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Methodkit App Developer PDF

December 13, 2013

MethodKit , one of our most progressive contributors, has a record of releasing lots of great little freebies for designers and thinkers in addition to its very clever MethodKits. This week it's giving away a free workpath for better App designs....

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Christmas Glow

December 09, 2013 Tags: Pick of the Day

Olof Nauclér's Christmas Glow is just about the perfect pick of the day for this time of year. Made from Swedish cardboard, it's lightweight and therefore easy to transport while its light source is LED. Nauclér believes the LEDs will easily last...

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Sarajevo Calling

December 03, 2013

Fancy a busman's holiday? Then read on. We've been contacted by SIPU in Stockholm, which is helping to organise a project called FIRMA (Fostering Interventions for Rapid Market Advancement) to help lift Bosnia and Herzegovina on the road to a more...

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Crowd by David Taylor

November 25, 2013 Tags: Pick of the Day, craft, updated profile

Craft genuis, David Taylor hails from Scotland and has been steadily carving himself a steadfast niche in Sweden's craft landscape ever since graduating from Konstfack in 1999. He travelled with Svensk Form's Swedish Love Stories to Milan in 2011...

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Slices by Märta Mattsson

November 22, 2013

Märta Mattsson is back with a profile update. And what an update. Her jewellery pieces are as innovative as it gets - this time electroforming beetles, layering plys of wood and exploring cutting techniques. The phrase, 'You wear it well' doesn't...

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Mista Future Fashion in Malmö

November 21, 2013

Next wednesday Form/Design Center in Malmö will be hosting a breakfast seminar on sustainable fashion and asking the question 'is it actually just a paradox?' Tina Mueller from Mistra Future Fashion will be leading the morning with a seminar on...

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Alice Rawsthorn in Stockholm

November 18, 2013

Last Friday we were at the Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm to listen to a seminar by the highly-regarded design critic, Alice Rawsthorn as she launched her latest book, Hello World in Sweden. Organised by Svensk Form, the seminar s...

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Sprout Table by Lena Louisa Meyer

November 12, 2013

Pick of the Day today is Lena Louisa Meyer's Sprout Table , combining modern design with traditional craft to create a meeting point for notions of green-thinking and the continued introduction of plants into our homes. The square pine surface of...

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Nest by Markus Johansson

November 11, 2013

We remember when we first clapped eyes on this Pick of the Day - Nest by Markus Johansson. It was in 2011 at the CheckIn: Unpacked exhibition during Stockholm Design Week. We actually had the priviledge to see Johansson set up Nest in front of our...

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Hoko by Ricardo Sa Freire - Pick of the Day

November 04, 2013 Tags: Pick of the Day

Hoko is functional and attractive. What's not to love about this clothes peg for the modern age. Stockholm-based designer, Ricardo Sa Freire  has quite the extensive portfolio. On his profile alone he shows industrial design covering technology,...

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Saturn by Rasmus Malbert, Pick of the Day

October 31, 2013 Tags: Pick of the Day

"We're used to seeing a lamp as a light source with a surrounding shading material," begins designer/lecturer Rasmus Malbert on Saturn , his atypical lighting concept. "When light emits from inside a shape, the material is seen in contrast to the...

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Day's Pick

October 29, 2013 Tags: Pick of the Day

We've decided to move Pick of the Day from our facebook page to it's rightful home. Right here. To kick things off we look at the glass series Svea by Objecthood . We've picked Ojecthood's tasteful glass series, Svea for today's pick. The series w...

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In Form

October 08, 2013

Our editor, Richard Prime has weaselled a few of SwedishDesign.org's contributors into the new issue of Form magazine . Asked to compile a selection of designers and companies working with alternative structures and processes in place the piece...

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MASKA in London

October 04, 2013

A representative of our contributor MASKA speaks about the recent Re Present Showroom exhibition in London last month during London's Fashion Week.  

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Stopping Inequality Through Good Design.

October 03, 2013

Our contributor Daniel Svahn of Daniel Svahn Studio has a great collaboration currently doing the rounds. He's linked up with glasses brand Vasuma to help raise awareness and funds against online hate and encourage positivity and respect online. ...

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Guest Editor, Giles Ellis

September 26, 2013

A special guest editor this time, Giles Ellis , owner and founder of Schofield Watches - one of the most lauded contentemporary watchmakers in the world today. Which means that his attention to detail and passion for quality is astonishingly high,...

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Snickeriet Delivers the Goods

September 24, 2013

Our contributor, Snickeriet appears in the new book from Dutch design publisher Frame. The book, entitled Goods / Interior Products from Sketch to Use , examines in detail the work that goes into 59 different pieces of design including Snickeriet'...

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Melonia Shoe Success

September 23, 2013

Souzan Youssouf's Melonia shoe was first shown in 2010, perhaps the first example of a shoe made using 3D SLS production methods. At the time it was a true example of the potential of this groundbreaking manufacturing technique when utilised by a...

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Swedish in London

September 19, 2013

Thankfully there will be a few SwedishDesign.org contributors and a plentiful supply of Swedes to keep visitors from tumbling into a pit of boredom as the four-month long London Design Festival begins its seven year stint sometime now. OK, a littl...

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People People on Monocle

September 18, 2013

The worst kept secret in Swedish innovation, and one of our most beloved contributors, People People will be talking to Monocle magazine today. It will actually be the founder of the firm, Martin Willers, who is one of the most engaging, passionat...

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London Design Festival

September 02, 2013

We know that there are a number of Swedes heading for London later this month, including the wonderful Ung Svensk Form at Designersblock . However we also know that London can be a nightmare to navigate for the uninitiated. With that in mind, here...

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End of the Looking Glass?

August 27, 2013

Tomorrow at Svensk Form's Skeppsholmen base is DesignOnsdag (Design Wednesday) where guests, Åsa Jungnelius and Ingregerd Råman will be discussing the future of the Swedish glass industry; following the recent news that Orrefors will be ceasing...

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SwedishDesign.org's Rookies

August 14, 2013

This week our contributors, Anna Ekre and Restructional Clothing showed as part of Rookies 2013, organised by Sweden's 'fashion council', Svenska Moderådet. We think that all the nominees deserve equal praise of course but cannot help but be a...

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Summer Press

July 11, 2013

We will soon be on our holidays here at SwedishDesign.org but that's not to say we'll be neglecting the site. Far from it because, as we've mentioned on our facebook page , now is the time in which all editors are at a shortage of good material. T...

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Utmärkt Svensk Form 1985 - new film up

June 26, 2013

Our classic film collection continues to grow with the latest of the Utmärkt Svensk Form years; 1985 . It's interesting to note that nearly all imagery from the three films we have is still very much black and white. Also that in this, the latest...

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Sandell & iZettle

June 19, 2013

iZettle's card reader has broken many boundaries with its easy interface and simple credit card reader which was perfect for the iPhone 4, slotting neatly into its power slot. However, newer iPhones and iPads don't have that same style of dock, so...

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Boris Talks

June 17, 2013

This wednesday, Boris Vasic, editor of Form magazine , holds another of his Boris Talks at Svensk Form's Stockholm base on Skeppsholmen . The series is based around giving emerging designers, students and small companies advice and tips  on how to...

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Get 'em while they're ung

June 14, 2013

IKEA has, arguably, one of the most cunning marketing teams in design. The company name figuring among the most widely-used synonyms for design in the modern world. Obviously the business model is great and only a fool would deny the impact on our...

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Three to One, Two, Tree

June 13, 2013

This week the new show One Two Tree opens at Stockholm's Artipelag, the gallery space situated in the beautiful surroundings of Stockholm's archipelago. A number of our contributors are featured in this exhibition, which is curated by Staffan...

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Design of the Day

May 31, 2013

Over on our facebook page we're selecting lots of Contributions from the main site as our 'design of the day'. With so much great work here on the site it's actually a lot harder than it looks - yet it's not like we're complaining. Far from it -...

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Utmärkt Svensk Form 1983

May 29, 2013

Our work to gather together all of the Utmärkt Svensk Form years together continues. This time it's the first year, 1983, for your viewing pleasure . The sheer volume of work, and variety for that matter is extraordinary and a strong indication of...

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Guest Editor(s)

May 22, 2013

At the first sign of good weather, Svensk Form gathers its little team at a small summer house outside Stockholm to take stock, plan a little and give some attention to getting better acquainted. Sometimes that 'getting to know you' notion is...

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SwedishDesign.org at Röhsska

May 14, 2013

This thursday, the 16th of May we'll be at Röhsska Museum for a full day of seminars, discussions and a chance to build your SwedishDesign.org profile free! Join us from 12.00.

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Firm Up for Summer

May 07, 2013

http://vimeo.com/31018328 We hear a lot of talk from emerging designers how tough it can be to balance 'creating' with 'business' acumen. In fact, our editor himself (as a freelancer) is tasked with balancing the two elements, so we know from...

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Congratulations Staffan Holm

May 04, 2013

Our contributor, Staffan Holm is this year's winner of the Bruno Mathsson prize.. A very deserving winner, you can find out more about his work and see a documentary on his working process here on SwedishDesign.org. There are plenty of winners...

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Stockholm's

April 25, 2013

Solna Centrum's tube station was included this month in a selection of twelve international subway stations that 'transport you to another world'. The station, designed by Anders Aberg and Karl-Olov Björ was plucked from Stockholms network by ...

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More Awards for our Contributors

April 25, 2013

It's open season for our contributors and the turn of Daniel Svahn's Buddy Stool, which has been chosen as design of the day today by the Design and Design site. Congratulations Daniel, grand stuff. It's not got a link to his particular 'award' pa...

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Boris' Thoughts

April 23, 2013

Boris Vasić is the editor of Form magazine and our latest guest editor, his guest collection is one of our more cerebral offerings so far - setting design against a political context and raising in the process many valid and important questions....

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Bike Right

April 22, 2013

Tomorrow at Svensk Form's PechaKucha night (hosted by our Editor, Richard Prime), we'll be joined by another of Sweden's young cycle-related companies. With Spring kicking in big time, it's time to start reinflating tires and dusting off helmets a...

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The (Swedish) National Theatre

April 17, 2013

Noted in one British paper as being something akin to a 'traditional Swedish summerhouse', London's National Theatre will be spending the summer months this year in a new 'Shed' by Haworth Tompkins. The theatre's go-to Dorfman space, is undergoing...

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Best in Show

April 15, 2013

We've spent the past week in Milan for the design festival 2013, a great week for some of our contributors who made the trip out to join many other Swedish designers. We're working on a facebook album of images from our trip but for now, to whet...

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Fresh Meat

April 05, 2013

For those of you in Gothenburg today or over the weekend, be sure to stop off at Fresh Fish , the annual fashion exhibition featuring many exciting emerging brands and designers plus our very own contributor Mike Årsjö . It's growing into a...

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Happy Birthday Mobile Phone

April 04, 2013

Today marks the 40th birthday of the mobile phone. Remember when they first came out and people worried repeated use would give everyone brain damage? Or does that mark us as old. Regardless, Sweden has a long telecommunication history stretching...

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Swedish Design Goes Milan Preview

April 02, 2013

Swedish Design Goes Milan is an initiative which Svensk Form began in 2009, taking a group of Swedish designers and companies to the city's famous Milan Design Festvial and to Superstudio Piú. Since its debut, the collective exhibition has quickly...

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Peaking into Milan

March 27, 2013

This week the Summit podcast talk to Johanna Sjögren Duthy about the group show Malmö by Proxy , showing in Zona Lambrate (which is not really new so we're not sure why people are calling it such). The exhibition features a host of Malmönians like...

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Swedish Design in Milan 2013

March 26, 2013 Tags: Milan 2013 YoungSwedishDesign Salone Satellite.

Markus Johansson's come a long way from his intricate Nest chair which got its first proper outing at Check In back in 2011 during the Stockholm Design Week of the same year. The young designer then followed Svensk Form to Swedish Design Goes Mila...

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Designersblock 2013

March 25, 2013

Earlier we mentioned a very special arrangement we'd made with Designersblock, a special offer to show your work at this year's show in Milan's off-site mecca Zona Tortona. A couple of Swedish brands from SwedishDesign.org dropped us a line and wi...

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New Guest Editor - Stylus' Claire Walsh

March 20, 2013 Tags: Claire Walsh, guest editor, Stylus, Stylus trends, Swedish Design

We're delighted and proud to welcome Stylus' Claire Walsh to SwedishDesign.org as the new Guest Editor. "My selection encompasses the clean lines and unfussy silhouettes that Scandinavian design is famed for, but bucks the trend by including a few...

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Designersblock & SwedishDesign.org

March 05, 2013

We posted on facebook recently that we'd have some news regarding Milan and a special offer for contributors wanting to get space at Designersblock this April. We've been chums with Rory, Piers and Bud from Designersblock for many years now and ha...

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I'm With SwedishDesign.org

March 05, 2013

We've realised that some of our contributors might want to show their allegiance to SwedishDesign and help people find their profile. So we made a little button that you're very welcome to use on your own site, press releases... Just copy the imag...

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New T on the Book

February 25, 2013

Our favourite cycle-related contributor, Bookman released a new T-shirt today, designed specifically for the cyclist. It's got a heap of great design features suited for the modern cyclist, like a front pocket which keeps its contents in check eve...

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Guest Editor Sioban Imms

February 19, 2013

Sioban Imms is Materials editor at WGSN, the world's foremost trend resource. Based in London, Imms has a background in design where her colourful collections regularly incorporated heightened elements of sustainable thinking. She's a regular on t...

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Plus Ett With Love

February 14, 2013

The Levels lamp by Swedish firm, Form Us With Love is the latest in a long line of products, furniture and items to win Form Magazine's +1 Award . The award is give to what the previous winner sees as the best new piece of design at Stockholm's...

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Design Festival Special Guest

February 05, 2013

As it's the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair this week we invited our friend, David Carlson, founder of the David Report, founder of David Design and co-founder of the world-renowned knowledge sharing resource, Designboost to make a guest selectio...

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Guest Editor Roseanna Roberts

January 30, 2013

Canadian-born colour and trend forecaster, Roseanna Roberts is our next guest editor. She's gone for a more instantaneous approach to selecting the contributions for her collection . Roberts has been involved in the super-advanced world of trend...

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Our Ninna

January 28, 2013

Our own Ninna Berger is scooping lots of great press at the moment thanks to her inclusion in the shortlist of this year's Rookies. Nöjesguiden ran an interview with the designer over the weekend. It's in Swedish but pop the link in google transla...

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Guest Editor Johanna Björk

January 21, 2013

Welcome to our first Guest Editor, Johanna Björk - who we first met in New York during the Design Boost at Parsons. A designer by trade, Björk has always harboured a passion for storytelling and style. Her work lies at the dynamic intersection of...

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Ung Svensk Form 2013

January 12, 2013

Ung Svensk Form is one of the most interesting Swedish exhibitions, a selection of the most engaging young design talent from across the country whose inclusion into the group show has been throug a long process of consideration from a star-studde...

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Pocket Money

January 11, 2013

If you're under 29 and thinking of studying abroad then there's a few weeks left in which to apply for the Johan Andersson scholarship - all 20,000sek of it. Apply to Svensk Form now, who have more details on how to apply, what's expected of you a...

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Whatever next?

January 07, 2013

Next week a number of interesting actors from the Swedish design scene are pulled together by Messe Frankfurt , one of Europe's biggest exhibition organisers, for a day of discussions centering around the question 'What comes next?'. The event,...

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Keeping you up to date with the goings-on in Sweden's creative landscape.