Some of you may know this already, others don’t. Designhype was invited to be an exhibitor at the Designboom Mart in the 2013 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair during Design Week. The show was about two and a half weeks ago.
It was delightful. Except for the bitter cold. It snowed almost everyday! That part I loved.
Stockholm was quite the adventure. This was not my first time there but it was my first time exhibiting this far away. Traveling with product, props, signs, setup tools, etc. was pretty exhilarating.
My story began in Brooklyn. But forget that, let’s fast forward to arriving in Stockholm. This show was taking place a few days after I finished the New York International Gift Fair! It was hectic to say the least but we made it to Stockholm and had a day to roam around before setup. Casey Daurio, a former intern of mine, came with me.
We arrived at the Stockholm Furniture Fair a day later to setup. Here is the evidence.
The lovely Swedes really took to our Metro Cuffs and had fun finding their favorite stops in their favorite cities.
And this Swede rocked the house.
We had a Designboom exhibitor party. The women in the front of the picture below is Anita from Designboom. She is amazing.
Then, like clockwork, we made our way to the Design Week events. First stop was PechaKucha at Berns. Berns is quite exquisite. There was more than one chandelier. They were gigantic. I became obsessed with them. PechaKucha was great. The highlight for me was David Wiberg, he is a fantastic illustrator.
We later went to Soap Bar which was highly recommended as one of the best bars in Stockholm. I don’t have pictures of that night, thank goodness!
I do have photo’s of the Form Us With Love party. By far the best Design Week party in Stockholm this year. They handed us these red paper sunglasses when entering the basement of the party. We had fun. That’s me, below Casey.
I hopped on the Tunnelbana (subway). This is the street/subway art heading from the party to Stockholm Central.
There was a pretty large material library at the furniture fair, something like over 2000 specimens. Here are some of the sexier materials I found.
Last day of the show and it was a success!
I’ll follow up with a New York International Gift Fair post!
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