Pavilion with twelve rooms

Förstberg Ling was appointed Architect for the 2019 edition of the Swedish Design Pavilion at London Design Fair through a national open call run by Form/Design Center in partnership with Architects Sweden.

Modular and reusable Design Pavilion

“The design for the 2019 Swedish Pavilion is a temple-like structure made from pine wood. The oversized pillars and beams form an arcade of twelve rooms, of equal size, around a central atrium. With the square pillars set diagonally, perspectives and routes emerge, inviting visitors to find their own path. The pavilion stands firmly on the floor which minimises the thresholds to enter, blurs the boundary, and enables people to meander in and out of the pavilion.

To ensure the pavilion can be reused – a key prerequisite for the design – the entire structure is modular, with pre-assembled flat-pack panels. It can be assembled, dismantled, and erected again; a temporary monument when needed”, explains Björn Förstberg and Mikael Ling, architects  Förstberg Ling.

About Förstberg Ling

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

The Swedish Design Pavilion at the London Design Fair

Between 19–22 September, Form/Design Center presented the Swedish Design Pavilion at the London Design Fair for the third time, showcasing 12 southern Swedish design companies. The pavilion serves as a common platform where each exhibitor is highlighted individually while also strengthening each other.

The pavilion was made possible with the generous support of Swedish Wood.