As most of you interiorsy designy type folk would probably be aware, the world’s largest meeting place for Scandinavian design –  and  – took place last week between February 7th and 11th. Even though I’ve never (yet!) had the pleasure of attending this event in person, I’ve always kept a reasonably close eye on the goings-on in the fine city of Stockholm, and Scandinavian design scene in general. Couple this with the fact that I’ve been teased and tantalised by countless press releases about some of the products released at the fair this year, I decided to share with you a little roundup of some of the things which caught my eye. Awww, aren’t I nice? I know, I know – it’s ok, stop saying it… I’m totally blushing now.

It is interesting to note that the vibrant colours and colour blocking seen in Milan last year are still very relevant in the world of furniture and product design, and I suspect we will continue to see this trend filtering through the mainstream for quite some time. Super duper I say, as delicious colours are “a few of my favourite things”.

So without further ado, I present you with the following little gems:

W103s collection by Inga Sempé for Wästberg.


W103s collection of LED pendant lamps was designed by French designer  for Swedish lighting brand . Different combinations of colours and tones can be combined as separate pendants, arranged along a bar or coupled together on a hexagonal frame.

This could be slightly off topic, but I just need to say this – , I adore you. I really do. Your product is extremely and consistently shit-hot. I would happily own and specify every single one of your lights. Every single one. I cannot say this about many other lighting companies out there. That’s all.

Marginal Notes by Note Design Studio.

Marginal Notes collection of furniture was inspired by camping and field trips by Stockholm based . The collection was developed from doodles the team made in the margins of their sketchbooks over the year, which were revisited and worked through until they became physical objects. Such a great idea, no?

Keep storage system was inspired by cages for trapping specimens.

Settler bench resembles logs on a sawbuck.

Tuck seating was inspired by a hat.

Nour lamps is based on multi-colored origami polyhedra.

Les Poupées by Luca Nichetto.

Les Poupées (meaning ‘dolls’ in French) by  for French gallerist . This collection consists of a ceramic candle holders and glass vases beautifully combined into a single object.

Bidoun Sofa by Katrin Greiling.

I am really taken by the Bidoun Sofa series by the super talented . Inspired by middle eastern textiles and old mattress pads suited to nomadic lifestyle, Katrin built a series of interchangeable building blocks which create beautiful h sofas when layered. The sofas were designed to retain their portable nature and can be easily disassembled. Extreme love!

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson.

Hoof by  is a collection of tables with legs that are sharpened like pencils. Created for Danish brand , the collection is named after the way horses hoofs are trimmed before they are shod. Awesomeness!

Spin Stool and Drum Bowl Table from Swedese.

Spin stool became “higher, happier and more upholstered than ever” in the hands of Swedish designer  for Swedish furniture brand . Following the successful launch of the same stool last year, more additions were launched including these fabulous five graphic colours.

Drum bowl tables by Berlin born designer  for . The bowl, which is detachable, is made in solid ash wood. This is such a beautiful, timeless and elegant piece of furniture.

Bento by .

Bento is an inaugural collection by Swedish studio  for a brand new design brand  which just launched during . This collection consists of a chair and three tables with wide bent-wood legs.


 also presented five new projects at the  during the design week. The work on show included their Bento chair (above), pendant lamps for , dividers for Swedish brand , a lamp for Swedish firm  and vases for Spanish company Cosentino Silestone.

If you are one of the thousands of lucky buggers who attended Stockholm Design Week this, I’d love to hear your impressions and some of the things you saw and loved at the fair. So please – do share!


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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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    Loving all the brilliant color! Particularly like the Spin stools, and the Form Us With Love pendant lights…but honestly, amazing round-up. I adore every item you featured!

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    Love ‘Les Poupées’ by Luca Nichetto!
    Don’t think I would use them as candleholders and vases though. They’re way too pretty when stacked together.

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    I have been blown away by the representation at Stockholm this year. I’ve trawled all the albums I can find on and online and it’s really a terrific showing of emerging and established brands… Milan who? ;-)


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