My Adventure {Working & Playing} in Stockholm {Designboom Mart @ Stockholm Furniture Fair}

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.

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Gamla Stan

 

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Color

 

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Ceramic obsession

 

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Design House Stockholm tags are on products all over Scandinavia

 

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Casey’s a good looking Viking, no?

 

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Candles light up the sidewalks of places that are open

 

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Him {and his red headphones}

 

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Color obsession

 

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Color obsession

 

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Telephone booth

 

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The shape of this building

 

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Light and Color

 

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Old world feeling

 

We arrived at the Stockholm Furniture Fair a day later to setup. Here is the evidence.

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Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair entrance

 

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Designboom Mart!

 

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Designboom Mart sign

 

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Designboom Mart setup

 

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Designboom exhibit space

 

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Casey working the Designhype booth

 

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Designboom signs

 

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Designboom space

 

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Designhype Designboom booth

 

The lovely Swedes really took to our Metro Cuffs and had fun finding their favorite stops in their favorite cities.

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Love this picture!

 

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And this Swede rocked the house.

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Love her!

 

We had a Designboom exhibitor party. The women in the front of the picture below is Anita from Designboom. She is amazing.

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Designboom party

 

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Designboom party

 

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Designboom party

 

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.

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Chandelier

 

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Svensk Form hosts

 

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Chandeliers

 

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.

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Red glasses!

 

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Side profile

 

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Too much fun

 

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:)

 

I hopped on the Tunnelbana (subway). This is the street/subway art heading from the party to Stockholm Central.

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Subway art

 

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.

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Honeycomb

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Closeup

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Graphic Concrete!

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Graphic Concrete really

 

Last day of the show and it was a success!

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Designhype booth

I’ll follow up with a New York International Gift Fair post!

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One Comment to “My Adventure {Working & Playing} in Stockholm {Designboom Mart @ Stockholm Furniture Fair}”

  1. Nice to see the Cuff’s going all the way to Stockholm. Hope we can have you in Dubai soon :)

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