to 1895, this unique installation was expertly curated by Swedish magazine, My Residence, and styled by Annaleena Interiors.

It featured new statement pieces by Sweden’s own Wastberg lighting alongside new Japanese furniture collaboration Ariake.

I’m sure many magazine editors and advertising agencies will be recreating this perfectly imperfect ’Japandi’ look for many years to come.

2.       Warm Nordic

I’ve been following this new Danish design brand on Instagram and Facebook since the beginning of the year and it was great to get a sneak peak on selected designs.

Embracing natural materials and craftsmanship, as well as those classic Scandi shapes and colours we all know and love I’m already counting down until the online shop opens directly to customers in March.

3.       Louise Roe Copenhagen

I first fell in love with Louise’s iconic Jewel vases last summer whilst shopping in Copenhagen (did I mention my birthday’s coming up?)

I love the simplicity and the understated elegance of her designs, as well as their graphic, linear Bauhaus qualities.

This week not only did she showcase a big sister to her vase in a striking green, but also stunning mouth-blown lamps, large black iron and glass framed cabinets, and breathtaking mirrors.

4.     Hay 

One of my all time favourite Danish brands, Hay launched a number of new products this week.

They showcased their New Order office system with its customisable parts and stackable chairs as well as the beautiful (and completely not toddler friendly) Silhouette sofa.

But it was the beautifully crafted Triangle Leg table and bench (which will look just perfect in my hallway) designed in North London by Simon Jones and the Result chair in a range of new colours that really caught my eye. I know both will be pieces I can afford to invest in, will look amazing, as well as stand up to daily life in my crazy home.

5.       Tom Dixon

After watching Tom this week in BBC Two’s ‘Flatpack Empire’ I thought it interesting to contrast his mass-produced Delaktig modular bed with the high-end products he launched this week.

This included a wall-mounted lamp inspired by insulated flasks, a brass-plated chandelier that can be rotated into different configurations, and his first collection of office furniture.

Image provided by Warm Nordic.

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