Stockholm Furniture Fair – Top Picks
Having moved to the expanded Hall A of the Stockholmsmässan, the design fair almost doubled in size. In spite of the enlarged scale, and the high quality of exhibitors, a few collections really stood out amongst the crowd. Here are our top picks;
Blå Station presented Mono by Mia Cullin a small but perfectly formed coffeetable/sidetable, its glass top lifts to reveal storage in the metal body…clever. Dunder by Stefan Borselius provided extra comfy seating, who needs cushions and pillows when you have Dunder?! Shown in blocks of blue and yellow.
RVW presented their stunning collection of contemporary and beautifully crafted designs. Founded by Johannes Herbertsson and Jonas Nordgren in 2009, having previously worked together with the VUJJ brand, both as designers and producers. We thought their whole collection was very strong, but particularly liked their Mollis easy chair and the Haijk bowls.
Stick by Jonas Lindvall for Skandiform proved that beautifully crafted wood furniture still had a place in a fair dominated by block colour metal finishes.
In the student fair Greenhouse, Måns Salomonsen’s Cocoon on the Steneby stand stood out. Combining decoration with practical storage, the clay body absorbs water from the fruit and vegetables, later evaporating to cool its shell.
Other clever use of material could be found in the designs of Matilda Ringner, with her table Nomad, a twist on the trestle leg, and Shake It a multi-function rubber mat.