ROPE CHAIR by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek - Photo by Mikko Ryhanen.

10 Nordic chairs debuting in Stockholm. ROPE CHAIR by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek – Photo by Mikko Ryhanen.

Stockholm 2020 – Scandinavian furniture companies launch their ultimate collections at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, the most influential design fair of the region. We have selected 10 Nordic seats by HAY, Fogia, Artek and more.


CMP’s Park+ benches forBlå Station

CMP’s Park+ benches for Blå Station - Image by Blå Station.

CMP’s Park+ benches for Blå Station – Image by Blå Station.

Some furniture wants to get out in the sun. Ironically, with the Park+ collection of benches, Blå Station does the very opposite by bringing the outdoors indoors. Italian design trio CMP have devised a totally flexible seating system that instils a feeling of Scandinavian outdoor relaxation in public spaces craving communal informality. Park+ is available as a 2-seater, 3-seater and as individual chair, all easily connected with an interlinking table in whatever configuration desired.


Massproductions’ Roadie outdoor sofa

ROADIE sofa by Massproductions - Photo by Massproductions.

Photo by Massproductions.

Inspired by crowd control barriers and aluminium lighting riggings which are assembled by roadies at concert events, Roadie is a 2m long modular 3-seater sofa weighting just 20 kg. The outdoor furniture by Swedish company Massproductions is entirely made of recycled aluminium rods and can be easily lifted and stacked by a single person.


Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Rope chair for Artek

ROPE CHAIR by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek - Photo by Mikko Ryhanen.

Photo by Mikko Ryhanen, courtesy of Artek.

More like a silhouette than a solid block, the Rope Chair by by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Finnish company Artekis a line drawing translated into three dimensions, a simple artistic gesture rendered in space”. Made for marine use, the rope is at the heart of the seat’s unexpected comfort allowing the chair to adapt to those who use it. When the sitter rises, the chair’s frame bears the traces of the body it last supported, the imprint of a user who co-defines its shape.


NOTE Design Studio’s SuperSolid sofa system for Fogia

SUPERSOLID sofa system by NOTE Design Studio for Fogia - Photo by Fogia.

Photo by Fogia.

Based on the observation on a trip to Italy that the sofas of southern Europe tend to be softer and cosier than their more ascetic Scandinavian cousins, NOTE Design Studio has taken a distinctly playful approach to design the Supersolid sofa system for Fogia, a Swedish furniture brand known for upholstered designs. The collection comprises 20 modules that can be arranged in an almost limitless number of ways to complete the Supersoft furniture collection of upholstered.


Sound-proof Tune sofa by Norm Architects for Zilenzio

TUNE sofa and table by Norm Architects for Zilenzio - Photo by Zilenzio

Photo by Zilenzio.

Norm Architects presents the Tune collection of sofas and tables for Zilenzio which is specialised in sound absorbing design solutions. “The sofas’ inner cushions offer support to your back and as well as being armrests. The legs are high and narrow, for the lightness and transparency of the pieces, making it easier to clean and maintain, as well as offering a great seating height.” The collection aims to improve users’ peaceful engagement during work.


Emily circular bar stools by GÄRSNÄS

EMILY stool bar by Farg & Blanche for GÄRSNÄS - Photo by GÄRSNÄS.

Photo by GÄRSNÄS.

Design duo Färg & Blanche expanded GÄRSNÄS’ family of chairs with the Emily bar stool. The minimal and soft seat comes with an upholstered flexible textile back, tailored with backrest stitches giving a soft seating. The Swedish announced that by 2030 it will be completely climate neutral and circular.


Hygge ottomas Kauppi & Kauppi for Karl Andersson & Söner

HYGGE indoor archipelago by Kauppi & Kauppi for Karl Andersson & Söner - Courtesy of Kauppi & Kauppi.

Courtesy of Kauppi & Kauppi.

Kauppi & Kauppi designs Hygge, a wooden ottoman collection by Swedish wooden furniture producer Karl Andersson & Söner. Inspired by a sailing trip to the Danish island Læsø, the collection resembles an abstract indoor archipelago. “Fully dressed in black it will signal a minimalistic and strong attitude, while a blond soft material and surface choice, will emphasize and flirt more with the Scandi-soft tradition”, says Johan Kauppi.


HAY’s Uchiwa armchair unfolds like a hand-fan

UCHIWA armchair - Photo by HAY.

Photo by HAY.

Danish brand HAY presents  Uchiwa, a capacious armchair taking its soft and open shape from the traditional Japanese hand fan. Uchiwa is “generous and inviting, new and familiar at the same time,” and comes in two in a soft quilted model for a more domestic environment and in moulded foam for a more demanding contract context.


Northern’s Oaki chair 

OAKI chair by Northern - Photo by Chris Tonnesen

Photo by Chris Tonnesen, courtesy of Northern.

The expressive Oaki chair by Norwegian design company Northern was inspired by the simplicity and artistry of traditional Japanese wood craftsmanship. The furniture combines Nordic know-how with Japanese joinery techniques, resulting in a unique design that looks almost seamless in appearance.


New Goodies by Oldies by Daniel Svahn

NEW GOODIES BUT OLDIES by Daniel Svahn

Courtesy of by Daniel Svahn.

It’s cheaper and easier to bin and buy new things than to tend to the old” says Daniel Svahn who upcycled dicarded tabletops from a conference room hall that was undergoing refurbishment into the New Goodies by Oldies collection. The series responds to lazy consumerist attitudes with responsible design thinking.


10 Nordic seats debuting at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2020

10 Nordic seats debuting at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2020

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