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As you can see, Milan Design Agenda is moving fast through international fairs. In Janury, Milan Design Agenda travelled to IMM Cologne and last week to Maison et Objet Paris. Now, February starts with Stockholm Furniture & Lighting Fair, synonymous of “the world’s best meeting place for Scandinavian Furniture and lighting design” in Stockholm. With this trade fair, the entire city buzzes with around 60 events, installations and parties.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the world’s largest meeting place for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design. The trade fair attracts around 40,000 visitors, and around 6,000 international purchasers, architects, designers and journalists arrive in Stockholm from more than 60 countries.
Milan Design Agenda wants to congratulate one of the “Italian” DNA exhibitors, GamFratesi-guest of honour 2014- a danish studio that embodies the Italian design. The Danish design tradition of attention to detail and minimalism is blended with quirkiness and the desire to tell a story. Contrasts frequently act as the key to GamFratesi’s inspiration, with their design flowing from everyday situations in their native cultures, and an authentic fusion of technology, poetry and tradition.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair fills Stockholmsmässan’s offers a multiple inspirational exhibitions and an extensive program of seminars. This year the program is more extensive than ever before with the introduction of, among other things, Stockholm Design Talks– a new forum for knowledge and discussions about furniture and interior design. Another addition is the new design area, Twelve, where 12 designers display designs that are typical of their style and philosophy.
The trade fair publishes “The Official Guide to Stockholm Design Week”, which is also available as an app and a website, www.stockholmdesignweek.com, that lists all of the week’s events as well as tips to Stockholm’s best shopping, restaurants and bars. The app is available for download from the App Store or Android Market.
Official hashtags to use and follow are #2014sff and #2014sdw.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair will be held February 4-8, 2014, at Stockholmsmässan.
The fair is only open to industry visitors February 4-7. The general public is also welcome on Saturday, February 8.