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Stockholm Design Week 1

This week is Stockholm Design Week, with lots of press shows and parties all over town, and the Furniture Fair in Älvsjö as well. I started it all off yesterday by going to four press shows/parties! I’m planning on going to the fair tomorrow afternoon, and then on Thursday there are some more parties to attend, so expect more reports here during the week.

The first press show was called Check In, showing the work of ten up and coming Swedish designers. The ones I thought were most interesting was Alex Gunnarsson with her ”wooden fabric” (which for some reason won’t upload right now, but I’ll try again later), Asshoff & Brogård‘s drop shaped hooks and haute couture inspired upholstered stools, Johan Lindstén‘s embroidered chairs and Studio Yra‘s plywood letter candlesticks.

After that I went to Elle Interiör’s Design of the Year Awards, where we got the best goodie bag ever! It was sponsored by Design House Stockholm, so all the goodies were packed in their shopping basket, and inside it was a tealight holder from Orrefors, the latest issue of Elle Interiör, a beautiful note book from Mateus, a package of very tasty knäckebröd plus a smoothie and a candy bar.

I also visited Monica Förster’s exhibition of enormous (like 6 meters high) paper lights at Berns, and architectural magazine Rum’s party at Sturecompagniet. I have to say though that the goodie bag we got from Rum was very strange… Just a pile of bathroom catalogues. I was like: What?! Why would I want a pile of catalogues, that I can get for free from any bathroom store? I’m not greedy, if they had just thrown us an issue of the magazine I would have been totally content, and if they had added a piece of chocolate I would have been really happy. But no. I got bathroom catalogues…

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