Held in the Swedish capital in February, the world’s leading fair for Scandinavian furniture and lighting ran parallel to Stockholm Design Week.

Spread over a 70,000 sqm space and held just before Covid-19 spread to Europe, around 700 brands and designers – with at least 80 per cent from Scandinavia – participated in the 2020 edition, which attracted 40,000 visitors from 99 countries in February.

Highlights included an installation by the guest of honour Neri&Hu that spotlit social issues in China. Other favourites were the Design Bar – a mix between an exhibition space and a top-class restaurant marrying Scandinavian atriums and Japanese aesthetics – by Anderssen & Voll of Norway, the Temperament showcase by set designer Sahara Widoff, and the NM & A New Collection exhibition highlighting the design process of the Nationalmuseum’s Restaurant.

Also, the Greenhouse exhibition showcasing emerging designers and students, and the award programme Born Classic, which crowned a mirror made from scrap wood and designed by design studio Front for Swedese as this year’s winner. Here are five trends that emerged from the fair.

This article was originally published in Home & Decor

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