The Stockholm Furniture Fair just turned 60 years old this past February, and on top of being Sweden’s oldest fair event, it’s also it’s largest. It is known for presenting the best and the latest in Nordic design. Trends in natural woods, playful color and sustainable materials were apparent throughout.
These trends in material and color are consistent with emerging looks throughout the design world, but more specific to the Stockholm Furniture Fair was a detectable "linear" emphasis which at times was stark and contemporary, and at others full of whimsy and play. We thought we'd highlight their beautiful perspective on one of our favorite design elements.
“A line can be thought of as points so close together that they lose their individual identity and form a new entity.”
- Visual Literacy, Design Elements
In celebration of their 60 year anniversary, the show offered an exhibit of some Scandinavian classics, but also offered a special showcase called “The Greenhouse” that offered a chance for emerging designers and design schools to exhibit their work and establish contacts with industry insiders.
"The harmony of the world is made manifest in form and number, and the heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty."
- Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden (February 7-11 2012)
Alan Pepin / Creative Director
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