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Ung Svensk Form 2019 – Meet the winners and scholarship recipients

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 05, 2019 15:00 CET

Lobster by Martin Thübeck, one of the 25 Ung Svensk Form Winners 2019

It is our great pleasure at Svensk Form to present the 25 young designers who have won this year's national design award Ung Svensk Form. Among the 25 participants are also the three designers who have received scholarships from our partners IKEA, Folkhem and Kvadrat. The exhibition will be shown at ArkDes from 5 February to 31 March 2019.

– The selection in Ung Svensk Form 2019 highlights young creatives who have chosen to express themselves through their own unique language, and who often assert their position in the present, whether it is an attack on conventions, the dissolution of fashion or the variability of the landscape in these times of climate change, says Mats Widbom, CEO of Svensk Form.

Ung Svensk Form has a unique power and energy to influence and bring about change, to highlight issues, and encourage meetings and discussions. The exhibition displays powerful messages, craftsmanship and a world-class sense of material, says Karin Wiberg, project manager at Ung Svensk Form.

Ung Svensk Form 2019 scholarship recipients

IKEA award a work scholarship complete with salary and accommodation for 5 months at IKEA of Sweden in Älmhult. This year's scholarship goes to Martin Thübeck for his project Lobster.

Folkhem award a SEK 100,000 scholarship within architecture. This year's scholarship goes to Mikaela Steby Stenfalk for her project Collective Collection.

Kvadrat award a scholarship including materials, cash and the chance to hold an exhibition in Kvadrat's showroom in Stockholm. This year's scholarship goes to Emelie Röndahl for her project Google Weaving Stop-time (X).

Full list of Ung Svensk Form 2019 winners

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, 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, Saga Bergebo

Swallowed by the Sound - Svald av Sundet, Ludvig Bratt & Calum Mitchell

Syns det nu?, Nathalie Ruejas Jonson

The Baby Bucha Project, Anna Ting Möller

The Russian Soul, Anastasia Jansäter

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

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For more information regarding all projects, as well as jury citations:

The Ung Svensk Form jury consists of: Salka Hallström Bornold (chairwoman), Samir Alj Fält, Parasto Backman, Margarita Bergfeldt Matiz, Marcus Engman, Tom Hedqvist, Åsa Jungnelius, Henrik Johansson, Kenneth Kvarnström, Petra Lilja, Tor Lindstrand, Kieran Long, Mats Widbom, Bea Szenfeld and Bolle Tham. 

After ArkDes the exhibition will tour in Sweden and internationally.

Tour 2019:
5 February – 31 March, ArkDes, Stockholm
13 June – 18 August, Form/Design Center, Malmö
5 December – 25 February, BoMo, Borlänge
More tour dates to be confirmed.

About Ung Svensk Form (Young Swedish Design)
Ung Svensk Form is an annual juried award and a travelling exhibition whose purpose is to broaden and deepen knowledge about young and innovative Swedish design. Ung Svensk Form highlights our desire to create and explore freely, without the need for market adaptation. The project was initiated in 1998 by Svensk Form and Form/Design Center in Malmö. Many of our previous participants are now well established in their respective areas. Ung Svensk Form / Young Swedish Design 2019 is a co-production by Svensk Form (The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design), ArkDes, IKEA and The City of Malmö.

For more information, please contact:
Karin Wiberg, Project Manager, Ung Svensk Form
 +46 (0)70 365 63 25

Emma Olofsson, Communications Manager, Svensk Form
+46 (0)72 323 31 48

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

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