Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


Trends & Finds

Stockholm Design Week 2015

Having returned for its 13th year, the Stockholm Design Week is an institution on the global calendar. As the Scandinavian trend of bold minimalist style continues, I’m more and more excited each year by what I see.

The guest of honour this year was Ilse Crawford, who recreated her London studio in the centre of the fair as a space for visitors to reflect on how design affects us in our everyday lives.

The Greenhouse area is always a highlight, unveiling the newcomers on the scene who excite. Here are four of my favourites:

Lisbon based designer Alexandra Goncalves made an impression with strong woodwork and interesting metal frames. These pieces were from her new ‘Naturally Collection’ – statement pieces but with form and function.


Toronto’s M-S-D-S Studio impressed with style that I could definitely see in my own home. Traditional Scandinavian design was enhanced with rich upholstery and unique shapes in everyday items.


I am in love with a calming blue and green palette right now and so Ida Naslund‘s stunning prints captured my eye. Inspired by Sweden’s natural landscapes, the designs are aesthetically poetic and will perfectly complement a classic or contemporary scheme.


Continuing with blue hues was Minjia Wang. These delightful tiny porcelain vases, decanters and jugs feature tactile soft finishes. With handmade a focus in design for 2015, the collection is on trend yet incredibly timeless. I’d cluster with a set of Oly San Francisco Beijing Vases for a beautiful vignette.


See more in the gallery…


Caitlan N

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