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Endlessness and freethinking in Nordic Space at Formex

Press Release   •   Oct 10, 2016 11:00 GMT

Nordic Space, this spring’s trend theme at the interior design fair Formex, features an open mind free of anxiety. It includes rather than excludes and presents a stage for expressionism. Artistic influences are moving into our homes and craftsmanship is the new designer item.

The key words for the trend theme Nordic Space are; space, freethinking, sphere, endlessness and permissive. The expression is personal and experiments with tactile surfaces, patterns and various techniques. At the same time, the form is in many cases reduced and exquisite.

“We see major interior design companies in many different exciting collaborations with famous design brands, but also with smaller craft studios, with the aim of finding a personal touch for their range of products. The desire for a unique expression allows considerable room for creativity but places high demands on materials, patterns and techniques in order to be able to manufacture the product,” explains Christina Olsson, Event Manager at Formex.

Nordic Space consists of three trends: Monolith, reduced simplification and purity meets natural materials with archaic forms; Milk & Flowers, appealing volumes and innovation moves into our homes; and Astronautica, a graphically pure and luxurious theme where outer space meets marine influences.

Colors: The color scheme continues to build on the fall’s blue and red line, which is watered down and now becomes a lot brighter with the addition of space gray nuances. The expression is clinical, fresh and sporty but also very warm.

Material: Hard, solid materials with flowing, folded, perforated edges that create soft effects. Mirror glass, colored glass, stainless steel, plastic and colored concrete. 3D print and merging shades create an illusion of softness.

Formex will be held on January 18-21, 2017, at Stockholmsmässan.

For more information, please visit or contact:
Christina Olsson, +46 8 749 44 28,,
Catarina Oscarsson, +46 8 749 43 66,

Formex is arranged by Stockholmsmässan and takes place twice a year. It is the leading Nordic meeting place for new products, business opportunities, trends, knowledge and inspiration in the interiors industry. Formex welcomes more than 950 exhibitors, 24,000 trade visitors and more than 850 media representatives.

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