Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Stockholm Furniture Fair 2016, to be held from 9 to 13 February, has invited designer Emma Olbers, interior stylist Susanna Vento and interior stylist Christine Rudolph to create the fair’s Trends Exhibition. The theme for this year is “Nature is back for good!” Each of them will get to design their own area: the outdoors area, the Teatime & Playtime room and the meeting room, respectively.
Creating the outdoors area, Emma Olbers is extremely committed to sustainable, environmentally friendly production and she actively participates in the entire chain of production. She says, “My outdoors area is an interpretation of the different interior trends I see right now. At the same time, I want to use the exhibition to raise questions that we should be thinking about, like where does our material come from? Where does it go after? Can it be recycled? Hopefully, through this exhibition, I will be able to help raise the level of responsibility in terms of what material choices are being made by both producers and consumers.” Her exhibition is titled “Where does it come from and where does it go?”
The Teatime & Playtime room designed by Susanna Vento is a spacious room where everything happens – meals, relaxation and work. Children have space to run around with furniture that suits a family’s activities with a daybed for relaxing and reading with children and a desk for work and children’s drawings and homework. Vento says, “The aim of Teatime is to get the visitor to stop for the moment, relax and enjoy. The aim of Playtime, on the other hand, is to offer a fast tempo filled with cheer and laughter. I want to combine both of these sides of life in a single, beautiful and balanced expression.”
For the meeting room, Christine Rudolph has created a design that facilitates group meetings as well as slightly old-fashioned private interaction. Greenery is also incorporated to provide new energy to the visitors. She says, “The room will allow visitors to take a break from the stress of daily activities and experience nature’s tempo and silence – while also offering cutting-edge technological equipment.”
The theme ‘Nature is back for good!’ reflects on how modern man longs for nature. Plants and greenery have started getting more access into our lives, in both homes and public spaces. Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the world’s largest meeting place for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design, for both home and public environments.
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