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Stockholm Design Week: Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design 2019

Press release   •   Feb 04, 2019 07:33 UTC

Kött och blod / Flesh and blood - Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson.

Stockholm Design Week: Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design 2019

Discover the most exciting young Swedish design of the moment. The exhibition Ung Svensk Form/ Young Swedish Design 2019 includes unique works from a number of different disciplines, from architecture and fashion to product design and crafts. ArkDes is the first venue for the exhibition, which will then go on tour in Sweden and abroad.

Press meeting: Monday 4 February at 10 am. Exercisplan 4, Skeppsholmen. Stockholm. Sweden.

RSVP to by 29 January at the latest.

Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design is a window to the future and a platform for young designers to showcase their ideas. The exhibition gives an insight into what is happening on the design scene in Sweden today and is the result of a juried competition with the same name that attracts several hundred applicants annually.

Participating in the press meeting:
Kieran Long, Director of ArkDes, Mats Widbom, CEO of Svensk Form, Karin Wiberg, project manager for Young Swedish Design, Halla Sigurdardóttir, exhibition coordinator as well as several designers from the exhibition.

“Young Swedish Design 2019 highlights the work of young designers who have chosen to express themselves in their own unique language and who often take contemporary issues as their point of departure, whether it is to attack conventions, address the dissolution of the fashion industry or the changing landscape in the time of global warming,” says Mats Widbom, CEO of Svensk Form and member of the jury.

“This year’s exhibition is one of the most exciting yet. The range of projects and objects is diverse and of very high quality, and the conceptual clarity and quality of making on display is extraordinary. It shows a wellspring of talent of which Sweden should be proud”, says Kieran Long, Director of ArkDes and member of the jury.

At ArkDes this year, Ung Svensk Form will be shown in our new exhibition space, which we call Boxen. Boxen is itself a beautiful and radical work by the exciting young Stockholm-based architecture practice Dehlin Brattgård. The exhibition is designed by Erik Olovsson through Studio EO. Graphic design of the exhibition is made by Studio Reko. And the Ung Svensk Form 2019 exhibition catalogue is designed by Karin Brodén.

Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design 2019 is a co-production between ArkDes and Svensk Form, with support from IKEA and the City of Malmö.

Lobster - Martin Thübeck.

Participants Ung Svensk Form/Young Swedish Design 2019:

Afropicks - Simon Skinner

Bacteria in a new light - Jan Klingler

Berggrund - Emmeli Rolleberg

Collective Collection - Mikaela Steby Stenfalk

Common Ground - Annelie Grimwade Olofsson & G. William Bell

funYArd_ Marie Isacsson

Google Weaving Stop-time (X) - Emelie Röndahl

Honest Impression - Mathilda Nordström Florentine

Hybrids - Stina Randestad

Kenneth Ize - Axel Berner-Eyde & Kenneth Ize

Kött och blod / Flesh and blood - Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson

Lobster - Martin Thübeck

Lost in Computation - Jonas Eltes

Obsession - Tonje Halvorsen

Outside Material; The Transfiguration of Lines - Robert Curran

Printomobil - Lisa Englund

Stjärnorna ser likadana ut överallt / The stars look the same everywhere - Saga Bergebo

Swallowed by the Sound / Svald av sundet - Ludvig Bratt & Calum Mitchell

Syns det nu? / Does it show yet? - Natalie Ruejas Jonson

The Russian Soul - Anastasia Jansäter

The Baby Bucha Project - Anna Ting Möller

Vessels - conditions for openness - Heinrich Ehnert

Waste Not, Want Not! - Kristina Lundsjö

What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth - Petter Rhodiner

Why don't you listen to the silence - Daniel Gustafsson


ArkDes is Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design. It is a museum, a study centre and an arena for debate and discussion about the future of architecture, design and citizenship.

Our mission is to increase knowledge of and cultivate debate about how architecture and design affect our lives as citizens.Sweden is in the middle of an unprecedented building boom, one that will define its towns and cities for decades to come. The work of ArkDes aims to influence this change through debate, exhibitions, campaigns and research relating to Swedish and international architecture and design. We aim to put the citizens at the centre of the debate and look at the world through their eyes.

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