Design Week occupies Stockholm week 6

By on January 22, 2018

The Stockholm Design Week and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair combination means that Week 6 is now a calendar booking with buyers, architects, designers and journalists from around the world. With the trade fair as a hub, the whole city is celebrating a 200 event, installations and parties. This year’s Design Week also presents a unique lighting installation in Kungsträdgården.

The first design week was completed in 2002 and has grown to include more than 200 design-related events held at various locations around the city. Most of the exhibitions are open to everyone.

– Our ambition is that Stockholm should be the obvious display window for Scandinavian design. For us it is important that our visitors get such a positive overall experience of the week as possible. The design week serves as an industry-leading meeting place also outside the Stockholm Fair Hall. In cooperation with Stockholm City and the industry, we are working to further develop the week. Among other things, by broadening the design content of Design Week to include fashion, food and architecture. At the same time, I hope that all design enthusiasts will come to the fair to see the latest in design on Saturday when we are open to everyone, says Cecilia Nyberg, Project Manager for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week.

Here is an selection of exhibitions that can be seen by everyone:

The Light House, 5-11 Feb.


Stockholm Design Week presents a separate design project with an installation in Kungsträdgården this year. In collaboration with Philips, the Swedish design group Ames Studio has developed a light experience that also serves as a platform for informing and inspiring. By combining light design and information media, they have created an interactive space in a 360-degree perspective. This initiative of Stockholm Design Week is one of several future design installations in town.

Smultron place, 5-11 feb

Jussi Pavilion (formerly Gallery So), Kungsträdgården

In 2018, Ingmar Bergman should have completed 100 years. That is noticed by graduates from the college program Product Development with furniture design at Träcentrum and Tekniska Högskolan i Jönköping, which interpreted Bergman’s life work in seven unique objects. In collaboration with the film region Stockholm Mälardalen, it is in the evening film screening of the films that inspired the students. The exhibition is an extension of the school’s booth in the Greenhouse at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

Möbeldesignmuseum, 5-11 feb

Magazine 6, Frihamnen

The architects Kersti Sandin Bülow and Lars Bülow open the doors to their private collection of designer furniture during the Stockholm Design Week. The collection in Möbeldesignmuseum consists of more than 700 items, created by prominent Nordic and international designers.

Young Swedish Form, February 8 – March 18th

ArkDes, Skeppsholmen

The exhibition Young Swedish Form shows 20 contributions in product design, textile, fashion, handicrafts and furniture design. Free entrance.

The guide “The Official Guide to Stockholm Design Week”, also available as app and website, presents the whole week’s event together with tips on Stockholm’s best shopping venues, restaurants and bars.

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair takes place 6-10 February 2018 at the Stockholm Fair.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm