Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017
The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair continues to grow and strengthen its position as the most important meeting place for Scandinavian design. The number of foreign visitors increased significantly as seen at the 2017 edition of the fair, which ran from February 7 to 11. In total, Stockholmsmässan welcomed over 40,000 visitors.
There is considerable interest from abroad, and this interest is growing. Almost 10,700 foreign visitors came to the fair, which is an increase of more than 6.5% compared to last year. The visitors came from 80 countries, compared to 60 last year, which corresponds to an increase of more than 30%. The most well-represented countries were Norway (2,586), Finland (1,519), Denmark (1,285) and Germany (651).
Cecilia Nyberg, Project Area Manager for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, said, “We are extremely pleased that our international reputation is continuing to grow. We have also started an exciting collaboration with the City of Stockholm that revolves around a joint vision to promote Stockholm as Scandinavia’s display window for the world when it comes to design and architecture. We have received a lot of very positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors. Many have mentioned the high quality of our exhibitors, exhibitions and lectures.”
Designer Jasper Morrison shared, “It´s a very smart fair and I love being here. I´m not visiting that many fairs but I´m trying to make space for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in my program as often as possible. I feel very comfortable here and appreciate to work with Scandinavian companies.”