London Design Fair 2019

This September Form/Design Center will be organising the Swedish design pavilion at the London Design Fair for the third time. We invite southern Swedish design agencies based in Skåne, Halland, Småland and Blekinge to participate as exhibitors.

With a central location on the entrance level of the London Design Fair and a stand area of a full 150 m2, the Swedish design pavilion gives participants access to more than 29,000 professional attendees during the London Design Festival, including architects, interior designers, retailers, agents and journalists.

The stand comprises several exhibition spaces where products will be displayed, including a shared lounge area where business meetings can be held.

The Swedish design pavilion is being organised in partnership with Svenskt Trä, Business Sweden, Region Skåne, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Architects Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in London. As a new strategic partner, Business Sweden will offer free individual business advice based on the needs of the participating companies. EEN will contribute matchmaking services with relevant counterparties in the UK.

Exhibition architect/curator

Form/Design Center and Architects Sweden have appointed Förstberg Ling as exhibition architects/curators for the Swedish Design Pavilion at London Design Fair 2019!

Förstberg Ling is an office for architecture and design established in 2015 and based in Malmö, Sweden. From buildings to interiors and furniture, the studio focuses on detailing and materiality.

Björn Förstberg and Mikael Ling first met at the architecture school in Lund, Sweden, from which they graduated in 2009/2010 after spending a year at the College of Art in Edinburgh.

Their project House for Mother was shortlisted for the Private House Award in 2016 by Architects Sweden and won the Plåtpriset Award in 2017. Förstberg Ling was one of twenty practices chosen by Wallpaper magazine for the Architects’ Directory 2017.

Exhibitors

Nola

For almost 40 years, Nola has developed and honed ideas, products and visions for urban spaces. We collaborates with Sweden’s leading designers and architects from concept to manufacture, with sustainable production taking place exclusively in Sweden.

Nola stands for quality, aesthetic and sustainable design over time. We make urban environments a little bit more beautiful, and a whole lot easier to live in.

 

Balzar Beskow

Baltzar Beskow are a family owned furniture manufacturer making Scandinavian designed furniture for the contract market. We have been around since 1957. We work with talented independent designers.

We showed new designs from Tim Alpen and the design duo Thau & Kallio at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February this year. The style is functional and scaled down as you would expect.

 

Mizetto

At Mizetto we are focused on combining functionallity with design. We develop products in collaboration with architects and designers mainly for the office-environment.

Mizetto has over the years won international recognition and both our Arkityp wastbin and Cottage storage system won German Design Award prices for 2019.

 

Konsthantverk Tyringe

Konsthantverk Tyringe have been manufacturing lamps for nearly one hundred years. Not assembling them – genuinely manufacturing them: milled, drilled, formed and finished.

For several years, we’ve also been operating our own glassworks in Smålandfor manufacturing our lamp glass. Just as it sounds, a lamp made by us is a true handicraft.

 

Kristina Stark

Kristina Stark is a Swedish designer holding a Master of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design from Konstfack – the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. She also studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

For many years Kristina Stark has been working with domestic design, creating products and accessories for the home, the kitchen and the table for many clients in Sweden and abroad.

 

A2

A2 is a young Swedish brand established in 2008 by the design company A2 designers.

Our collection of furniture and interior details is contemporary with aheritage of the Scandinavian tradition. At the same time we are happy when we can surprise with interesting combinations of design, fine details, functionality and carefully chosen materials.

 

Scandinavia Form

Scandinavia Form started out with curiosity and ambition to experiment with Scandinavian design in a new context, pushing the barriers for something new.

At the Formex exhibition in Stockholm year 2014 Consilium was nominated for the Design award, Formidable. Shortly after, a special edition was designed in collaboration with the Modern Museum for art in Stockholm. The second vase, Glasilium was launched the year after. With its cork and copper tubes the collection of vases created a new way of displaying any plant reminiscent of how it grow naturally in nature.

 

Ifö Electric

Ifö Electric is well renowned for their porcelain production
in the south of Sweden. The company history started in the beginning of the 1900s next to the island Ivö, where the Kaolin clay was excavated. The company has played an important role in the Swedish industrial history with its production of insulators, fuse links connection boxes, and durable porcelain luminaries.

The lighting fixtures have become Scandinavian classics and can be found in many homes and institutions. Designs by Sigvard Bernadotte in the 60 ́s, Knud Holscher in the 80 ́s and Duoform in the 00 ́s – are still in use and still in production.

 

Nordgröna

With handpicked Reindeer Moss from the forest and mountain areas of Northern Scandinavia, Nordgröna creates inspiring and functional products for public and office environments.

The Reindeer Moss retains its colours, is fire-proof, absorbs & releases humidity to remain soft, and is maintenance-free. All products are handmade, natural and made in Sweden.

 

Aveva Design

Aveva do what we love as long as we love it. That’s how it started in 2011 and that’s what keeps us going. We love colors, materials, functions, harmony and aesthetics. But most important, we love the human ability to create beautiful objects. We challenge traditional and natural materials, love color, long living object, craftsmanship and quality.

 

Matilda Ekström Studio

The ambition of Matilda Ekström Studio is to create textiles that are eclectic, bold and brave. Playing with color, material, shapes and rhythm, investigating how they relates to each other. Always sensitive and careful giving the unexpected great focus, often in abstraction with a strong sense of composition.

 

Mutant

Mutant’s products take form at the intersection of toy and decoration. Mutant strives to create products that will appeal to adults and children alike and last through the generations. Shape, quality, and choice of materials and paramount.

Tactile sensation plays a big part in the experience. All of its products are certified as toys and produced in Sweden using organic cotton, textile waste materials and reindeer skins from North of Sweden.

 

For more information please contact Terese Alstin, terese@formdesigncenter.com