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Formex Formidable 2012 Shortlist

Press Release   •   Aug 16, 2012 14:21 GMT

The shortlist of products nominated for the Formex Formidable design award was announced today on the opening day of the Formex fair. Formex Formidable encourages and rewards interesting, qualitative and contemporary design. The shortlisted entries are on show at the fair and at, where the general public can vote for the “People's Choice”. The winners will be announced at Formex in January 2013.

All exhibitors at the spring and fall Formex 2012 are invited to submit entries for consideration by the Jury, which selects 20 products for the Formex Formidable shortlist. The winners of “Formex Formidable 2012” (selected by the Jury) and the “People’s Choice” (selected by the general public) will be announced at the Formex press briefing in January 2013.

The Jury is made up of Stefan Nilsson, trend expert from Trendgruppen, Dan Gordan, Editor of Sköna Hem, Kerstin Wickman, Professor at Konstfack and writer, designer Monica Förster, Monica Förster Design Studio, and Kajsa Falck-Torlegård, Formex.

The award consists of a marketing subsidy of 100,000 SEK, a stand at Formex, an advertisement in the Formex catalog and an advertisement in an interior design magazine.

Formex Formidable 2012 Shortlist:

1. Object: Textile
Company: Spira
Designer: Linda Sjunnesson
Stand: B 03:31

2. Object: Fanny Vase
Company: Klong
Designer: 3do/Ami Katz
Stand: B 02:31

3. Object: Hommage Candlesticks
Company: Cult Design
Designer: Marita Lord
Stand: A 05:18

4. Object: Dorotea Night
Company: Gense
Designer: Monica Förster
Stand: B 03:20

5. Object: Canes
Company: Nobaloney Aps
Designer: Rie Nörregaard - OMHU
Stand: A 27:04

6. Object: Little Boxes/Advent candle stick
Company: Finnsdottir Ceramic Tales
Designer: Thora Finnsdottir Söe & Anne Hoff
Stand: B 12:41

7. Object: China Mugs
Company: 10-gruppen
Designer: Tom Hedqvist, Ingela Håkansson and Birgitta Hahn
Stand: B 01:30

8. Object: Melina Rug
Company: Ekelund Linneväveriet i Horred 
Designer: Melina
Stand: A 12:10

9. Object: Concrete boxes with strap slings
Company: Epidemi Form och Produktion
Designer: Anna Christians
Stand: B 11:46

10. Object: Plates
Company: Gallery Pascale
Designer: Kenneth Johansson
Stand: B 01:31

11. Object: Ballerina Bowls
Company: Skultuna
Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Stand: B 01:39

12. Object: Villastad Perforated Doormat
Company: Dixie
Designer: Lill O Sjöberg
Stand: A 05:10

13. Object: Tassa Moccasins
Company: Tassa/myToddler
Designer: Caroline Anderson-Gadd
Stand: A 45:35

14. Object: Service
Company: Kristina Stark
Designer: Kristina Stark
Stand: B 01:10

15. Object: Bath Sheet
Company: House of RYM
Designer: Anna Backlund
Stand: AG:17

16. Object: Bird Poster 
Company: Mini Empire
Designer: Jenny von Döbeln and Veronica Ballart Lilja
Stand: B 12:48

17. Object: Funghi wooden mushrooms
Company: KG Design/Applicata Aps
Designer: Trine Find
Stand: A 09:03

18. Object: Hand-printed Cushions
Company: Mimou 
Designer: Malin Persson and Karin Mannerståhl
Stand: B 01:41

19. Object: Cardboard Boxes and Book
Company: Papp Limited
Designer: Emelie Ek
Stand: B 06:43

20. Object: Cushions, Fabrics, Cups, Bags
Company: Littlephant
Designer: Camilla Lundsten
Stand: AG:125

To find out more, please visit or contact:
Ida Mlowe, Press Officer,, tel: +46 8 749 44 13

Formex will be held from 16-19 August 2012 at Stockholmsmässan. Formex is the meeting place for innovations, business, trends, knowledge and inspiration. The exhibition is held twice a year, with 850 exhibitors, 25,000 trade visitors and 850 media representatives.

Stockholmsmässan is one of the world's leading and most flexible organisers of meetings. We offer the perfect meeting place for everything from international summits to broad public fairs. Together with exhibitors and organisers we create well-organised meetings which offer the visitor inspiration, knowledge and business opportunities. As the leading organiser in the Baltic Sea Region, we organise some 60 industry-leading exhibitions as well as around 100 national and international congresses, conferences and events anually. Every year we welcome 10,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million visitors and more than 8,000 journalists from all over the world.

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