The String Shelf was designed in 1949 by the architect Nils Strinning. In almost 70 years, String has been transformed from a groundbreaking idea to one of the most beloved Scandinavian design classics. The parts are available in a variety of colors and materials. Therefore, a String can always be rebuilt, renewed and changed.Visit website.
Established in 1998 by Eva Hjertberg, Klong was founded with the vision of creating unique design collections, where each and every product would have the opportunity to become a future classic. Klong aims to created products with a beautiful design that brings something unexpected and lasting. Klongs products consists of furniture, lighting and interior accessories created by some of the most well-known designers in Sweden.Visit website.
Kvadrat has been a leader the field of textile design and innovation since 1968. Continuously pushing the aesthetic, technological and functional properties of textiles, Kvadrat produces versatile collections that reflect a commitment to colour, simplicity and innovation. Kvadrat works with some of the best and most creative talents in exploring the use of textiles – creating high-quality textiles and textile-related products for architects, designers and private consumers.Visit website.
Founded in 1989 by the Feltrin family in Italy, Arper started as a small family company and is now a leading design brand, producing furniture for offices, homes and the contract sector worldwide. Arper continuously works with sustainability in mind, from the selection of materials and production to transportation and use. Product design is carefully carried out in collaboration with a number of designers, with whom Arper has established long lasting relationships, leading to the creation of multiple collections such as the many different Catifa chairs designed by Lievore Altherr Molina. Visit website.
Carl Hansen & Son
Carl Hansen & Søn was founded in 1908 by Carl Hansen in Odense in Denmark. Today, this family owned design brand is under the leadership of Carl Hansen’s grandson Knud Erik Hansen. Their values are still built on high-quality materials and outstanding craftsmanship based on wooden furniture, which is designed to last for generations. Since the beginning, Carl Hansen & Son have collaborated with world leading designers, such as Hans J Wegner, Tadao Ando and Thomas Bo Kastholm.Visit website.
Massproductions was founded in 2009 by the Swedish designer Magnus Elebäck and British designer Chris Martin. The both designers decided that together start their own furniture company when they worked as consultants for large brands in the furniture industry. Massproductions values sustainability and by controlling the entire production chain they can reduce the designer/producer relationship. Their products are created to last therefore sustainability is built into their core concepts.Visit website.
The leading Italian-based lightning company Foscarini was founded in 1981. Foscarini develops and produces not just lamps but pure emotions, in collaboration with many renowned designers from around the world. Foscarini explores an entire world of materials and solutions. Over 50 models, more than 20 different materials and more than 30 designers come together to form a collection of individual lamps, each with a unique story to address and with striking beauty.Visit website.
Farrow & Ball
Founded in Dorset, England by John Farrow & Richard Ball in 1946. With a distinctive palette of 132 different colours renowned for its their depth and complexity, Farrow & Ball use the same age-old methods as its founders to create the richly pigmented paint. The handcrafted wallpapers are made with Farrow & Balls own paint and use traditional block and through printing methods, creating a seamless connection between paint and paper.Visit website.
Vestre is one of the leading manufacturers of outdoor furniture for cities, parks and public spaces, and has been creating social meeting spots for people for over 70 years. Vestre collaborates with many well-known Scandinavian designers and has received multiple accolades for its designs. All of Vestre’s products are produced in Sweden and Norway, using quality materials. Visit website.
Buster + Punch
London-born Buster + Punch was founded in 2013 by Massimo Buster Minale. In the East London garage where it all started, everything from lighting to custom motorcycles was designed, and today Buster + Punch continues to make interior design products with their own unique style. Visit website.
Founded in Omegna on Lake Orta by Giovanni Alessi in 1921, Alessi has produced thousands of products over the decades, many of which have become icons of contemporary design. The Alessi universe is made up of more than three hundred designers from all over the world and includes different categories of typical products for the home – tableware, kitchen accessories, cooking utensils, small domestic appliances, furnishing accessories, lighting – as well as personal products. Visit website.
MUJI was founded in 1980. Its origin was a thorough rationalization of the manufacturing process with an eye to creating simple, low-cost, good quality products. MUJI’s products, born from an extremely rational manufacturing process, are succinct, but they are not in the minimalist style. That is, they are like empty vessels. Simplicity and emptiness yield the ultimate universality, embracing the feelings and thoughts of all people Visit website.
Offecct is a Swedish company founded in 1990 in the town of Tibro in Sweden. Together with designers and architects from around the world, Offecct develop furniture with sustainable, functional and attractive design for modern meeting places. Offect’s operations are built on genuine local craftmanship tradition which they combine with the latest technological advances.Visit website.
The Northern brand was born in the studios of Northern Lighting, where a team of creatives have been illuminating lives since 2005. Their collection includes furniture, lighting and accessories. Inspired by the pale beauty and rough-cut contrasts of the North, the Oslo-based brand is Nordic in spirit, yet global in style. They combine beauty with functionality, and prefer natural materials and genuine craftsmanship. Visit website.
The Stockholm-based design brand Hem was founded in 2014 and collaborates with leading designers from all over the world to create timeless and accessible design, available online. Hem cooperates with designers such as Nendo, Gam Fratesi, Staffan Holm, Form Us With Love and Arthur Arbesser. Visit website.
French design brand Petite Friture was founded in 2009 and collaborates with international and Scandinavian designers. Together they produce objects, lights and furniture that create a vibration. The result is elegant and accessible objects that tell a story in a simple and uninhibited manner.Visit website.
Design House Stockholm
Working with both established and up-and-coming designers, Design House Stockholm is a publishing house of Scandinavian design. Design House Stockholm gathers the very best of contemporary Scandinavian design of today, with timeless appeal and qualities that outlive temporary trends. Visit website.
Since 1889 Kasthall has designed and manufactured exclusive rugs and textile flooring at their own factory in Kinna, Sweden. Until today they have become one of the leading companies within their industry both in Sweden and worldwide. Kasthall continues to develop its product range, using solid design, a strong focus on durability, priceless craftsmanship and excellent quality. Visit website.
Fogia is a leading Swedish design company that collaborate with carefully selected Scandinavian designers such as Andreas Engesvik, Note Design Studio, Stefan Borselius and Carina Seth Andersson. For the past thirty years, Fogia has created handcrafted, well-thought-out furniture with a focus on design and quality materials. Visit website.
Design: Kristina Stark
The Swedish designer Kristina Stark has collaborated with several design brands in both Sweden and abroad for many years. In 2008 she established her own brand Design: Kristina Stark. Kristina Stark cooperates with carefully selected and skilled craftsmen where classic and timeless design is combined with function and quality. Visit website.
Lee Broom is one of the UK’s leading product & interior designers. Since 2007 he has released furniture and lighting products for his own label Lee Broom. On top of product design, Lee Broom also designs restaurants, bars and residential interiors. Visit website.
Since its establishment in 1852 in Köping, Sweden, Hästens has a rich history that stretches back over six generations. This premium global brand crafts beds made purely of natural materials, handcrafted in their own atelier by master craftsmen. Visit website.
Nobis Design Lunch
Design Lunch is a concept for the creative industries organized in collaboration with the leading design hotel Nobis Hotel. A number of key personalities in design, architecture, fashion and the arts are invited to meet informally over a lunch in order to build bridges between the creative areas. Previous guest of honour include the designers Lee Broom and Faye Toogood.
Smaller Objects – Claesson Koivisto Rune
Smaller Objects is a new design brand, established by the internationally acclaimed architects Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune. The Smaller Objects product range consists of useful design objects for the home, in materials such as wool, ceramics, wood and steel. The products are designed by CKR and other selected designers from all around the world. Visit website.
Form Us With Love
Form Us With Love is a Stockholm based design studio founded in 2005. Today they are known as the leading international design studio which collaborates with globally renowned design brands. Form Us With Love puts dialogue and relevance at its core, using strategic design to build and sustain brands of tomorrow. Visit website.
Italian Lema Mobili focuses on quality and customization, wisely merging innovation and tradition. In close collaboration with designers, great care is paid to each production phase. The result is iconic Italian design that combines technologies with outstanding craftsmanship skills, in a wide range of furniture. Visit website.
Planoform represents leading international premium design brands with focus on kitchen, storage and design items. Their portfolio of clients creates unique and tailormade solutions for private homes and public spaces. Visit website.
Bernadotte Art Awards
Bernadotte Art Awards was established in 1992 to mark the late Sigvard Bernadotte’s seventy-fifth birthday. Grants are awarded each year to young scholars in music, theatre, design and art. Visit website.
The history of Audi extends back to the 19th century. Audi is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles and is a partner of selected design-related events. Visit website.
Straight is the Stockholm-based design brand that stands for straight lines and simple function with an eye for exciting form and different solutions. Straight’s vision is to create design from everyday objects, including furniture and interior design. Visit website.