Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks

10/02/2021 - 11/02/2021
Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks invites the most interesting and creative speakers from around the world and Scandinavia. The program is designed to promote knowledge and innovation and cause evolution within the fields of design and architecture. Here we present and analyze the latest projects, we forecast trends, we dig deep into the most intriguing current debates – we challenge to think differently and to inspire our visitors. The list of speakers includes a number of prominent names: Vo Throng Nghia, Anders Lendager, Rossana Orlandi, Charles Renfro, Pierre Yovanovitch, Fokke Moerel, Thomas Sandell, Camilla van Deurs and Carlos Moreno to name a few. Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks is is divided into four tracks: THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE - Wednesday morning THE FUTURE OF SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN - Wednesday afternoon THE FUTURE OF THE OFFICE - Thursday morning THE FUTURE OF THE CITY - Thursday afternoon The talks closed feb 11th 2021 - welcome back to Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks – a part of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair!

Talks 2021

  • 10 February
  • 11 February

One-on-one with Vo Trong Nghia: Designing urban environments with nature in mind

09:00 09:30

Vo Trong  Nghia

Panel discussion: Reinterpreting Scandinavian Vernacular

09:40 10:10

Mark  Isitt

Anders  Johansson

Hanna Michelson

Thomas Sandell

Lecture with Anders Lendager: From trash to buildings - sharing insights into sustainable and upcycled architecture

10:20 10:50

Anders Lendager

Panel discussion: When architecture speaks up for public space

11:00 11:30

Claes Britton

Martin Ehn Hillberg

Mark  Isitt

Camilla  van Deurs

Keynote: Fokke Moerel - What architecture can do

11:40 12:10

Fokke Moerel

Panel discussion: Swedish Design Movement – positioning Sweden internationally through sustainable design

12:20 12:50

Cecilia Ask Engström

Jenny  Bergström

Mark  Isitt

Mats Widbom

Panel discussion: Scandinavian craftmanship and locality

13:00 13:30

Simon Anund

Kasper Holst Pedersen

Hanna Nova Beatrice

Lilian de Souza

Panel discussion: Boundless Swedish Design - the story behind the export success

13:40 14:10

Cecilia Ask Engström

Jenny  Bergström

Nasim Koerting

Mimi Lindau Rikardsson

Cristiano  Pigazzini

Panel discussion: Urban living-rooms - Sustainable interiors in wood

14:20 14:50

Maria  Orvesten

Lisa  Daram

Ola Rune

Panel discussion: Beckmans, Konstfack and Malmstens: Engines in the innovative economy of Stockholm

15:00 15:30

Arpie Amirians

Gustav  Carlstein

Lia  Forslund

Stina Larsson

One-on-one: A conversation with Rossana Orlandi, design gallerist & curator

15:40 16:10

Marcus  Fairs

Rossana  Orlandi

Nominees for Guldstolen – Nominerade till Guldstolen

16:35 17:00

Mark  Isitt

Creating community - the dynamic workplace strategy of Spotify

08:30 09:00

Sonya Simmonds

Panel discussion: Tomorrow's workspace design

09:10 09:40

Lena   Lid Falkman

Jens  Fager

Nasim Koerting

Paulina Modlitba Söderlund

Panel discussion: Circular procurement – how to integrate circular economy in practice

09:50 10:20

Dag  Duberg

Anna Graaf

Paulina Modlitba Söderlund

Nick Shute

Panel discussion: Future use of spaces

10:30 11:00

Anna Harbom

Torsten Hild

Kristin  Östberg

Lecture with Louise Byg Kongsholm: Corona consequences

11:10 11:40

Louise  Byg Kongsholm

Lecture with Thomas Møller Jensen: Leading the retail industry into the future

11:50 12:20

Thomas  Møller Jensen

Lunch talk: A global growth rocket - a conversation with Fredrik Palm, partner and CEO at Desenio

12:20 12:50

Fredrik  Palm

Lecture with Carlos Moreno: The 15-minute city - a new vision of urban living

13:00 13:40

Carlos Moreno

Panel discussion: Looking back in order to look forward

13:50 14:20

Mark  Isitt

Martin  Rörby

Monica von Schmalensee

Panel discussion: The changing nature of the cities and their impact on our living

14:30 15:00

James Bidwell

Li Pamp

David  Schill

Viktoria Walldin

Keynote: Open City by Charles Renfro, architect and partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

15:10 16:00

Charles   Renfro

One-on-one: A conversation with Pierre Yovanovitch, interior architect and designer

16:10 16:40

Pierre  Yovanovitch

Award ceremony: Born Classic

16:50 17:00

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Speakers 2021

Anders Johansson

Architect
Södersvik Arkitektur-produktion
Anders Johansson is an architect with his own practice, with a focus on exploratory projects for public spaces, urban construction and more recently in wood construction. Anders has been professor and head of the School of Architecture at KTH. Anders is also the Swedish chairman of the International Architectural Competition Europe. Together with Anja Thedenius, Anders was awarded the Swedish Wood Award 2020 for his project Ateljé Södersvik.

10 February

Anders Lendager

Founder & architect
Lendager Group & ARC
BIOGRAPHY OF ANDERS LENDAGER
Architect Anders Lendager is CEO and founder of Lendager Group. Lendager Group has established itself as one of the strongest and most influen­tial companies in Denmark around sustainable architecture.
Anders Lendager graduated as an architect from the Aarhus School of Archi­tecture. He is recognized as a sustainability pioneer, who is known for pushing the boundaries to make the Danish construction industry more sustainable and circular. His pioneering spirit is represented on the board of the Danish Association of Architectural Firms, as member of the SDG Accelerator’s Advisory Board by the United Nations, as visiting professor at Aarhus School of Architecture - as well as different committees leading climate action and environmental development.

Anders has mastered the art of rethinking the foundation for how we go about construction projects and for how to generate new methods for upcycling of materials - thus creating a healthy, green and circular world for us all through the built environment.


SHORT COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Lendager Group is a game changer in the built environment. We create innovative solutions, building materials and architecture within sustainability, circular economy and resource efficiency. Through our projects we ensure that materials are circulated and kept at their highest possible value - without compromising on quality nor aesthetics.

10 February

Anna Graaf

Sustainability director
White
Anna has over 20 years of experience of sustainability within architecture, design and urban planning. Since 2012 she is Director of Sustainability at White and responsible for strategies, services and methodologies for sustainability at a company level as well as for their projects. She has at the moment high focus on how architecture and design can support the transition towards a climate positive future. Circular design and circular economy will be crucial for that change.

11 February

Anna Harbom

Architect SIR/MSA and product designer
Reform Arkitekter
Specializing in offices, Anna knows the importance of getting to know the customer, understanding the needs to be able to develop programs and concepts that are adapted to each particular business.
As former self-employed in product design followed by seven years at H&M and Arket, where Anna worked with shop interior design, she is also well acquainted with the process from sketch to finished product and has a deep understanding of the entire development process in interior design.

11 February

Arpie Amirians

Beckmans College of Design

10 February

Camilla van Deurs

City architect Copenhagen
Camilla van Deurs has been Chief City Architect for the City of Copenhagen since February 2019, working to shape a more livable capital in one of the worlds most sustainable cities. Before taking up her role Camilla was a partner with Gehl Architects, board member of the Danish Architects Association and an external professor at Copenhagen University. Camilla holds a master of Architecture and a PhD in Urban Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.

10 February

Carlos Moreno

co-Founder & Scientific Director “Entrepreneurship, Territory, Innovation” Chair IAE
Paris - Pantheon Sorbonne University
University professor, French of Colombian origin, Carlos Moreno is an international scientific personality. Recognized specialist of the intelligent control of the complex systems, he is also a pioneer in the field of the intelligent cities with his vision of a Human Smart City, a living city, of which he is one of the initiators and the organizers on the world scene.
Chairing the Scientific Committee of the International Forum of the Human Smart City, Live in a living City, he wants to contribute with that community to a vision of the Smart City of tomorrow as a citizen-centric city, a city which places people and life through services and uses at the heart of the issues.
Deeply committed to science, progress and creativity, he strives to bring together scientific disciplines and professionals in the innovation ecosystem — from industry to start-ups — with a focus on a cross-disciplinary approach.
In his approach to serve the general interest, he strives to build connections as intermediary between various worlds that often are far from each other. He also contributes to the dissemination and to the popularization of science, technology and their urban applications, chairing or participating in Scientific Councils, Committees of Program or events in the national or international medias.
Since February 2015, Professor Carlos Moreno is the Mayor of Paris’ Special Envoy for Smart Cities. In September 2018, Professor Moreno was appointed Academic Board Member of the Strate Design School in Singapore. Professor Moreno is Associate Professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne / IAE Sorbonne Business
School, as well as Scientific Director and co-founder of the Chair “Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation”.

11 February

Cecilia Ask Engström

Head of Industrial Development
The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry
Cecilia Ask Engström works as a director of industrial development at TMF. TMF is the organization for the Swedish wood and furniture industry representing around 750 companies. TMF lead all kinds of development projects for the Swedish furniture and interior industry. In recent years a more concentrated focus on working for an even more sustainable and circular industry has evolved. Cecilia represents Sweden in the board of EFIC, the organization for the European furniture industry.

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Charles Renfro

Architect and partner
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Charles Renfro joined Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) in 1997 and became a partner in 2004. Charles led the design for a number of projects including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and Zaryadye Park, a 35-acre park adjacent to the Kremlin in Moscow. Charles has also led a number of academic projects at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Brown University, and the University of Chicago, and is currently designing new facilities for Columbia University, and the University of Toronto. He is also currently leading the renovation of Dallas's Kalita Humphreys Theater - Frank Lloyd Wright's only built free-standing theater. Abroad, Charles is leading the design of the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro, and led the design of the Tianjin Juilliard School, recently completed in China. He is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts.

11 February

Claes Britton

Journalist och writer
Claes Britton is a writer, journalist and creative director who has been active in Stockholm’s architecture and urban planning debate since the 1990s, most recently about the controversial “Golden Bridge” in central Stockholm. In fall 2021, he will publish his biography over Sweden’s world famous museum director Pontus Hultén (Albert Bonniers Förlag).

10 February

Cristiano Pigazzini

Design Manager
NOTE Design Studio
My name is Cristiano Pigazzini, I work as a design manager and I amoneof the foundersof the Note studio. I grewup in Lecco, a small townoverlooking Lake Como. Since 2004 I havelived in Stockholm, with my girlfriend and twochildrenaged 6 and 12. I have an education in design management and economics, I love football, electronicmusic and, walking in the mountains.

10 February

Dag Duberg

Sustainability manager
Tarkett
Dag has a Master degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and has been active in the flooring industry since the late 80’s. In the 90’s Dag worked at the Swedish National Flooring Trade’s Association where he contributed to the development of the Swedish system for Building Material Declarations and the FLEC emission test standard as well as the Swedish collection system for installation waste from vinyl floors. In his present role at Tarkett Dag supports the Nordic countries in launching different take back systems for flooring waste, scouts for new materials and recycling technologies and he is a popular speaker on topics related to circular economy.

11 February

David Schill

Marketing Director
Aritco Lift

11 February

Fokke Moerel

Architect and partner
MVRDV
MVRDV partner Fokke Moerel was one of the first architects to join MVRDV in 1998. She leads projects with a focus on public and cultural works, transformations and interior design all around the globe. Fokke has completed award-winning designs such as the Baltyk office tower in Poznan, Poland, the Book Mountain Library in Spijkenisse and the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam. Within her studio she also leads the interior design team at MVRDV and she is overseeing the construction of Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the first publicly accessible art depot in the world, which will open its doors in 2021 in Rotterdam. Fokke has taught at Harvard and Cambridge together with MVRDV cofounder Nathalie de Vries, and at the Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

10 February

Fredrik Palm

Partner and CEO
Desenio
Fredrik has become a scale up wizard building early stage ecommerce companies into international high growth stories. Having previously been heading companies such as Lekmer, Room21 and Tretti, Fredrik has now taken design and ecommerce company Desenio from the Nordics to currently 35 countries with revenue growing from 28 MSEK to more than 1 BSEK in five years and recently also joined CAIA Cosmetics as chairman of the board.

11 February

Gustav Carlstein

Malmstens

10 February

Hanna Michelson

Architect
Fria Folket
Hanna Michelson is a freelance architect based in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been practicing architecture since 2011, most recently at Tham & Videgård Arkitekter where she worked up until march 2020.
After her graduation from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in the year of 2008, she spent three years working as a textile- and printdesigner for the Swedish fashion company Filippa K.
Through her approach to architecture by way of textile design she has grounded a specific basis for her profession as an architect using all available techniques for synthesizing form, function, materials, construction and aesthetics.
Her current platform Fria Folket is a multidisciplinary project investigating the different aspects of spaces, joints and materiality in the context of living.
Hanna Michelson’s project ”The Lofthouse” commissioned by Bergaliv Landscape Hotel is one of the twelve nominees for the prestigious Swedish Wood Award 2020.

10 February

Hanna Nova Beatrice

The New Era Magazine
Hanna Nova Beatrice is the founder and Editor in Chief of The New Era Magazine. She is a design writer, moderator and creative director with a strong presence in design and publishing. She has previously been editor in chief of magazines such as Residence, Form and Plaza Interior and she is the founding editor of My Residence. She has written and edited a number of books including Behind the scenes in the design industry.

10 February

James Bidwell

Co-founder
Re_Set
James Bidwell is co-founder of Re_Set, a leading next generation strategy consultancy for innovation and sustainability whose mission is to ensure its clients thrive in a disrupted world. Re_Set empowers and equips businesses and governments to make a positive global impact and create a new vision of success. He is also the owner and Chair of Springwise, the world’s largest source of global innovations. Committed to positive change, Springwise is essential reading for CEOs, innovators, investors, educators and corporates from all sectors. Both companies are members of 1% for the planet and certified B Corporations, part of a growing community of businesses committed to redefining the role of business in society as a force for good. James specialises in leading positive and transformational change in business and has held many Board level and CEO roles. He outlines his philosophy in his book, Disrupt! 100 Lessons in Business Innovation, published by Hachette and now an Amazon best seller. He was listed in the Financial Times Creative Business Top 50, and named as one of London’s 1000 most influential by the London Evening Standard. During his time as Marketing Director at Selfridges, he was described as the “ring master extraordinaire” and “a theatrical agitator”.




11 February

Jenny Bergström

Project Manager Swedish Design Movement
The Swedish Institute
Jenny Bergström works as project manager at the Swedish Institute, where she is responsible for the governmental initiative Swedish Design Movement, a program that aims to profile Sweden as a design nation internationally and boosting export of sustainable products and services.

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Jens Fager

Designer
Jens studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), and broke through with his RAW chair. Jens has attracted much attention as a designer both at home and around Europe. “Everything is and will be different. The core is to treat every product in an honest way, to find the main function to reach simplicity. To make it more functional, efficient and beautiful with less impact on nature. With a sense of humour, surrealism and poetry. Our field of work circles around everyday life, the essential needs and daily experiences. By challenging the producer and the production in the industry, we can achieve something better and more fun. A product we are in need of, which in a natural way can last a long time”. Jens describes his philosophy as a designer.
Everything is and will be different. The core of our philosophy is to treat every product honestly; to find its central function and reduce the product to its essence. We work with engineers, fabricators, specialists, and manufacturers to create functional and beautiful objects efficiently and sustainably. We strive to imbue every object with a sense of humour, surrealism and poetry.
Our field of work circles around everyday life, the essential needs and daily experiences. By challenging the producer and production in the industry, we endeavor to create something better.

11 February

Kasper Holst Pedersen

PP Møbler

10 February

Kristin Östberg

Arkitekt SIR/MSA, founder and CEO
Indicum interior architects
Kristin has been active as an interior designer for more than 20 years, with a broad competence and assignments in Italy and Sweden. Her driving forces are the desire to change the approach to interior architecture and the knowledge that it is important for all people, groups and for society at large: it is through interior architecture that people experience space. She is also driven by the urgency of climate issues. Kristin runs, among other things, the project Hållbar Interiör (Sustainable Interiors), which aims to obtain an environmental certification for interior design

11 February

Lena Lid Falkman

Teacher and Researcher
Stockholm School of Economics
Lena is a researcher in leadership and organization who over the past ten years has investigated how digitalisation changes how we work, collaborate, live and lead. She has researched activity-based offices; self-leadership in modern ways of working and what it is like to work from home during the pandemic. Lena is an often invited lecturer on leadership and self-leadership in the new working life.

11 February

Lia Forslund

Lia Forslund is a Stockholm-born, London-based, writer, strategist and speaker. Her work is interdisciplinary, ranging across categories of communication, specialising in art, design and architecture. As a design writer, she regularly contributes to magazines like Monocle and Disegno.

10 February

Lilian de Souza

Atelier Sandemar

10 February

Li Pamp

Moderator

11 February

Lisa Daram

Architect SAR/MSA
Lisa has been working with investigations and research publishing in the field of Architecture since twenty years, first in Sweden's former National Council for Architecture Form and Design and then in The Foundation of Arkus. Since two years she runs her own business within the same area.

10 February

Louise Byg Kongsholm

Owner of Pej gruppen, trend forecaster and keynote speaker
Pej gruppen

11 February

Marcus Fairs

Marcus Fairs is founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen. He is the first digital journalist to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The honour, for "the enormous contribution he has made to architecture," was bestowed in January 2017.

In 2018 he was named one of the 1,000 most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. Other accolades he has won include journalist of the year and business editor of the year.

As founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen, Marcus has won awards including the BSME's Business Web Editor of the Year in 2013. In the same year he was named one of the 100 most influential figures in the UK creative industries by the Hospital Club. In 2011, French magazine Architectural Digest placed him in the 100 Qui Comptent list of the most important figures in global design.

10 February

Maria Orvesten

Architect
White
Maria has held an instrumental role in White’s Skellefteå Cultural Centre
project, Sweden's tallest building in wood construction. From the competitionphase to the current implementation, Maria has been the lead contact foroperational issues, theatre stages, art galleries and the library. Thedevelopment of the cultural centre is pioneering, exploring new methodswithin the field of large-scale wood construction techniques.

10 February

Mark Isitt

Journalist och författare
Mark Isitt är journalist och författare uppvuxen på ön Marstrand. Han har skrivit om stadsutveckling, arkitektur och design sedan slutet av 80-talet för både svenska och utländska tidskrifter och har inkluderats i en antologi över Sveriges bästa journalistik. Mark var tidigare chefredaktör och ansvarig utgivare för den nordiska kvartalstidskriften Forum och verkar idag bland annat som arkitekturkritiker på Göteborgs-Posten. Han har rik erfarenhet av juryarbeten, har bedömt både Design S, Europan och Sveriges arkitekters Sienapriset, varit examinator på Konstfack och isländska konstakademin och är flitigt anlitad föreläsare.

När ett av Storbritanniens mest populära arkitekturprogram, Grand Designs, nu kommer till Sverige har TV4 valt Mark Isitt som programledare. Mark tar med oss till spektakulära och personligt utformade byggnader för att inspirera oss och dela med sig av sina kunskaper.

Mark har skrivit eller bidragit till ett flertal böcker inom arkitektur. 2015 inledde han ett samarbete med Sveriges Radio där han idag är programledare för Stadsinspektionen i P1. 2016 startade han arkitekturförlaget Frank Press tillsammans med grafiska designern Igor Kazakov; duon har släppt flera böcker, bland annat Stockholm Sub (2018), om Stockholms tunnelbanas arkitektur. 2008 mottog Mark Isitt Spot City-priset för sina artiklar om stadsplanering och segregation i Göteborgs-Posten. 2019 tilldelades han Sveriges arkitekters utmärkelse Kritikerpriset.

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Martin Ehn Hillberg

Head of Office
White
Martin has been at White for 25 years, with a background in landscape architecture, working with sustainability and accessibility. His projects have included park refurbishments, urban renewal projects and national parks. In 2013 Martin was awarded the Swedish Architect Society’s Siena Prize for 'Best Landscape Architecture Project of the Year', for Hamra National Park Entryways. He consistently strives to unlock the potential of green experiences for all in the city.

10 February

Martin Rörby

Arkitekturhistoriker

11 February

Mats Widbom

CEO
Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design)
Mats Widbom, CEO, Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design)
Mats Widbom is since 2018 the managing director of Svensk Form (The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design).
Mats has many years of national and international experience in the museum sector and public diplomacy. He holds a degree of architecture and is well-versed in the area of design, having held positions including head of design, architecture and urban environment during Stockholm Cultural Capital of Europe 1998, artistic director at the Swedish Traveling Exhibitions and cultural counsellor at Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC where a series of design exhibitions was held at the then newly opened House of Sweden. Most recently, Mats Widbom was director of the Swedish Institute in Paris, as well as cultural counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden between 2012 - 2017.

10 February

Mimi Lindau Rikardsson

CMO
Blå Station
Mimi Lindau Rikardsson is one of the founders and owners of the furniture design company Bla Station. Together with her brother Johan they strive to put such furniture in production that they believe deserves a place in the market. Mimi’s background is with the fashion industry but since Bla Station started in 1986 it has been to create a company with strong values around sustainability, functionality and design. She is driven by curiosity and desire to find what is not already seen and discovered. On a daily business she is head of Export, Marketing and Communication and on her free time she looks for treasures in whatever shape they may come, chantarelles, amber or flee market finds.

10 February

Monica von Schmalensee

Senior architect
White
Monica von Schmalensee is a senior architect at White Arkitekter. In her role as CEO of the company from 2010-2017 she established the practice internationally and doubled its size. She continues to develop the practice in her current role as senior strategic advisor.

Monica was awarded Community Builder of Year 2016 by the organisation ‘Swedish professionals for the built environment’ and in 2017 she was named the second most powerful person in Swedish architecture and design by publication Tidskriften Rum.

Since 2017 she is one of the Mayor's Design Advocates, a collection of individuals who are called upon to support the Mayor of London and his staff in the delivery of the Good Growth by Design agenda, through advocacy, critique and research.

During 2018 Monica was appointed by the government as chairman of the "Sustainable Cities Council" and she was recently appointed new Chairman of the Board at the Form / Design Center.

Monica is often engaged as a keynote speaker at a wide range of renowned international conferences.

11 February

Nasim Koerting

Head of Design
TOG (The Office Group), London
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Nasim Köerting joined TOG in 2019 as Head of Design after founding and running London-based design practice Studio Köerting. Trained as an interior architect and designer, Nasim has worked for a number of leading award-winning practices, including HASSELL and Softroom architects. At TOG, Nasim leads a team of in-house architects and designers, overseeing all of the business's creative output, including the planning of both new and refurbished work spaces. In her role, she also appoints and works collaboratively with external architecture practices to design and develop interior concepts and products for flexible work environments in every new work space that TOG opens.


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Nick Shute

Analyst
Dodds & Shute
Nick Shute is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Dodds & Shute a London based Procurement and Consultancy Firm. For the last few years his focus has been on calling for a more transparent and responsible furniture industry and making his business a case study for positive change. First by developing a means of calculating the carbon impact of each project and offsetting the carbon footprint and secondly by devising an audit of their entire supply chain so they could judge and measure the sustainable performance of each manufacturer.

Dodds & Shute are a design-led platform dedicated to sourcing the most sustainable products. We work with designers and architects to supply furniture & lighting to Hospitality, Office, Restaurant and Residential projects both locally and internationally.

Our Mission is to instigate real change in the design sector. Our supply chain audit gives us a unique way of measuring the industry and we use this to attempt to overhaul the way we consider what is acceptable in terms of manufacturing and specification. We are optimistic that the design sector can evolve into a transparent and responsible force of change.

11 February

Ola Rune

Architect SIR/MSA and designer
CKR
Educated at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, in Stockholm, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, in Copenhagen, and Southwark College of Art and Design, in London.
Founded Claesson Koivisto Rune with Mårten Claesson and Eero Koivisto in 1995.

10 February

Paulina Modlitba Söderlund

Moderator
Paulina Modlitba holds a degree in media technology from both KTH and MIT Media Lab and has many years of experience working with communication, marketing and PR in companies like Bonnier AB, Stardoll, Nokia, SVT and Toca Boca. She is also a sought after thought leader, moderator and workshop facilitator,and has been in the Digitalization Commission's Expert Council for several years.
Today, Paulina runs her own consulting business, where she among other things, helps companies increase their digital skills, marketing and communication. She has also been on the board of the communication agency Family Sthlm for four years.

In 2018, Paulina was awarded "Alumn of the Year" at KTH.

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Pierre Yovanovitch

Interior architect and designer
Pierre Yovanovitch began his practice in 2001 after a career in menswear design for Pierre Cardin led him to hone in on his passion for interior architecture. Based in Paris, France, with an office in New York City, Pierre now leads a team of over 40 employees. As founder and Principal of his agency, Yovanovitch has received international acclaim for his work designing furniture and lighting, residences, retail and hospitality spaces around the globe.
Known for his mastery of volume and space, a central focus of Yovanovitch’s interiors projects is his collaborative design work with contemporary artists and Europe’s most renowned craftsmen. As an avid contemporary art collector himself, Yovanovitch works closely with a roster of renowned artists such as: Daniel Buren, Ugo Rondinone, James Turrell, Tadashi Kawamata and Klara Kristalova, to name a few, to create site-specific works for which his interiors. Art is an integral component of Yovanovitch’s design work which serves as the backbone of his interiors.
Yovanovitch is equally known for his ability to seamlessly combine contemporary and vintage works into his interiors projects. He works regularly with distinguished contemporary art, antique, and design galleries to incorporate vintage design elements in his spaces. Yovanovitch is particularly fond of classic Scandinavian and American design works from the 1930s to 1960s (Frits Henningsen, Axel Einar Hjorth, Paavo Tynell, Flemming Lassen, Paul Laszlo, Paul Frankl, Terrence Harold Robsjohn- Gibbings, James Mont, Harvey Probber, etc.)
Since beginning his practice, Pierre has worked with specialty craftsmen to create custom “haute facture” furniture and lighting pieces for his projects. Building off of the success of these custom pieces with clients, in 2017, he went on to debut his first standalone collection of furniture, OOPS, with R & Company gallery in New York and then in 2019 he debuted LOVE at R & Company’s new Tribeca gallery. These collections catapulted his furniture and lighting design into an equally established facet of his business which has now run parallel to his interiors work.

11 February

Rossana Orlandi

Design gallerist & curator
After 30 years in the fashion world, she left it all behind in 2002 to open an art and design gallery which immediately became a true Design hot spot.

“I was born in Cassano Magnano, in the province of Varese, in a small town surrounded by nature. Growing up in the countryside was fantastic. My parents had a spinning mill; they were very strict and I could not go in there. So when I wasn't at school with the nuns or out in the open air I locked myself in the attic, where I read, painted, drew, surrounded by all the things I loved. "

The last of four siblings, two boys and a girl much older than her, she had the great honor of meeting Coco Chanel in her atelier at 14 years old, when she accompanied her sister Susy Gandini to try on a suit. As the years progressed Rossana grew up and studied at the school for interpreters, travelling to Ireland and England to perfect her English: "It was unusual at that time for a woman just over 18 to go alone". On her return to Italy she began to study fashion at Marangoni, making her entrance to the world by specializing in knitwear: yarns, color cards, stitches, designs jacquard fabrics: “From those threads, a world was born”. She exhibited at Pitti Filati with great success. “I loved working on machines to create new patterns and stitches with yarns and colors ”. Her skill was rewarded through collaborations and consultations for Beppe Modenese, Miss Deanna and later such iconic names as Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Issey Miyake, Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani. "At the beginning, it was very difficult, but then you fight and move on...Those were exciting, wonderful years. Fashion has been a great school, a job that has always forced me to have my eyes extremely open ".

Then fashion started to lose its spontaneity for Rossana Orlandi; it became too "methodical, timed, almost compulsive". And so Ro, as her friends (which is half the world) call her, turned her attention to where creativity runs free and spontaneously: Design.

It was in the early years of the new millennium that, whilst looking for a place in Milan for her children, she came across what would become, in the words of the international press and after painstaking labor of love and passion, one of the eight most important Galleries in the world.

She began with small pieces that she juxtaposed as components of an aesthetic dialogue where objects communicate with each other, outside of place and time. Her curious intelligence and intuition guided her around the world, travelling according to the calendars of what are now called Design Weeks. The Dutch school fascinated her, and it was here that she discovered the names that would make her one of the foremost explorers of Design. Formafantasma, Nacho Carbonell, Piet Hein Eek: these are just some of the names that, having made their start in the basement of her Gallery (now an iconic lucky charm among the design community), are now guests in museum collections.

Number 14, via Matteo Bandello is one of the best-known addresses among design addicts and those who come from all five continents to Milan, where the various Design Weeks are among the most important dates of the year. Ro literally works magic in this place. The courtyard, covered with the nearly centennial strawberry grape vines ("one of my dearest prides" she says), becomes the focal point on every Milanese map. The first floor is covered with the famous "cuvettes that we keep upside down if they are empty" which, from the early to the late 1900s, housed the fabrics and yarns of Prochnovnich, one of the most renowned tie factories of the period.

The Design world is on full display at the Ro Gallery, which both launches and solidifies designers and artists. It is here that Rossana Orlandi turns Contemporary Design into Collectible Design, likening it to the rare and vintage selections made famous by international auctions in the field. Rossana Orlandi takes such good care of "my designers" that for them she becomes their mom, mamma, mamà, mut.

Ever conscious of the world that surrounds her, she examines the topic of Plastic and tackles the problems related to the pollution-induced by this subject with a critical spirit. Once again, her personality emerges and her voice is out of the box, with her theory that " Plastic is not guilty: abuse and misuse of plastic are the real problems.” This theory has become reality: she designs and curates, together with her daughter Nicoletta Orlandi Brugnoni, the international project RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC. "When I began to hypothesize that Plastic is not to blame and to share this concept of mine, they literally crucified me. So I wanted to demonstrate it, starting from the ideal place for me: Design, the same innovative medium that has always used plastic as a material to create."

In 2018 they launched the spin-off Guilty Feeling, an all Day Dialogue entrusted to personalities from various sectors to address the theme of Plastic Pollution from a psychological point of view with stories of exploratory journeys, scientific research, production and investigative journalism.

The first edition of the RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC project launched at Milan Design Week 2019 and included the first Ro Plastic Prize, an international challenge launched on Instagram and the internet and aimed at creatives from all over the world, of all ages, to try their hand at recycled plastic design. The competition was divided into four categories along with the Ro Master Plastic Pieces, a creative performance-exhibition of 27 of the most famous designers and artists in the world.

It was a success! In 2020, despite the "blackdown" and "digital" takeover of society, over 50,000 visitors attended the 10-day event which was held during Milan Design City. The second edition of the Ro Plastic Prize received over 600 applications from all five continents around the world, more than double the year before. In total, the five categories attracted over 1200 candidates from sixty-five countries. For the Master session, Rossana Orlandi presented WE ARE NATURE, a dialogue between Art, Design and Technology towards an ethical and aesthetic coexistence between Man and Nature. The number of visitors to the exhibition went far beyond anyone’s expectations due to the restrictions caused by Covid.


2021 will see the third edition of RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC, again at the Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum, now the project's de facto home. It will be held in September 2021 to mark the occasion of the official post-Covid Milan Design Week, that the entire design world anxiously awaits, and toward which it is passionately working

10 February

Simon Anund

Verk

10 February

Sonya Simmonds

Head of Workplace, Design & Build Global Workplace Services
Spotify Sweden AB
Sonya has worked in award winning office design & architecture projects globally for companies, such as Bloomberg, Discovery Networks, Schroders, DICE EAGames, PepsiCo. Most recently, she leads Spotify’s Design & Build projects as the companies Global head of Design & Build.
She is passionate about reflecting company visions and values through design and architecture–blending local culture and global branding into sustainable, experiential and inclusive designs which aim to work well and look great too.

11 February

Stina Larsson

Konstfack

10 February

Thomas Møller Jensen

Managing Director and Global Retail Expert
Boston Consulting Group Sweden
As a Senior Partner and Managing Director in BCG’s Stockholm office, Thomas has recently taken on the role of Managing Partner for BCG Sweden. He has spent the past 18 years with BCG across three offices—Stockholm, Copenhagen, Melbourne—serving clients across a breadth of industries, with a primary focus on consumer-facing companies.
His true passion lies in helping large Retailers and Consumer Goods companies adapt to the new realities of an increasingly global and digital world. This includes everything from getting companies back on track through full transformations of core to helping clients find new growth from digital and analytics.
Over the years Thomas’ functional focus has spanned from corporate development and strategy topics, to more organizational and operational ones. During the past few years he has increasingly focused on how advancements in analytics are fundamentally transforming the nature of retail.

11 February

Thomas Sandell

Architect
SandellSanderg
Thomas Sandell is one of the most highly acclaimed architects and designers in Sweden, renowned for furniture design, interiors and several influential architectural projects.
Thomas Sandell was born in 1959 at Jacobstad in Finland. He received his masters of architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1990.
Sandellsandberg was founded in 1995 by Thomas Sandell, Ulf Sandberg and Joakim Uebel. As one of the first practices in Sweden fusing architecture, design and advertising, sandellsandberg challenged the conventional design business model.
He is currently working on several commercial- and housing projects in Scandinavia. As a furniture designer, Thomas Sandell has collaborated with several Swedish and international furniture producers, such as Artek, Asplund, B&B Italia, Cappellini, CBI, de Padova, Gärsnäs, IKEA of Sweden and Källemo.
His design has been the recipient of several awards, 11 Utmärkt svensk form (Swedish design award), Red Dot design award 2002 för Ikea Vågö, Metropolitain Home award 2003, The lamp of the year for Leucos Bottle 2007, The Kasper Salin award (nominated) 2008. His work has been published internationally.

10 February

Torsten Hild

Arkitekt SIR/MSA
Chair of the Academy of Interior Architecture
Runs his own office; 2hild AB in Borås and works part time as Professor of furniture design at HDK-Valand Steneby at the University of Gothenburg.
In his own business Torsten focuses on interior architecture for public environments with cutting-edge expertise in methodology of the early stages of projects. The focus is on business-adapted interior architecture, where the user's perceived environment is the starting point for the creation of human environments. Torsten is passionate about the value and role of interior architecture in community building and puts a lot of effort into working for the survival of interior architecture and interior architects as a subject and profession.

11 February

Viktoria Walldin

Anthropologist
White
Viktoria är socialantropolog med gedigen erfarenhet av arbetsmetoder som fokuserar på socia­la aspekter vid stadsplanering och arkitektur. Hon har genomfört åtskilliga dialogkonsultationer med allmänheten, tjänstemän, olika förvaltningar och politiker. Tillsammans med arkitekter fokuserar Viktoria på att utveckla förståelsen för samspelet mel­lan brukares beteende och i relation till den fysiska miljön. Målsättningen är ta tillvara på och ut­veckla platsers och byggnaders sociala värden och potential med sikte på människors behov. Detta för en hållbar stadsutveckling.

11 February

Vo Trong Nghia

Architect and founder
Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vo Trong Nghia is seen as a visionary in the field of architecture and urban design. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, VTN Architects infuses its work with lushly planted walls, hanging vines, structure-piercing trees, weathered stones, and sunken landscapes.
It also incorporates traditional Vietnamese building techniques, like complex bamboo trusses, perforated blocks, cooling water systems, shaded terraces, and thatched roofs. VTN Architects is also is expanding into prefab housing, urban farms, green towers, parks, and urban plans around Asia.
All these efforts are infused with a resolute vision: the creation of Green Architecturethat merges nature, local vernacular, and — through modern materials and methods — contemporary design. VTN Architects sees such work as a way not only to refine the urban environment but also to provide a sense of peace in the world. His entire staff meditates at least two hours a day, and they need to adhere to strict moral precepts, refraining from, among other things, drinking alcohol, smoking or lying.
The studio won the 2019 Dezeen Architect of the year award, as well as the2016 Prince Claus Award, for forward-thinking architects making a positive impact on society.

10 February

The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry

Collaborating partner


The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry - Trä- och Möbelföretagen (TMF) - is the national trade and employers' association of the wood processing and furniture industry in Sweden.

Swedish design does not stop at our borders. Today, our furniture and interior design companies set the mood in public environments, workspaces and private homes around the world. Our high demands on sustainability and circularity - in combination with professionalism, creativity and innovation - have created a demand for Swedish products. Sweden furnishes and decorates the world. With boundless design.

Swedish Boundless Design
Get inspired by Swedish projects from our members – projects that takes places all over the world – you will find them in TMF:s export campaign: Swedish Boundless Design

WEB TALK: Boundless Swedish Design - the story behind the export success

We recommend you to join our free WEB TALK
Boundless Swedish Design - the story behind the export success, the 10 of February at 1.40-2.10 pm. The webtalk is part of Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks, 10-11th of February, during Stockholm Design Week.

Hemsida
- Email: info@tmf.se
- Tel: 08-762 72 50 (vxl)

Architects Sweden

Collaborating partner

Swedish Wood

Sustainability partner

Flokk

Flokk - a carefully curated house of brands

Flokk provides a wide range of furniture and acoustic solutions. With a shared belief in human-centred and sustainable design, each of our brands has its own unique identity, and their own stories to tell. Though our roots are in Scandinavia, we operate as a house of brands, managing and developing the portfolio of a range of iconic brands which include Swedish brands RH & Offecct, Norwegian seating designers HÅG and Danish RBM, as well as Giroflex from Switzerland and Profim from Poland.
In Flokk, we understand better than anyone that people want to work well and feel well. Thanks to our wide range of seating, tables and acoustic solutions, we are able to create inspiring, sustainable and friendly workplaces. This is our contribution to the well-being of people – and of businesses.
The vision of Flokk is to Inspire Great Work. With our passion and dedication to workplace furnishing, we aim to contribute to others fulfilling their potential. We have a mission we continuously strive to accomplish – to discover and create the designs of furniture that improve people’s well-being and performance.

Our brands:
HÅG - OFFECCT - GIROFLEX - RH - PROFIM
9to5 SEATING - BMA - RBM

Flokk
Adress: Rosenlundsgatan 40, trapphus B, 3 vån

www.flokk.com
jessica.borgar@flokk.com
070-2583995

e-mail: www.flokk.com

Aritco Lift AB



Aritco är en svensk prisbelönt tillverkare av hissar med fokus på design, innovation och säkerhet. Vi har hissar för alla miljöer, oavsett om den ska användas i ett köpcentrum, i ett hem eller på ett kontor. Idag finns våra hissar installerade på över 35 000 privata och publika platser över hela världen.

Läs mer om våra hissmodeller, eller använd vår LiftGuide för att konfigurera din egen hiss och få en prisuppskattning.

www.aritco.com/sv/
ARITCO LIFT AB
ELEKTRONIKHÖJDEN 14
175 43 JÄRFÄLLA
SWEDEN
PHONE: +46 8 120 401 00
EMAIL: INFO@ARITCO.COM

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Tarkett


Tarkett

Tarkett has produced flooring in Sweden since 1886 and is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring solutions serving customers in over 100 countries. Sustainability and long-lasting products are a natural part of Tarkett’s culture. Therefore, Tarkett is committed to change the game with circular economy, where waste is used as resource. Tarkett actively closes the circuits and loops of many product categories, some with greater speed than others. During the last year Tarkett has introduced take back and recycling systems for post use homogeneous floorings and carpet tiles.

Tarkett AB
Phoe: +46 (0) 77 125 19 00
Email: info@tarkett.com
Webpage: https://www.tarkett.se/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/tarkett_sverige/

Kvadrat

Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition. A leader in design innovation, Kvadrat produces high-performing, design textiles, rugs, acoustics and window covering solutions for both commercial and residential interiors.

Our products reflect our commitment to colour, quality, simplicity and innovation. We consistently push the aesthetic, technological and functional properties of textiles. In doing so, we collaborate with leading designers, architects and artist including: Miriam Bäckström, Raf Simons, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Alfredo Häberli, Akira Minagawa, Peter Saville, Roman Signer,as well as Doshi Levien and Patricia Urquiola.

kvadrat.dk
email: sweden@kvadrat.org

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday
9.00 – 16.00

or by personal appointment
Showroom Stockholm
Åsögatan 118
116 24, Stockholm
Sweden

White arkitekter

Välkommen till White i Stockholm! Vårt fokus är människor. Därför skapar vi hållbara miljöer som bidrar till ökad livskvalitet och välmående. Här samarbetar 400 experter mellan alla discipliner och tillsammans med våra kunder, för att skapa innovativa projekt som håller över tid.

https://whitearkitekter.com/

Swedish Design Movement

Swedish Design Movement brings together Swedish design companies that believe design can accelerate progress to a sustainable society. Showcasing innovators in design, architecture and fashion inspires interest in Swedish design and spurs demand for sustainable products and services from Sweden. Swedish Design Movement is a Swedish governmentinitiativeand is managed by the Swedish Institute in collaboration with Architects Sweden, the Swedish Fashion Association, the Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry, the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design (Svensk Form), Swedish cities, regions and other partners.

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Staff Editoriale

Mediapartner
ITALIAN LIGHTING is the bilingual international magazine focused on the finished products and lamps, targeted to the interior designers, urban designers, architects, show rooms, distributors, and import-export companies.
COMPOLUX is the bilingual international magazine focused on components, targeted to the lighting manufacturers for internal and external applications, industrial designers, lighting products engineers, distributors, import-export, and installing companies.
COMPOARREDO is the quarterly magazine focused on design and production of exclusive items - or collections - to decorate home, office, social and receptive areas.

Since 1982 we aim to connect manufacturers and market, so as the market - always looking for new items or ideas - and producers.
Our magazines are information containers aimed to spread culture and with the ambitious goal of becoming the point of reference where to get all the answers, curiosities, news, and values, of this specific industry sector.

STAFF EDITORIALE – Via B. Davanzati, 5 – 20158 Milan, Italy
Ph. +39 02 4800 7449 - www.staffedit.it

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Ergonoma Journal

Mediapartner


Ergonoma Journal is the Digital European Ergonomics Health and Wellness at Work Quarterly Magazine, with bilingual text English/French.The European guide of Wellness, Ergonomics and Health for the layout of the workstation. The real tool for women and men that make the world of work. Ergonoma Journal: the magazine about the layout of workspaces. Different, both educational and fun but not superficial, more relevant, and built as a real guide. It identifies and shows European trends in favor of improving working conditions. Covering 44 european countries, and read in 160 countries in digital, and paper distributed at major European exhibitions dedicated to occupational health and optimized workstation layout.

THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE

One-on-one with Vo Trong Nghia: Designing urban environments with nature in mind

09:00 09:30 Digitalt

Vo Trong Nghia is seen as a visionary in the field of architecture and urban design. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, VTN Architects infuses its work with lushly planted walls, hanging vines, structure-piercing trees, weathered stones, and sunken landscapes.
It also incorporates traditional Vietnamese building techniques, like complex bamboo trusses, perforated blocks, cooling water systems, shaded terraces, and thatched roofs. VTN Architects is also is expanding into prefab housing, urban farms, green towers, parks, and urban plans around Asia. All these efforts are infused with a resolute vision: the creation of Green Architecture that merges nature, local vernacular, and — through modern materials and methods — contemporary design. VTN Architects sees such work as a way not only to refine the urban environment but also to provide a sense of peace in the world. His entire staff meditates at least two hours a day, and they need to adhere to strict moral precepts, refraining from, among other things, drinking alcohol, smoking or lying.
The studio won the 2019 Dezeen Architect of the year award, as well as the 2016 Prince Claus Award, for forward-thinking architects making a positive impact on society.

Moderator Mark Isitt

One-on-one in english

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE

Panel discussion: Reinterpreting Scandinavian Vernacular

09:40 10:10 Digitalt

Preserving the essence of the tradition with materials and form in a modern world. Today there is a large interest in traditional materials and forms and how to reinterpret and make them relevant in our contemporary architecture. What can we learn and take with us for the future? How is this related to a more sustainable architecture?

Moderator Mark Isitt
Panel in english

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE

Lecture with Anders Lendager: From trash to buildings - sharing insights into sustainable and upcycled architecture

10:20 10:50 Digitalt

Anders Lendager is architect, founder and CEO of Lendager Group – a company that works in the built environment and specializes in cost neutral sustainable buildings with specific focus on circular economy. Lendager ARC was founded with the explicit goal of becoming the leading sustainable architectural office in Denmark. As architects, urban planners and consultants Lendager ensures that sustainability is integrated into projects right from the first sketch and meeting. They work this way because they firmly believe that circular construction, upcycled materials and a broad knowledge about resource efficiency is essential in the future of architecture and construction.

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE

Panel discussion: When architecture speaks up for public space

11:00 11:30 Digitalt

How should we design our public spaces? Is there a holistic view of how we design our common spaces
or is it the case that, for example, streets and squares become traffic solutions without considering other needs? Where is the human placed
in our urban solutions? And is architecture on its way to reconquer public space as the compact city has become the new paradigm?

Moderator Mark Isitt
Panel in english 

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE

Keynote: Fokke Moerel - What architecture can do

11:40 12:10 Digitalt

MVRDV was founded in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, they have a global scope, providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues in all regions of the world. MVRDV partner Fokke Moerel was one of the first architects to join MVRDV in 1998. She leads projects with a focus on public and cultural works, transformations and interior design all around the globe. Fokke has completed award-winning designs such as the Baltyk office tower in Poznan, Poland, the Book Mountain Library in Spijkenisse and the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam. Within her studio she also leads the interior design team at MVRDV and she is overseeing the construction of Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the first publicly accessible art depot in the world, which will open its doors in 2021 in Rotterdam. Fokke has taught at Harvard and Cambridge together with MVRDV cofounder Nathalie de Vries, and at the Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Key note in english

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Panel discussion: Swedish Design Movement – positioning Sweden internationally through sustainable design

12:20 12:50 Digitalt

Design is key to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals in less than ten years. Sweden is setting the goals high, and aims to be a leader in implementing the UN 2030 Agenda – nationally and globally. Many Swedish designers, architects and design companies are frontrunners when it comes to finding sustainable solutions, and changing the way through design. This is the starting point for a renewed government initiative to strengthen Sweden’ international position as a design nation and the export of sustainable goods and services in the coming years. Learn more about the ideas behind Swedish Design Movement, why design is the bridge between solution and change, and why international collaboration is key to our global challenges.

Moderator Mark Isitt
Panel in english.

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Panel discussion: Scandinavian craftmanship and locality

13:00 13:30 Digitalt

With a renewed focus on craftmanship, sustainability and locally sourced materials and production, a multitude of design driven initiatives are emerging in Scandinavia. Promoting local craft and design, as well as spreading valuable knowledge, their ambition is to offer an alternative for the quality minded consumer. What effects will this have on the design scene in the years to come? Can this new locality have an impact on an international level? How does these new brands look at the future of Scandinavian design and production?

Moderator Hanna Nova Beatrice, The New Era Magazine

Panel in english

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Panel discussion: Boundless Swedish Design - the story behind the export success

13:40 14:10 Digitalt

Sweden furnishes and decorates the world – with boundless design.

Sustainability, high quality and inclusiveness are criteria which Swedish interiors and furniture are associated with. Swedish design and architecture are not limited to our borders and about 70 % of our furniture production is exported. Swedish design makes its mark on homes, work spaces as well as public environments all around the world.

What makes Swedish furniture and design so attractive? And how can we strengthen the international Swedish design brand?
Welcome to a web talk about the Swedish export success and its future lead by Cecilia Ask Engström, Head of Business Development at The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry.

Panel in english

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Panel discussion: Urban living-rooms - Sustainable interiors in wood

14:20 14:50

Sara Culture Centre in Skellefteå will be one of the world’s largest public buildings in wood – containing two theatres, an art center, a library, a hotel and many public spaces. Functioning as a common “living room” of the city, it is sustainable in many ways. The talk focuses on the interior spaces, where the acoustic, tactile, and aesthetical qualities of wood are used to full potential. To complete the spaces, Furniture locally produced by Widala and designed by CKR has been chosen to link indoor and outdoor spaces

Moderator Lisa Daram

Lecture in english

Programpunkt organiserad i samarbete med Sveriges Arkitekter / A talk organised in collaboration with Architects Sweden

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Panel discussion: Beckmans, Konstfack and Malmstens: Engines in the innovative economy of Stockholm

15:00 15:30 Digitalt

Beckmans College of Design, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design and Malmstens, Linköping University are the leading design schools of Stockholm. Apart from being a part of the educational infrastructure they are also catalysts for entrepreneurship and innovation. What are today’s design students working with? What are the biggest opportunities and challenges in a post-covid world?

Moderator Lia Forslund, Design Strategist, Journalist, London

Speakers

One-on-one: A conversation with Rossana Orlandi, design gallerist & curator

15:40 16:10 Digitalt

After having worked more than 20 years in fashion as a spin yarn consultant for labels such Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan and for her family company, in 2002 she decided to transfer her passion for design as a private collector into an innovative gallery, a platform where to showcase her personal idea of design and lifestyle. She has been working as a curator for several exhibitions in Italy and abroad and she also collaborates with high end brands in fashion, luxury and lifestyle. Her constant research worldwide has made her one of the most influential people in forecasting young and upcoming designers worldwide and is considered the Grand Dame of Design. What does she think of current Scandinavian design and what is thatmakes Scandinavian design so enduring?

Moderator Marcus Fairs
One on one in english

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN

Nominees for Guldstolen – Nominerade till Guldstolen

16:35 17:00 Digitalt

A conversation in Swedish

Presentation av projekten nominerade till Guldstolen 2020. Mark Isitt, juryns ordförande, leder ett samtal med arkitekter från årets nominerade projekt, som offentligörs v.6.

Guldstolens jury, utsedd av Sveriges Arkitekters inredningsakademi:
Mark Isitt, Journalist, ordf.
Susann Wessely Gromark, Arkitekt SIR/MSA
Mia Erlandsson, Arkitekt SIR/MSA
Backa Carin Ivarsdotter, Konstnär

Presentation of the nominated projects for Guldstolen award 2020. Architects Sweden awards Guldstolen (the Golden Chair Prize) annually to a recently completed interior design of high architectural quality. In this talk, Mark Isitt, Chair of the jury, presents the nominated projects in conversation with the architects.

Programpunkt organiserad i samarbete med Sveriges Arkitekter / A talk organised in collaboration with Architects Sweden

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF THE OFFICE

Creating community - the dynamic workplace strategy of Spotify

08:30 09:00 Digitalt

Spotify, the Swedish audio streaming service, is busy globally establishing its Dynamic workplace strategy and will be ready soon with its 2 largest offices in Stockholm and NYC.
Whilst they are still in construction, we will have a tour around their R&D office in Stockholm which was fitted out last year. Focusing the discussion on the future of the workplace, we will take a look at the reasons why Spotify started to make a shift pre-pandemic to their new Dynamic workplace theory for their non-R&D offices and why this is more relevant now than ever.
We will look at the reasons, ideas, and visions behind the designs and how they are redefining their office design globally with diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and culture in mind.

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF THE OFFICE

Panel discussion: Tomorrow's workspace design

09:10 09:40 Digitalt

The traditional office space is under transformation with a focus for the office to be more of a hub and a meeting place as well as a place for brand building, and less a place for actually sitting down and working at a desk . How will this influence product design for workplaces - in the office and the home - which are the needs and which are the coming needs.How can our workspaces improve in the era of digitlization? How can we promote a sense of community when a lot of us are working on a distance?

Moderator: Paulina Modlitba Söderlund

Panel in english

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF THE OFFICE

Panel discussion: Circular procurement – how to integrate circular economy in practice

09:50 10:20 Digitalt

Swedish furniture brands are the most sustainable
in the world, according to a survey by design procurement consultancy Dodds & Shute.
The introduction of circular economy is an important part of becoming more sustainable. How can we integrate circular procurement in practice?
How can producers get better at providing adequate information to architects and buyers?
How canbuyers be more efficient in the tendering process and make sure the specifications and criteria simplify the selection of bidders?

Panel in english.
Moderated by Paulina Modlitba Söderlund

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF THE OFFICE

Panel discussion: Future use of spaces

10:30 11:00 Digitalt

How will office- and retail-spaces transform in a post pandemic future? A conversation between members of Architect Sweden’s Academy for Interior architecture that investigates needs and opportunities for clients and colleagues.

Panel in english

A talk organised in collaboration with Architects Sweden

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

Lecture with Louise Byg Kongsholm: Corona consequences

11:10 11:40 Digitalt

What happened to the major trends and the consumer behaviour? And what will the post-corona consumer landscape look like and what the consequences short and long term?

Louise Byg Kongsholm, trend forecaster and keynote speaker, Pej gruppen, Scandinavian Trend Institute

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

Lecture with Thomas Møller Jensen: Leading the retail industry into the future

11:50 12:20 Digitalt

In an era of rapid and extensive transition to online, experience-based retail will continue to define the industry. How do we create environments and experiences that consumers will enjoy and return to? What is needed from us as leaders to develop our businesses in this ever-changing environment? And what will the next phase, with focus on purpose and sustainability, mean for you?

Speakers

THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

Lunch talk: A global growth rocket - a conversation with Fredrik Palm, partner and CEO at Desenio

12:20 12:50

Desenio is a global success story in interior design selling posters and wall art online without any intermediaries. They have gone from a turnover of SEK 24 millions to a turnover of SEK 600 millions in only four years, without sacrificing profitability. Their international expansion is now in full swing with distribution in 35 countries. What's behind their success more than focusing on being trendy and affordable? How important is social media in reaching out? And which are the biggest challenges ahead?

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THE FUTURE OF THE CITY

Lecture with Carlos Moreno: The 15-minute city - a new vision of urban living

13:00 13:40 Digitalt

As we face uncertain times in an increasingly marginalized, social media-ized, privatized, and inequitable world, architects have the opportunity and duty to bring more of our cities to more of its citizens for more of the time. In this talk, Renfro will discuss a series of recent projects by DS+R in cities around the world including New York, Moscow, and Tianjin, that push the envelope of experience and access, and how architects can allow equity to prevail.

Lecture in english

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THE FUTURE OF THE CITY

Panel discussion: Looking back in order to look forward

13:50 14:20 Digitalt

What can we learn from the urban planning of the history. Today, when a fundamental change in the way we plan and build our cities is needed, what can we learn from the past? Could our roots in the countryside in a local context, the small economical circumstances we lived under and the time for reflection we had be things to consider and implement as driving forces in the work to create the future? And can we revalue the huge bulk of buildings passed on to us through history as an asset in the task of achieving a sustainable society?

Moderator: Mark Isitt

Panel in english

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THE FUTURE OF THE CITY

Panel discussion: The changing nature of the cities and their impact on our living

14:30 15:00 Digitalt

For the last 15 years the main rule has been urbanisation and a clear densification of the cities. The pandemic has truly changed the game. New ways of living are setting other demands on our homes with a clear focus health, safety, work/live as well as accelaration of climate change and increasing segregation. Will we see a continuation of the densification post covid or is there a new route? What demands will we have on the future cities?

Moderator: Li Pamp

Panel in english

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THE FUTURE OF THE CITY

Keynote: Open City by Charles Renfro, architect and partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

15:10 16:00 Digitalt

Charles Renfro was born in Baytown Texas in 1964. He is a practicing architect and has been based in New York City since 1989. He joined Diller + Scofidio in 1997 and was promoted to partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) in 2004. DS+R is an interdisciplinary studio that fuses architecture, the visual arts and the performing arts while investigating issues of contemporary culture such as the spatial conventions of the everyday, the influence of media technologies on architecture, the changing definitions of domesticity, and the institution in the public realm.

Key note in english

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One-on-one: A conversation with Pierre Yovanovitch, interior architect and designer

16:10 16:40 Digitalt

Pierre Yovanovitch began his practice in 2001 after a career in menswear design for Pierre Cardin led him to hone in on his passion for interior architecture. Based in Paris, France, with an office in New York City, Pierre now leads a team of over 40 employees. As founder and Principal of his agency, Yovanovitch has received international acclaim for his work designing furniture and lighting, residences, retail and hospitality spaces around the globe. Known for a new style "Made in France" - the best of French craftsmanship know-how combined with influences and talents from elsewhere. Collector of design and contemporary art, Pierre Yovanovitch is particularly interested in the creators of the countries of the North. Meet him in a conversation about his work and ethos.

One-on-one in english

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Award ceremony: Born Classic

16:50 17:00 Digitalt

Born Classic is a collaboration between Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and the auction house Bukowskis.
The award goes to a new piece of furniture or lighting that is judged to have the qualities to become tomorrow’s
Scandinavian design classic. The aim is to pay attention and encourage good sustainable design.