The best of Scandinavia, from this week's Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, include colourful pendant lamps, folding tables and new twists on classic wooden chairs. A few days ago we posted our to-do list for the fair - and now that we're back, here are the products that stood out from the crowd.
1. Vinge by Note Design Studio for Örsjö Belysning
This was only one of 11 great products by Stockholm-based Note - definitely a studio to watch. The Vinge lamp allows the dimming function to be controlled by moving a small 'wing' 180 degrees around the base.
2. Dezibel sound absorbers by Note Design Studio for ZilenZio
This series of thick screens is used in public spaces to limit noise, especially human speech. The screens were presented in a range of cheerful colours and shapes.
3. Copenhagen chair by the Bouroullecs for Hay
Originally designed for the University of Copenhagen and made by Hay, this classic, understated chair by the Bouroullec brothers was a stand out.
4. W131 by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Wästberg
A series of aluminium pendant lamps by the classic Swedish designers proves an example of simple, useful design.
5. Daikanyama by Thomas Bernstrand for Zero Lighting
The inspiration for this painted aluminium lamp was the neighbourhood in Tokyo of the same name.
6. Dent chair by Studio o4i for Bla Station
While the end result may not be too bautiful, the studio deserves respect for this technically difficult feat - the seat of the chair is constructed from carefully creased wood.
7. Form Us With Love Exhibition
The Stockholm studio produced an exhibition space full of interesting products that cooperate well with the space and each other. The above photo shows the Hood Pendant Lamp for ateljé Lyktan.
Photo by Johannes Lindstöm.
8. Homework by Tomas Kral for Super-ette
The aluminium and ash wood table leaves ample space for working while creating handy hold-alls for books and knick knacks in the built-in shelf.
9. Lucy table by A. Lervik for Johanson Design
This smart, sleek table features easily foldable red legs, for an adaptable office that doesn't compromise style.
10. Cape by Nendo for Offecct
This series of wooden chairs by Japanese star studio Nendo are modelled after a cape thrown over a chair. The studio was also the Guest of Honour at the fair.