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Production of furniture in Sweden: a good example for EUROPE
The 2014 edition of ” Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair ” opened auspiciously, for the “Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry .” 2013 has been a great year for the retail furniture in Sweden : with 3.5 %, it exceeded expectations that were 1 % In fact it has also exceeded the numbers of retail in general, which are 1.9 %. This growth occurred in the first month with a stagnation in the summer and a recovery in autumn.
The prospects for 2014 are good : Swedish consumers now want to invest in their home.

A small tour of 2014 edition of Stockholm tradeshow, to which Ergonoma Journal participated with a booth in the “professional” sector of the show :
This year , it is the Danish and Italian firm GamFratesi ( Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi ) that was the guest of honor: they developped the entrance of the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014 into the expression of a real marriage between the Danish tradition , characterized by attention to detail and the pursuit of minimalism and Italian eccentricity combined with the desire to tell a story.
GamFratesi has given the “tempo” of the 2014 show by making a presentation space, showcase of a perfect blend of technology, poetry and tradition, where the design stands in balance between everyday situations of ‘respective cultures of the two designers.
Even more than the previous edition, there has been a real expression of the interaction between “domestic development” and “professional development” spirit.

This year’s edition bubbled with energy and breathed optimism. Many exhibitors gave positive signals that the economy has turned.
“The mood at the Fair was very good. Many exhibitors gave positive signals that the industry is seeing better times and reported good business. A number of visitors as well as the press and media spoke of the show’s maintained high standard, that it has a concentration of profiled companies in a manageable format, personal appeal and proximity to the designers”, said Cecilia Nyberg, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair event manager. This year’s fair had a total of 35 654 visits from 90 countries. There were 756 international visitors, which is about 27% of the trade visitors. There is continued great interest from the press and media, with a total of 1129 accredited media representatives, including 339 from abroad. The fair drew 5036 design enthusiasts from the public, compared with 4745 last year.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair’s social media activity and appeal have grown steadily. Together with Stockholm Design Week, the Fair has nearly 12 300 Facebook followers.

The next Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair will be held on the February 3–7, 2015 at Stockholmsmässan.

Newsletter n°55 EN

Johanson Design


Johanson Design is one of Sweden’s most expansive furniture companies. The ownership is shared between the brothers Dan and Paul Johanson, who following investments in well known designers, a decisive scandinavian design and solid furniture craftmanship have established a wide international customer base. Johanson Design was started in 1953 and has ever since then maintained a high level of ...

Frame by Materia


The rising young star Ola Giertz has designed Frame for Materia. It shows how a chair in addition to being easy on the eye, can bestow a moment of framed calm. When one sits down in the chair, part of the external world ceases to exist, making it easier to get to a moment of ...

Corona by Erik Jorgensen


Tested for you, an enveloping and comfortable seat. Slightly rocking swivel chair on a damper steel spring . Painted color steel structure. Seat and back in molded high-density foam. Non- removable cover. Special series with a structure in 5 new lacquered colors and a backrest covered with Kvadrat Hallingdal 70 % wool ...

Narbutas Furniture Company


Participates in The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014 for the first time, presenting their newest office furniture system ‘Jazz’, design by Christina Strand and Niels Hvas.: “DIVA” chair : « During these last ten years, we have created and tested various other office chair models, some of them having successfully spread to Lithuanian ...

VITRA meeting tables


Tyde by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec extends the concept and benefits of alternating work in standing and sitting positions to double workstations and conference tables. The Tyde program meets current acoustic requirements of “open space” offices by special features : first , the electric motor height adjustment , hidden under the table in an ...

Esencia for Draber


Released in November 2013, Esencia for Draber was presented by KINNARPS in Stockholm. This new work chair has a SYNCHRONOUS MECHANISM. Automatic setting according to the weight of the user can customize the angle and strength of the seat according to the person who is sitting. This way, it allows a balanced adjustment and support ...

Mute armchair from Horreds


More soundproofing innovation in the form of Mute : soundproof booths (with an optional roof) that can be arranged to form different privacy zones in offices. Designer: Fredrik Mattson for Horreds. www.horreds.se ( seen at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2014)



Hood is an ideal solution for open space environments, functioning both as a light source and a sound barrier, helping to create a more intimate space in the contemporary office landscape. Its modular structure means that Hood can grow according to need. Hood is made up of three different types of modules in moulded polyester ...

Dent Wood chair by Bla Station


Is it possible to create a 3D shape using a normal veneer? With Dent chair the impossible becomes possible. At Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014, a new product in the Dent family 2014 is Dent Wood chair by Bla Station that is made completely of layer-glued, compression-moulded wood. Despite its crumpled surface, Dent is a comfortable ...

The 50th anniversary of the Karuselli lounge chair


Artek , now part of Vitra AG, will kick off 2014 with the 50th anniversary of the Karuselli lounge chair, a new addition to the Artek product range. Designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro in 1964, Karuselli was relaunched as part of the Artek range earlier in January 2014. Karuselli is one of the most famous lounge ...

NEAT designed by Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter for edsbyn.


At Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014, a new series of tables are introduced to accompany the storage series. NEAT LO, HI, HILO and T-NET are the new family, two with fixed height and two adjustable, all with a new electrical outlet integration. TEA developed a new design for outlets, one for power plugs and one combined ...

Hanginglamp by Rydéns


Hanginglamp by Rydéns is the supremely friendly lamp, (Diameter: 40cm). It can be written on, the surface is identical to that of a blackboard -, or you can magnetize a “post-it” on it. It is a human way to communicate with one’s​​office colleague, and a very nice and good idea, Designer Wictoria Ostrelius. This lamp, ...

R7 by Malmstolen


With its simple settings, R7 by Malmstolen is ideal for workplaces where multiple people use the chair. The movements of the Syncroglide mechanism stimulate blood circulation in the torso. This knee-tilt mechanism also allows the backrest to move about twice as much as the seat when you tilt. Unlike similar chairs, the seat slides back ...

INTO the Nordic Silence concept (Finland)


INTO the Nordic Silence concept (Finland) was created to improve work comfort and flexibility in open space offices. The concept is about privacy and flexibility, a modular acoustical product that is used in different office environments.INTO product range offers open and semi-open furniture solutions for new or already existing offices. The concept contains 11 different ...

With Add, by Lammhults, designer Anya Sebton


With Add, by Lammhults, designer Anya Sebton, we can sit actively, sit-stand and quickly get up and move forward. By sitting more upright, we also get a better flow of oxygen in the body. We simply think better ! Frame of 22mm powder coated or chromium plated steel tubing. Footrest always in chrome. With ...

Offecct announces its first collaboration with Danish- Italian studio GamFratesi.


WHEEL is a free standing acoustic object that enables new ways to control sound and interact with space. The simple construction of WHEEL consists of two circular pipes covered with fabric to create a large, light and flexible screen. The construction makes this a product with minimal impact on the environment, yet which still serve ...

SAVO Soul chair, designer Olle Lundberg


SAVO Soul chair, designer Olle Lundberg, is the latest addition to the family of office chairs aiming to fulfill all needs of a modern office environment. Built with the most advanced technology available in the simplest form possible, SAVO Soul is fitted with the bare minimum of adjustments. Following your body´s natural movements, it ...

NEOS: “sitting without a driving licence”, by Wilkhahn


Neos is characterised by ingenious simplicity, intuitive handling and clear contours. The redesign of the chair applies to the upholstery above all. The new, breathable upholstery and covering method looks fresher, more modern and enhances comfort too. The interaction with the three-dimensional, elastic backrest shell and specially designed automatic synchro-adjustment encourages a range of motion ...

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