“Scandinavia” is almost synonymous with “design,” and so Stockholm Design Week is an important date on the agenda for anyone interested in architecture and the traditional minimalism of north European design style. This annual appointment attracts about 40,000 visitors from 60 countries. The largest event is the Stockholm Light & Furniture Fair held at Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö, but, just as for Milan’s Fuorisalone, events in Stockholm take place all over the city, in galleries, design showrooms, museums and cultural institutions. There are over 200 events taking place from 4 to 10 February 2019.
The Stockholm Light & Furniture Fair presents over 700 companies and their latest Scandinavian design products. It is reserved for specialists, but it opens to the public on Saturday 9 February, 10am-5pm (tickets cost SEK 120). The Greenhouse section is particularly popular, focusing on up-and-coming designers, mostly design school students who can present their prototypes to potential producers and customers. The programme also includes Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks, a forum designed to promote discussion within the field, with about 100 speakers debating 40 different subjects. Book your ticket at this website.
Italian design at Stockholm Design Week
The collateral events include “Relational” at Italienska Kulturinstitutet, the Italian Cultural Institute, a building designed by Gio Ponti and given a fascinating luminosity by night, clad in a net of electroluminescent cables. The art installation Relational was designed by Italian duo Bianco & Valente. This event is at Gärdesgatan 14, Stockholm, with a finisssage cocktail at 6pm on 8 February.
Boggi Milano in Stockholm
The Boggi Milano store in Stockholm is at this address:
Stockholm 114 46
Tel. +46 8 450 99 38
Open Monday-Friday 10am-6.30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday midday-5pm.