After exploring the fairgrounds, 80 percent of which are dominated by Scandinavian design, Design Build Ideas highlights the best on-the-rise talents from Stockholm Design Week, the best emerging Scandinavian designers, from Sweden and the surrounding countries. Check them out!
Katja Beckman uses her weaving skills to make both tapestries and avant-garde fashion designs. She supplemented her studies in Kyoto, where she focused on Japanese-style textile work.
Weng Cho Ray
Weng Cho Ray uses her graphic design background to create bold textiles that she block prints by hand. The self-taught artist collaborates frequently with other artists and designers.
A founding member of Danish design collective Holdbar, Nikolai Kotlarczyk showcased a series of oxidized brass mirrors called Barocche (Baroque) at this year’s Greenhouse. Inspired by the Catholic ritual of confession, their shapes are informed by the floor plans of Catholic churches.
Like many Swedish designers, Lies-Marie Hoffman places a strong emphasis on sustainable design. She created sculptural stools from Stockholm’s felled park trees.
Denmark-based Alberto Bellamoli went back to his hometown of Verona, Italy, to learn more about a material he grew up around: terrazzo. While the items in his Collecta series are made in the traditional method, from discarded marble and concrete.
The Swedish design trio HAHA unveiled its first lighting collection in the Greenhouse section of the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. The series plays with different finishes on metal, such as sandblasting, anodizing, and oxidizing.
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Source: Architectural Digest