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stockholm design fair: the big kids

by Amy Azzarito

And today (Happy Friday!) brings me to my final day of reflection on the Stockholm Design Fair. It was such an amazing experience  to see so much talent in one place. I’ve spent most of this week focusing on student and indie design (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), but the big kids were out in full force, too — everyone from Marimekko to Design House Stockholm — with their newest additions to their product lines. So many fun goodies — good thing I didn’t have any room in my suitcase; there were a few things that I just might have tried to smuggle out of there!  — Amy A.

Image above: Storage products from Maze Interior AB — Sir Hanger and Kubo White

Image above: Modern housing for even the tiniest members of the family — Archiquarium by Karl Oskar

Image above: Blockshelf from Green Furniture

Image above: Growing plants in furniture was a huge trend at the fair. This table and benches are from Furnibloom.

CLICK HERE for more from the big kids at the Stockholm Design Fair

Image above: Fixture in the Hello! booth designed by Uglycute (I don’t have a source for the designer of the fixture; if anyone knows, let me know and I’ll update.)

Image above: Design House Stockholm brought all of their newest products to the fair. My two favorites were the Björk collection of rugs and ottomans and the Timo glass, which has an outer spiral-shaped layer of silicone so that you can use it for hot drinks, too.

Image above: Love these puff ball rugs from Hay rugs

Image above: Flower lamps from the Konthantverkscentrum booth

Image above: Birch hanging lights by Nicolette Brunklaus

Image above: Love this pattern from Marimekko

Image above: Success Lamp by Sofie Gillstedt

Image above: The amazing designer Katrin Greilling created the Design Bar at the Fair — after a full day of trekking around, those lounge chairs looked pretty appealing! (Kartrin even created leather scarves for the staff — I was a little obsessed with them in a cowgirl fantasy kind of way — they’ll be for sale on her site soon.)

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