Known for its innovation, simplicity of form and functionality, Scandinavian design is so much more than boxed mass production. The Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair (SFLF) along with the Stockholm Design Week (SDW) in February will be a spectacular showcase for design lovers. Read on to discover more about this inspiring event.
The world’s leading event for Scandinavian Design
The Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair (SFLF) is THE meeting place for interior design lovers. The fair hosts the latest innovations in the interior design and the lighting field. In 2018, more than 200 events took place, attracting 31% of visitors coming from abroad. And impressively, a record number of 100 countries were represented by these visitors.
© August Eriksson/ Stockholmsmässan
Stockholmsmässan exhibition hall is the venue for this event. Exhibitors will join into categories such as furniture, textiles, bedding, upholstery and light fittings. There are also top notch design talks where the admission is free . Audiences can listen to high-profile guest speakers talking about full range of topics about design and creativity. What's more, Greenhouse is a special exhibition for independent designers and design schools to share their prototypes to the public. It's the ideal place to spot the next up-and-coming design stars in interior design while they're still largely unknown.
Dates for next SFLF are 5 - 9 February 2019. Stay tuned to learn more about the upcoming event!
Stockholm Design Week Winter Edition
In connection to the SFLF, the winter edition of Stockholm Design Week also takes place in the same week. First held in 2002, the week-long event has become the most high profile one for Scandinavian Design. Some highlights from the SDW 2018 include the Light House - a light experience design project installed in Kungsträdgården and the Smultronstället exhibition celebrating 100 years of Ingmar Berman as an extension of the School of Engineering at Jönköping University’s stand at SFLF. Similarly, the Furniture Design Museum displayed 700 objects created by leading Nordic and international designers and Young Swedish Design displayed 20 contributions.
© Mathias Nero / Stockholmsmässan
The next Stockholm Design Week will be held on February 4-10, 2019, in different venues around the city of Stockholm. A great place for networking, inspiration and promotion in design industry. It's business by day, fun by night, making sure that each event balances in-depth discussions with plenty of socializing.
Throughout the week, the Stockholmsmässan remains at the center of everything, so you'll want to make sure you're staying conveniently close. Our Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel or the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel in the heart of Stockholm are just a 15-minute cab ride away, making it easy to fit in every event on the calendar.
Looking for a great design event for the spring? Check out the Milan Furniture Fair!
Stockholm Design Week Summer Edition
This summer, the city of Stockholm welcomed more visitors to their first-time-ever design event – Summer Design Week. From August 20 to 26 this year, Summer Design Week took place during Formex – the leading Nordic interior design arena. The venue was Stockholmsmässan exhibition hall, full of interesting events and exhibitions promoting Nordic Design which brought a buzz to the city this summer. A great meeting place for locals after days-off from summer vacation and leisure travelers looking to experience something a bit different from the top tourist sights. National and international buyers find this the perfect opportunity for business. Stay tuned for next summer's event.
© August Eriksson/ Stockholmsmässan
Top image © Gustav Kaiser / Stockholmsmässan