Held last month from February 6-10, Stockholm Furniture & Lighting Fair is fast becoming the world’s largest meeting place for the best in Scandinavian design. The five-day event saw unrivalled Scandinavian craftsmanship, natural, quality materials and an array of new and reimagined designs. Here, we take a look at highlights from the event from a selection of our favourite Nordic brands.
Fritz Hansen always seek to push the boundaries of design and to craft beautiful spaces that inspire and intrigue. Earlier this year, the Danish design brand ventured into a new realm of design, launching the Christianshavn textile series – along with new lighting, accessories, and new colours of the iconic Drop chair which were all on display at Stockholm Furniture Fair. Additional new releases included the Suspence P1.5 pendant by GamFratesi in a new medium size and two new colours - Powder Burgundy & Pale Pearl, and the Coat Tree Wall by industrial designer Sidse Werner, which was originally designed in 1971.
PP Møbler presented the newest member of the PP family which was launched at Milan Design Week last year - the three-legged saddle stool Sela, designed by Brazilian woodworking artist Ricardo Graham Ferreira. In addition ton Sela, the brand which is best known for its superior level of craftsmanship showcased a carefully selected range of Hans J. Wegner’s classics, in exclusive and previously unseen textiles.
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Carl Hansen & Søn showcased its collaboration with American designer Brad Ascalon - the Preludia series which was launched last year in Milan, a collection of tables and chairs geared towards the contract market. Combining Carl Hansen & Søn‘s 110-year-old heritage with Ascalon‘s signature modern, minimalist approach, and in particular his interest in exploring the potential of wood, Preludia is an all-wood chair featuring a 3D veneer seat and a solid wood base that has marked the starting point of a series of steel-legged, sled-based stackable options.
Erik Jørgensen joined this year’s Furniture fair in a showroom environment, where visitors could explore the latest editions to the collection including the soft and relaxed Indigo sofa, created by the brands own design team, and the new Ovo lounge chair by Stockholm based English designer, Damian Williamson. The iconic Ox and Queen chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner were also showcased in new robes of soft leather and deep red velvet.
&tradition presented a selection of 2019 designs, line extensions and relaunched classics at the fair this year. Highlights included new dining and sofa versions of the elegant Loafer armchair by Space Copenhagen, Betty - a stackable wooden chair by Thau & Kallio, the Art Deco Sillon mirror family by Sebastian Herkner, Column shelving by John Astbury, Blown table lamp - a new addition to the Blown pendant series by Samuel Wilkinson and lastly the P376 pendant by Kastholm & Fabricius, a relaunch of the iconic 1963 design.
Novelties showcased at Stockholm Furniture Fair are available to order from Cult showrooms.