Die Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, die vom 5. – 9. Februar 2019 stattfand, wächst weiter und stärkt ihre Position als weltweit führende Veranstaltung für skandinavisches Design. Der Anteil der internationalen Besuche erreichte 31,5 Prozent und die Besucher kamen aus 99 verschiedenen Ländern, angeführt von Norwegen, Finnland, Dänemark und Großbritannien. In der Messewoche gab es in diesem Jahr über 400 Veranstaltungen, das sind doppelt so viele wie im Vorjahr.
Ein Teil der Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair bilden die Auszeichnungen ‘Editors’ Choice Award’, ‘Best Performance Award’ und ‘Born Classic Award’. Die Mehrheit der Gewinner überzeugten die Jurys mit Werken rund um das Thema Upcycling und Nachhaltigkeit:
The prize Best Performance 2019 goes to Nikolaj Thrane Carlsen
”With a strong vision, aiming for lower environmental impact, incorporating it with a strong personal character through shapes, we are all convinced. The project is a perfect match to the jurys keys values; curiosity, innovation and sustainability. It is a reminder and a role model for all of us in the business and a perfect inspiration for upcoming new talents.”
Nikolaj Thrane Carlsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Graduated in November 2017 from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture – KADK. Started the company ” Tang Form”, where he wants to help create the sustainable furniture of the future.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to exhibit in Stockholm. I look forward to showing my sustainable furniture made from pliers along with other designers. I expect to be able create relationships, to be inspired, and to increase my knoledge of green materials and products. I hope to meet producers who will be interested in my work. One of my objects is a lounge chair with a shell made of 100% biodegradable seaweed composite material. It helps to draw attention to seaweed as a highly sustainable product material without compromising on aesthetics and quality. Focus has been circular economy.”
Winner of the Born Classic Award 2019: Swedese with “Mirror” designed by FRONT
Motivation: Starting with a relevant and sustainable production process, Swedese and Front have created a mirror from waste material that has sculptural qualities and a strong character. Produced in a limited edition, the mirror can be a future classic and potentially a collector’s item. Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is establishing a new design award – Born Classic – in collaboration with the auction house Bukowskis, which will form the jury. The award will go to a piece of furniture or lighting that has qualities that could make it a design classic of the future. The objective is to bring attention to and encourage good, long lasting design.
Product: Mirror Company: Swedese Designer: Front
Motivation: Starting with a relevant and sustainable production process, Swedese and Front have created a mirror from waste material that has sculptural qualities and a strong character. Produced in a limited edition, the mirror can be a future classic and potentially a collector’s item. Swedese A08:20