Highlights from Stockholm Design Week
Scandinavian interior design is leading the way in homes across Europe. The country’s capital, Stockholm, hosts two of the most pivotal events in the design calendar every February, the annual Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week.
Year on year, the most innovative design trends are unveiled at the largest exhibition centre in the country, Stockholmsmässan.
With so much new inspiration emerging from the fair, Nest.co.uk takes a look at this year’s design highlights and points out the themes that you should be bringing into your home.
Products in a variety of colours from subtle pastels to autumnal shades featured heavily throughout the design show. With stereotypical Scandinavian design usually focused around a traditionally monochrome and grey palette, feature lighting in an array of different colours was a big hit.
The Anglepoise range was particularly impressive with the Anglepoise Original 1227 Mini Table Lamp in linen white, jet black and a beautiful dove grey really standing out. At Nest.co.uk, we have a selection of Anglepoise lamps featured, including the Anglepoise Original 1227 Mini Wall Light in the same heritage inspired colours.
In pendant lighting, warmer autumnal shades of mustard and terracotta were also popular hues. The classic Muuto E27 Socket Suspension Light in mustard will be coming to Nest.co.uk soon.
The simplicity of pendant lighting has made it a Scandi style staple. Another great Scandi pendant light which was featured at the show were the Tied Pendant Lights by Menu. The unique style is made from ceramic and wood tones, keeping in with the desired neutral colour palette. The simple and industrial design of the suspended lights look great when used singularly or with several grouped together in a cluster to create a statement feature.
For a different take on Scandi style lighting that’s less simplistic, Tom Dixon’s Stone Range has great lighting pieces. The Stone Pendant Lights are crafted from a smooth curved white marble and finished with brass detailing to create a delicate but impressive pendant light from the semi-precious stone.
Small Storage Solutions
Swedish designer Carina Seth Andersson presented ceramic vessels in a variety of circular compositions, which indicated that Scandinavian design is really about to impact on our smaller storage choices. From an umbrella stand, to places to store things like fruit, tea and coffee, there are many options, all finely crafted. These hanging vessels, as part of the Danish brand Menu’s collection, make for great innovative storage solutions and come in pastel hues, perfectly complementing the neutral Scandinavian colour pallet.
British designer Jasper Morrison launched a collection of understated dining furniture at the fair in partnership with Danish brand Fredericia. The designs are perfectly proportioned, with clean lines crafted from the finest solid wood; perfect for a Scandinavian interior and such a blank canvas that they leave room for you to be able to accessorise with other more decorative pieces of furniture. At Nest.co.uk, we stock this stunning Wrong for Hay Frame Table Soaped Beech Dining Bench which is really similar in style and form with an amazing high quality finish.
With so many new and innovate interior design pieces on display at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week, it’s hard to pick out the best pieces of furniture from all the highlights. But, with this stunning interior inspiration to get you started, you’ll be able to update your home Scandi style in no time, with a little help from Nest.co.uk.