“The Furniture & Light Fair is an engine for Scandinavian design and, along with our neighboring countries, we are also industry leaders in the field of sustainable development, which is why people from all around the globe will be making the pilgrimage to Stockholm in February to admire what we do here. The future for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is about all this and more, including our innovativeness and lifestyle,” says Sanna Gebeyehu, Concept & Product Owner.
A new feature this year is an experience-based exhibition about the Scandinavian lifestyle, which will cover so much more than the stereotypical elements and will be located in the middle of the entrance hall. Visitors will thus be introduced to us Scandinavians as soon as they enter the fair, not least through design, food, language and fashion. In addition to this, there will also be an exhibition offering knowledge and inspiration, with a focus on Scandinavian design, architecture, innovation and sustainability. Both these exhibitions will be conceptualized and curated in partnership with a number of external contributors.
In another new development, from 2022 Stockholm Design Week will be held twice a year, in conjunction with Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair in February and then also in August, replacing Summer Design Week with an international design week focused on interiors, architecture and retail.
Stockholmsmässan expects to be fully operational once again by late October/early November, based on the ongoing dialogue with the relevant authorities and ministries.
Fans of interior design can get their inspiration injection as early as this August with the Formex Talks, which will be released on the 24th, 25th and 26th of the month, offering a range of exciting themes and guests. That same week will see the announcement of the Design Talents winner, and a press conference will be held to present the extensive work on the vision for the future of Formex.
Then on January 18-24, 2022 it will finally be time for Formex again.