Stockholm Furniture Fair will be held on February 6-10, 2024 at Stockholmsmässan, in parallel with Stockholm Design Week (February 5-11)
The research-based design studio Formafantasma, one of the most sought-after in the design world today, goes to Stockholm Furniture Fair in February as its Guest of Honour. Using design as an agent for social and environmental change, the studio takes a holistic perspective on design to explore its transformative potential. To work as a designer today goes way beyond thinking about the product.
As Guest of Honour, Formafantasma will create an installation in the Entrance Hall for visitors and exhibitors. And for once it’s not products that will take centre stage, but transformative knowledge, ideas and visions for the future. The installation is called Reading Room, and inside visitors will find a calm space to sit for a moment and read, reflect and immerse themselves in the ideas that have shaped Formafantasma’s work.
“We are very excited about Reading Room, says Hanna Nova Beatrice, Director of Stockholm Furniture Fair. I also want to draw attention to the spatial design by Formafantasma, which is a great example of how you can create a beautiful, temporary construction and experience, using a minimum of resources”.
The installation is furnished with seating and tables from Artek, lighting from Flos and textiles from Maharam. On the tables, Reading Room will offer a curated selection of books about sustainability, ecology and ecosystems, especially forests. There will also be screens displaying video works by Formafantasma.
On the opening day of Stockholm Furniture Fair, February 6, Formafantasma will give a Guest of Honour talk, co-hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm.