Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Best of Formex

So I went to the Formex fair yesterday, and was totally overwhelmed by all the sensory impressions, as always. Four hours was all I could manage, but I saw a lot of nice things in that time, and here are some of them:

Fabrics Karl and Coco, with obvious inspiriation from the big fashion houses, designed by Pia Wallén for Frösö Handtryck.


Candlesticks Skogen och Träden, in wood and ceramics, designed by Gustav Kristensson for Vardagsbruk.

I never really understood the hype on Danish House Doctor, until now. When I saw their stall yesterday I felt this sudden rush of inspiration go through my body. They have always excelled in their styling in all the fairs I have visited, but this was better than ever. I actually found myself wanting a big bunch of their products, mostly furniture. That has never happened before, even though I have always appreciated their talent in designing fair stalls. I don't know if it's me or them who has changed, I just know that we clicked right there and then.

Now I wouldn't pair the furniture with this much colourful things, but keep it simple, light and a bit rough as I always do. Can you see these pieces in a less romantic bohemian setting?

These bears from Superstudio were really nice!

And last, a few press photos from the "trend exhibitions" around the fair. In my opinion there was way too much flowers and bright colors everywhere, and the craft trend seems to have gone just a little too far... Also, I'm getting pretty sick of seeing huge letter everywhere.



  • Pethra says:

    Åh, gillar ljusstakarna. Haha, kan tänka mig att det är för mkt färger för Din smak. Jag gissar dock att jag skulle trivts som flugan i syltburken. :)

    2010-08-13 | 16:56:24
  • Sandra | Inspirera Mera says:

    Roligt att få läsa om dina intryck! Jag hade gärna kikat på House Doctor, synd jag missar mässan denna gång.

    2010-08-13 | 21:04:30
    URL: http://inspireramera.se
  • House of Jammi - blogg och webshop says:

    Ja, det är verkligen massor av intryck på en sådan mässa. Och trots allt jag såg, missade jag ljusstakarna. Helt underbara!

    2010-08-13 | 22:37:12
    URL: http://houseofjammi.blogg.se/index.html
  • emily says:

    all of those interiors are wonderful, different to the usual

    2010-08-14 | 08:07:52
    URL: http://epeaa.blogspot.com
  • heidi says:

    great post, really interesting. i agree with you about the letters, they are everywhere and seem like they have been for ages time to move on.

    2010-08-14 | 10:22:49
    URL: http://klausandheidi.wordpress.com/
  • Cheryl says:

    Totally agree on the letter-fatigue. love those candlesticks. and the bear!

    2010-08-16 | 00:26:58
  • laura says:

    love those first room photos! i really like the juxtaposition of the clothes on hangers and the industrial furniture pieces.

    <a href="http://clothesure.blogspot.com">CLOTHESURE</a>

    2010-08-16 | 01:35:49
    URL: http://clothesure.blogspot.com
  • Olemkaa says:

    Hi, in Poland we are a little bit behind Scandinavia and we have just sarted decorate our houses with letters. And still it is difficult to buy some of them here. So, could you help me and tell who is the producer of A letter bookshelf? It's great!

    2010-08-16 | 13:35:24
    URL: http://fotobloo-eng.blogspot.com
  • thaís santos says:

    i lOOve youR bloGg


    2010-08-16 | 23:06:08
    URL: http://callestodas.blogspot.com/
  • Catherine says:

    I love the word boards.

    2010-08-17 | 00:59:01
    URL: http://www.mooch.co.uk
  • samia says:

    oh my heaert ached at the beauty of these images.. looking through your website I was thinking to myself that I love your style very earthen and neutral and modern but I love pop of color and there scrolled up the image with the red cushion on the chair.. and i was like oh wait!! there it is..

    2010-08-27 | 21:52:47
    URL: http://deeppurpleandblue.blogspot.com/

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