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Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019 – What’s in store for peak Scandinavian design?

(3 min read) Stockholm hosted the largest and most renowned furniture exhibition from Tuesday 5th February to Saturday 9th February 2019. The most important week of the year for Scandinavian design included contemporary Scandinavian design solutions combined with the more classic traditional. It is easy to say Scandinavia has always paved the way for fresh, no-nonsense, and absolutely stunning design solutions in all areas, so the fair was certainly appealing to those with an eye for slick design and the thoughtful use of space. 

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So… What’s on offer in 2019 at this huge design event?

This year’s Guest of Honour – Award-winning Chinese design and architecture office Neri & Hu.

Focusing less on furniture and design as the main focus, Neri & Hu offered an installation piece, as a commentary on the social issues in China. The rapidly disappearing traditional Chinese village acts as a slick and poignant symbol of China’s heritage. “The social issues concerning China’s culture and heritage greatly impact the traditional notion of community, family and cultural roots. Since many of our products revolve around and are inspired by perceptions of nostalgia, the home, the family and the individual’s relationship to others in a collective, we wanted to create an exhibition that represents and captures the essence of the traditional Chinese village” told us Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu.

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The installation is named The Unfolding Village and it is based on the narrow alleyways found in Chinese villages

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The Design Bar – Where restaurant meets contemporary design

It is a tradition for Stockholm Furniture Fair to offer a new, contemporary dining space with a top-class menu at their yearly exhibit. This is another chance to offer an insight into effective and relevant design, whilst creating a space for people to absorb the essence of the fair. This year’s design bar took inspiration from Scandinavian Atriums and Japanese Aesthetics and was designed by Andersen & Vall. “We want to create a peaceful oasis, a calm, quiet place where we can absorb all of the impressions ” says Torbjørn Anderssen och Espen Voll.

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Guest Exhibitor – Carl Malmsten

His furniture is known for contributing to the Swedish term: “folkhemmet”, or “people’s home” with his focus on the dedication of Swedish craftsmanship as opposed to mere functionality. He remains a true icon in furniture and home design. This exhibit honors Malmsten’s fresh inspiration, classically featuring more than 20,000 work sketches, photographs, and samples of textile, cozy chairs, contemporary mosaic design, tile tables, and wallpaper patterns, all of which are built true to the designer’s original sketches.

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Worthy Mentions

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Textile designer Margrethe Odgaard designs curtains that play with the perception of color and space for Danish brand Kvadrat.
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Design Studio presented the PodBooth, a mobile pod that can be rolled between locations.

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Backapp unveiled a saddle chair that can improve posture and reduce back pain.


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70 Comments

  1. Rue
    February 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    I’ve just moved into a new apartment and looking forward to furnishing it, even though im going to be doing it very very slowly hahah

  2. Stacie
    February 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    These pieces are absolutely amazing I would love to go to that fair and see everything in person.

  3. GiGi Eats
    February 27, 2019 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    I would LOVE to wander around this furniture fair! Seems so unique and I just love stuff like this!!

  4. Alicia
    February 27, 2019 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    This would be such a great fair to go to, to be able to see these in person! Such amazing pieces to choose from.

    • Christa
      February 28, 2019 at 10:23 pm — Reply

      This would be such an amazing event to attend! I love design and could spend hours looking at all the displays.

  5. Amber Myers
    February 27, 2019 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    Ooo I need to check out a furniture fair one day. I love all these choices. We need some new furniture.

  6. Jesusa Gilliam
    February 27, 2019 at 7:12 pm — Reply

    I would love to visit this furniture fair. Everything looks so nice and with a compact design. I love the Backapp unveiled a saddle chair.

  7. Michael
    February 27, 2019 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    Wow. Looks very neat. thank you for sharing as it is fresh for the eyes.

  8. Gavin
    February 27, 2019 at 9:52 pm — Reply

    Wow!! Scandinavian furturniture is so sleek looking. Looks like a great fair

  9. Kalyan Panja
    February 27, 2019 at 10:00 pm — Reply

    I have never heard about this fair. Looks like a nice place to be at.

  10. Rachel
    February 27, 2019 at 10:05 pm — Reply

    The mobile pod made me smile after I read the description. I thought it looked like an iphone. Nope, it is a mobile pod, not a mobile phone.

    • February 27, 2019 at 10:32 pm — Reply

      That is so funny! Yes it’s a mobile pod lol

  11. Shubh
    February 28, 2019 at 12:26 am — Reply

    I love items of furniture more than clothes. I even do interior type designs. The above furniture is cool. The Oasis does have a different new look.

  12. Maartje van Sandwijk
    February 28, 2019 at 3:58 am — Reply

    Scandinavian furniture is the best 🙂 Definitely keeping some of these pieces in mind when I move out this summer!

  13. Cristina Petrini
    February 28, 2019 at 4:45 am — Reply

    I’m a big fan of interior design and these exhibitions are always the way to feel part of the news. At the fair you are immersed in beauty and innovation.

  14. Cindy Ingalls
    February 28, 2019 at 5:02 am — Reply

    Scandinavian design has always been a source of inspiration for me. I love the clean lines and modernity of it. They always seem to be at the forefront of creativity.

  15. Sheri
    February 28, 2019 at 5:38 am — Reply

    I love the sleek and chic designs. I would love to attend this furniture fair and add nice touches to our home.

  16. ndaceeva269
    February 28, 2019 at 6:40 am — Reply

    It is interesting. Tell to me, please – where I can read about it?

  17. Hollie
    February 28, 2019 at 7:00 am — Reply

    Wow I love the design. The mobile pod is so intriguing to me. Some days I feel like I could use it to just get away from my family and do work while focusing.

  18. Surekha Busa
    February 28, 2019 at 7:03 am — Reply

    Wow, these are such an amazing furnitures, especially the Podbooth, it’s so cute. Love it, nice.

  19. Brianne
    February 28, 2019 at 8:52 am — Reply

    That is some beautifully designed furniture! What an eye for creativity and innovation. Very impressive!

  20. Heather
    February 28, 2019 at 9:40 am — Reply

    I definitely see some pieces that I would incorporate into our new home!

  21. Natalie
    February 28, 2019 at 10:02 am — Reply

    I love this style!!! So nice!

  22. Danielle
    February 28, 2019 at 10:53 am — Reply

    This furniture is so interesting and modern. I am not sure if it would fit into my home with my children but it would def look cool!

  23. Katie McNally
    February 28, 2019 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    There are so many pieces I would love to have in my house! I hope to make it to a show like this at some point!

  24. Jasmine Hewitt
    February 28, 2019 at 2:49 pm — Reply

    the saddlechairs are honestly my favorites here. They are super cute and i could really use them!

  25. John Mulindi
    February 28, 2019 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    Those furniture collections looks beautiful. The designs are attractive and unique!

  26. Yeah Lifestyle
    February 28, 2019 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    This looks like such a fantastic furniture fair. Plenty of fabulous designs to see – I do love the Scandinavian style.

  27. Katie McNally
    February 28, 2019 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    I would love to spend a day wandering through these exhibits! I love love love the mobile pod!!

  28. Heidi
    February 28, 2019 at 3:47 pm — Reply

    The Unfolding Village installation is really cool. I’d love to walk through it. I also need to try that saddle chair!

  29. Jacque Hooper
    February 28, 2019 at 4:18 pm — Reply

    I love home and garden shows and would love to go to a furniture fair! Love all the unique designs!

  30. Beth Pierce
    February 28, 2019 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    These are such artful and functional pieces! I love the little pod that is moveable!

  31. Erica ~ Erica Ever After
    February 28, 2019 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    These pieces are so cool! I love the art deco style.

  32. Joanna Clute
    February 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm — Reply

    I am loving all the designs I saw. Definitely something I wouldn’t mind in my home!

  33. kumamonjeng
    February 28, 2019 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    The PodBooth, a mobile pod that can be rolled between locations really amazed me. So modern and versatile

  34. Jessica Martin
    February 28, 2019 at 8:43 pm — Reply

    All of the furniture pieces look so amazing. I would love to go to a furniture fair and admire all of the new designs of furniture!

  35. myweethoughts
    February 28, 2019 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    Wow! That furniture looks really really nice! It’s so edgy too~!

  36. Sincerelymissj
    February 28, 2019 at 9:50 pm — Reply

    I love everything I see. I think i love how modern it is and the clean lines.

  37. Alexandra Cook
    February 28, 2019 at 9:53 pm — Reply

    Those were a beautiful furnitures. I just love how unique every deaigns.

  38. Preet
    February 28, 2019 at 9:54 pm — Reply

    I ak fascinted with furnitires and I just found those so amazing. Every details are perfectly made. And the design were truly amaizng.

  39. Kenneth Agudo
    March 1, 2019 at 2:37 am — Reply

    I am impressed by the details and design of this furnitures! Its surely a great place to purchase one. Love it!

  40. Dalene Ekirapa
    March 1, 2019 at 5:16 am — Reply

    The furniture looks all too luxurious I just love it. I would really do with such a bed! Anyway, I also can’t wait to attend a furniture exhibition that’s coming up in a few days.

  41. Kristine
    March 1, 2019 at 5:55 am — Reply

    wow, this is beautiful, I might visit the furniture fair next time they host it. I just LOVED every single piece.

  42. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo
    March 1, 2019 at 7:34 am — Reply

    These are all interesting pieces! Attending the furniture fair must have been a very exciting experience. 🙂

  43. Stephanie Parrell
    March 1, 2019 at 8:07 am — Reply

    I am in love with these beautiful open spaces and comfortable settings. It is very Scandinavian.

  44. Angie
    March 1, 2019 at 9:28 am — Reply

    The furniture and decor is all beautiful. Wish I could walk around in there!

  45. Brittany Vantrease
    March 1, 2019 at 10:49 am — Reply

    I like how the seating area had chairs that looked like large stones. I could imagine walking along a creek and using them to cross it.

  46. Hailey
    March 1, 2019 at 10:56 am — Reply

    All this furniture it so interesting. It’s not my personal style, but I love to see these kinds of things that pull me out of my design comfort zone.

  47. Richa
    March 1, 2019 at 12:16 pm — Reply

    For a full-time Travel Content Curator like me who keeps jabbing at the keypad all day long when not traveling, the saddle chair that improves posture and reduces back pain sounds awesome 😉

  48. Sandra
    March 1, 2019 at 1:40 pm — Reply

    Such neat and sleek designs from that fair. I wished I could have gone there and see them for myself!! I love the simplistic take on the contemporary designs.

  49. Ladonna Batiste
    March 1, 2019 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    This fair has some very unique pieces. I would love to venture around this fair or even attend a furniture fair. I looks like so much fun.

  50. Deola
    March 1, 2019 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    Wow. Very eye-catching and unique pieces. I especially like the saddle chair.

  51. Christiana Acha
    March 1, 2019 at 5:36 pm — Reply

    These designs are absolutely stunning! It’s so obvious that a lot of thought was put into creating these pieces. I would love to have some of these amazing funiture in my home.

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    • March 2, 2019 at 11:56 am — Reply

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  53. Swathi
    March 2, 2019 at 1:31 am — Reply

    These contemporary furniture looks really nice. We need to change entire furniture in the room to make it same.

  54. Kara
    March 2, 2019 at 3:46 am — Reply

    This looks like the perfect place to get inspiration for the home

  55. Corina
    March 2, 2019 at 6:22 am — Reply

    this fair is really amazing and so many ideas to a furnished house. thanks for sharing this.

  56. Courtney
    March 2, 2019 at 9:48 am — Reply

    Omg so many awesome furniture pieces!!! Makes me want to remodel my living room super bad!!!

  57. Lo
    March 2, 2019 at 10:42 pm — Reply

    It encourages me to revamp my house. Beautiful furniture.

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  59. mjmamaa
    March 3, 2019 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    wow these pieces are very nice. we are slowly but surely redesigning our home! i love looking at different styles to get ideas.

  60. Christopher Mitchell
    March 3, 2019 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    Interesting stuff! I expect no less I would suppose! Beautiful stuff in Sweden!

  61. Khushboo
    March 4, 2019 at 11:15 am — Reply

    The saddle chair that can improve posture and reduce back pain sounds perfect for my mom! I would love to get it for her 🙂

  62. Eloise
    March 4, 2019 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    the mobile pod looks pretty amazing!
    I see a lot of modern pieces in the fair… thanks for sharing!

  63. Miljana
    March 4, 2019 at 5:43 pm — Reply

    Loving the simplicity of Scandinavian design!

  64. Anosa
    March 5, 2019 at 6:18 am — Reply

    What beautiful pieces, so simple and modern. I am a big fan of Scandinavian furniture, I’d have loved to have visited this fair.

  65. Bindu Thomas
    March 6, 2019 at 2:54 am — Reply

    All these furniture looks great and amazing design. I would love to have this in my house. Thanks for sharing.

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