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16 Talents to Watch From This Year’s Stockholm Design Week

Stockholm was one of the few design fairs that slid in under the wire, early in 2020 before the world shut down. So it makes even more sense that the fair’s organizers decided to exercise prudence and call this year’s edition off. Greenhouse, the section of the fair that’s typically home to design schools and talents to watch, was presented digitally, while some of the schools — including Konstfack and Beckmans — banded together to show in town. And we’re lucky they did, as it made it that much easier to realize there was still a host of great new work debuting in something of a vacuum.

Below we’re introducing you to 16 of our favorite new Swedish talents including independent designer Jone Skarbovik, who debuted a clumsy-chic chair in waxed birch, and Bang Universe, whose cylindrical table legs are made from recycled cardboard. Konstfack’s interior architecture and furniture design program created work under the banner of a project called Dis-played, in which each project ‍played with the possibilities of craftsmanship and utility. And Beckmans students (above) launched the most ambitious project of all, Room Service, which paired final-year product design students with six of Sweden’s foremost furniture producers to create products that might work both at home and in the office, at a time when the boundary between the two has collapsed more than ever.

Jone Skarbövik

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Bang Universe

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Room Service by Beckmans College of Design

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EOS side table by Johanna Fosselius & Max Stjerna x DUX

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Etage by Elsa Frisén & Matilda Olsson Borg x Källemo

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Dag Daybed by Gustav Winsth & Teresa Lundmark x Gärsnäs

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Cael Laptop Table by Anna Rothlin & Emma Falkehed x Kinnarps

Dis-played by Konstfack

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Cumulonimbus by Julia Hager Jutterström

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Birthe by Julia Rydbo

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Dis-place by Stina Larsson

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Monamon by Louise Tungården

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Landscape Annotations by Linn Olsson

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Shelf.obj by Kristoffer Knudsen