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Ung Svensk Form 2017 – nominees and scholarships

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 07, 2017 10:30 CET

Four of the 20 nominees: Elias Högberg, A Border Between, Julia Madås, Moiré, Karin Bodin, A New Man and the Sea, Katja Beckman, Yellow 3

Ung Svensk Form 2017 – the Swedish yearly award for young designers. Meet our twenty finalists and the lucky ones who will receive grants from IKEA and Stiftelsen för Garverinäringens Främjande (the industry organization for Swedish tanneries) and Kvadrat. The Ung Svensk Form exhibition will be inaugurated today, on the 7th of February, at 10 am in Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

– Many of this year’s entrants in Young Swedish Design have been around, braced themselves against reality, taken aim at everything that can be improved in this world. Excellent! We see this on the high level of concept, with well-founded analyses and clearly illustrated problems, says Marcus Engman Design Manager at IKEA and member of the Ung Svensk Form jury.

– I’m proud that we have received so many applications from design schools all around the country. We received a total of 400 submissions, with high quality content. I look forward to both the inauguration and the future with Ung Svensk Form 2017, says Karin Wiberg, Project Manager Ung Svensk Form.

Ung Svensk Form scholars 2017
IKEA will bestow one residential work-scholarship with full pay during five months in Älmhult at IKEA of Sweden. This year’s scholar is Tessa Geuze, Identity of Things.

Kvadrat will grant one scholar to Sophie Hardy and her Breaking the Surface. She will receive 5000 SEK, material to a value of 5000 SEK and an exhibition at Kvadrat’s showroom in Stockholm.

Stiftelsen för Garverinäringens Främjande will grant three scholars with 30 000 SEK. This years scholars are Caroline Hultqvist, Utan Titel, Elias Högberg, A Border Between and Peter Herrmann for the identity and package concept to Robert Rudinski’s hungarian fruit liqour.

– Today’s young generation of designers is vital if Swedish manufacturers of leather, suede, reindeer hides, and lamb and sheepskins are to meet both current and future demands and requirements on material qualities and production methods, says Anders Bengtsson chairman at Stiftelsen för Garverinäringens Främjande.

Complete list of participants for Ung Svensk Form 2017

Björn Bondesson, Sundet
Caroline Hultqvist, Utan Titel, Stiftelsen för Garverinäringens Främjande Scholar
Elias Högberg, A border between, Stiftelsen för Garverinäringens Främjande Scholar
Emeli Höcks, Compostable Composite
Evelina Kollberg, Människofällan
Hilda Nilsson, Digital Coiling: Machine and Material
Johanna Nestor, Den samtida kakelugnen
Jonatan Appelfeldt, Marbelous
Julia Madås, Moiré
Karin Bodin, The New Man and the Sea
Karin Forslund, Balancing Process II
Katja Beckman, Yellow 3
Lisa Wallert, Embodied
Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson, Fuck You All
Martha Brauer, Mediating Objects
Martin Molin, Marble Machine
Peter Herrmann, Identitet och förpackningskoncept till Robert Rudinskis ungerska fruktbrännvin, Stiftelsen för Garverinäringens Främjande Scholar
Polat Ghasemloo, Den prekära konsthantverkaren del II
Sophie Hardy, Breaking Surface, Kvadrat Scholar
Tessa Geuze, Identity of Things, IKEA Scholar

More information about the nominees and the jury statements are available at attached press images, attached folder and on this website:

Ung Svensk Form jury 2017:
Samir Alj Fält, Marcus Engman, Salka Hallström Bornold, Tom Hedqvist, Åsa Jungnelius, Kenneth Kvarnström, Petra Lilja, Tor Lindstrand, Bea Szenfeld, Bolle Tham and Jesper Waldersten.

Welcome to the exhibition at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair!

When? 7-11 of February 2017

Where? At the Greenhouse during Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair (Victoriahallen, VH03:21)

What? The exhibition displays the best and most exiting works within young Swedish design today. You will experience twenty contributions displaying product design, fashion and textiles, handicrafts, furniture, etc.

Tour dates 2017
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, February 7-11
Form/Design Center, Malmö February 18-March 26
ArkDes, Stockholm April 6-July 9
Storsjöyran, Östersund July 22-30

Ung Svensk Form is a juried award and a travelling exhibition whose purpose is to broaden and deepen knowledge about young and innovative Swedish design. A major focus is the need to create and explore freely without having to respond to market demands. Ung Svensk Form is intended to fulfil an important function as a forum for encounters between designers, manufacturers and the general public. Ung Svensk Form is organised by Svensk Form in collaboration with IKEA, the City of Malmö and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. 2017 is the 12th edition of Ung Svensk Form. Read more:

For more information, please contact:
Emma Olofsson, Press Contact Svensk Form
+46 (0)72 323 31 48

Karin Wiberg, Project Manager Ung Svensk Form
+46 (0)70 365 63 25


Svensk Form är en aktiv medlemsförening för privatpersoner, företag och yrkesverksamma inom form, design och arkitektur. Föreningen grundades 1845 som Svenska Slöjdföreningen och har sedan dess främjat svensk design i Sverige och utomlands. Svensk Form ger ut tidningen Form sedan 1905.

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