Within a few short weeks two of the worlds most important design fairs happen…. April in Milan and May in New York… of course you could probably attend a fair every month somewhere in the world… however, These two fairs have an importance that may transcend all the others for a number of reasons.
Stockholm Design Week is the world's largest meeting place for Nordic design with the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Northern Light Fair and an ever increasing number of high-profile events, showrooms and design activities around Stockholm. Some 40,000 visitors and 750 exhibitors from the entire world meet each year at the Stockholm Furniture Fair to do business and get inspiration. The whole of Stockholm is involved and the city is teeming with design activities, exhibitions and events.
Every year an important designer is comissioned to create a central meeting place at the fair. this year is was one of MOD's favorites, German designer Konstantin Grcic.
Greenhouse was started in 2003 as a forum enabling independent designers
to meet producers in the furnishing industry. Greenhouse aims to act as
a springboard into reality for creative talents and a platform for exchanging
ideas and new trends. An exhibition entitled 'The Greenhouse Effect' is
being held to celebrate the fifth anniversary. One of the standouts was
Wis Design (www.wisdesign.se)