This year I was lucky enough to attend the Stockholm Furniture Fair. For those of you who haven’t been, it’s an exhibition of the latest collections from some of the most well-renowned, up-and-coming and independent Nordic designers. At this year’s fair there was an absolute wealth of talent, but here are the five that really stood out from the crowd and did something a little bit different.
I can’t tell what I like more about this chair, its immense practicality seeing as it folds up into a small rectangle, or, its felt/wool lining. Although it is not pictured above, the version of this chair displayed at the Furniture Fair had an amazing soft lining on the seat and back, which added both a sense of comfort and style to what is a very clean, functional chair.
These lounges are really something special; they are ridiculously comfortable while also being truly visually unique. The chairs were designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for Offecct and are based on the concept of icebergs filled with air. When you see these chairs you can really see this influence as they are so balanced in their asymmetry.
Two home wares items that stood out to me were the POV wall candle holder and the Steel Stand Clocks displayed by Danish brand Menu. I love how the POV turns candles into a piece of interactive wall art. They look particularly good when clustered together and come in a range of colours including metallic gold and copper so they can really suit any room. Meanwhile, the powder coated Steel Stand Clocks are brilliant in their simplicity. Even when you are in a room full of some of the best international design, your eye is drawn to these pastel little clocks, and that is something remarkable.
I love everything about this chair designed by Jasper Morrison & Wataru Kumano. It has sleek and simple lines while the leather makes it warm and comforting. Also, the particular nude colour that has been used for the leather is the exact right shade making the chair a perfect addition to the modern home.
I seriously enjoyed everything Frama exhibited at the Furniture Fair. From trestles to stoneware to elegant shelves with delicate detail, everything from Copenhagen brand Frama was eye catching, unique and clearly aimed at the next generation of design lovers.