Welcome to visit us during Stockholm Design Week 2014. Participating at the Stockholm Furniture Fair is not the only event of importance this year. We are also organizing a global Hospitality Hub in the central parts of Stockholm. A meeting place where everyone can meet and network and feel pampered.
Dainty luxury The trend of copper, brass and gold seems to continue – and preferably in combination with leather. I have also noticed many beautiful furniture and accessories with marble and other exclusive stones. Add a colourful carpet, stucco and a modern chandelier and the dainty luxury is a fact.
Upcycling Using materials that would otherwise just be thrown on the dump was one of the fair's strongest trends, and especially among the young designers in the Greenroom. We have previously learnt about recycling, but to upcycle is a sympathetic and environmentally friendly trend in the furniture world right now. Beauty will arise from trash!
A clear trend that can be seen during the fair is that the furniture industry is looking for new creative colloborations. As the exciting cooperation between the world famous dancer Alexander Ekman and flooring manufacturer Bolon. Together they have created a short film about the new fine collection Silence. Last night I stopped by at the cozy restaurant Snickarbacken 7 and watched it.
Furniture & poetry Every furniture comes with story… This year it was very clear that the designers wanted to put a smile in our faces. Here are a few examples of designers who dared to go the whole way. Poetic lamp from Greenhouse
Soft pastels When it comes to colours we are a bit conservative here in the North. But every rule has an exception, we have taken the soft pastels to our hearts. At the fair I noticed a variety of beautiful furniture in pink and green. Classic with a twist! Materias Frame by Ola Giertz
Another big favourite is our own bench Libra and as the name suggests it offers a wavy design experience. Libras design allows one to sit in two directions, which encourages the spontaneous meeting – and I love that! It’s exactly what we at Kinnarps strive for, to be a thought leader.