Published on : Friday, October 20, 2017
The responsibility to create the Design Bar at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2018 has gone to designer Luca Nichetto. This time, the menu is being created in collaboration with Lina Ahlin, chef at the restaurant Agrikultur in Stockholm. New for 2018 is that the Design Bar, together with the stage for Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks, is moving to Victoria Hall to form a common area there.
Cecilia Nyberg, Project Area Manager for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week, says, “For the 2018 fair, we’re focusing even more on knowledge and skill. We’re creating a completely new area in Victoria Hall where the Design Bar and the stage area will together form a vibrant unified space. And the Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks, our forum for knowledge sharing and discussions, will be extended from four to five days.”
The international Stockholm-based designer Luca Nichetto has been commissioned to design a concept for the new area – linking the Design Bar, which is a cross between exhibition and world-class restaurant, with the stage area.
Nichetto reveals, “For the first time, the Design Bar and Design & Architecture Talks are united – what a challenge! We have created a space that combines restaurant and stage area in unexpected ways, where influences from different historical eras take expression in new design and create a truly contemporary setting. Visitors are taken on a visual journey while feeling welcomed with a design-embrace, guided along the way by the mood of old cinemas, Roman arenas, Stonehenge and French gardens, with a touch of sci-fi and comic book series.”
Lina Ahlin adds, “The menu will be inspired by what nature has to offer, with the protein serving more as a condiment. The food will also reflect the atmosphere of the Design Bar concept: A nice vibe, different menus and unpretentious.”