Stockholm Furniture Fair - Stockholm Design Week

6 / 10 February 2008

The Stockholm Furniture Fair/Northern Light Fair is the world's biggest trade fair for Nordic design and has designated week no. 6 as Stockholm Design Week. During Design Week, about fifty different events will be taking place at various parts of town.

The American designer Stephen Burks is coming to the Stockholm Furniture Fair/Northern Light Fair to put together an exhibition he calls "The Craft Café".
The Fair has also initiated cooperation with Designboost, which will result in interviews, mini-exhibitions and talks structured round the theme of "Sustainable Design".

Stephen Burks is one of the most successful American industrial designers of his generation. He and his New York studio Readymade Projects have worked with everything from shop interiors and illumination to furniture and home furnishing items. Among his clients are B & B Italia, Boffi, Calvin Klein, Cappellini, Moroso, Missioni and Vitra. In his capacity as a consultant for "Aid to Artisans", Stephen Burks also works in various design projects with local craftsmen in South Africa and Peru.

Stephen Burks

Giulio Cappellini the 2008 Guest of Honour

For the fifth successive year, the Stockholm Furniture Fair has invited a prominent international designer to create an inspirational lounge in Stockholm International Fairs' entrance square. This time, the commission has gone to one of the design world's great legends - Giulio Cappellini.

"Few people have had had such an impact on the furniture industry as Giulio Cappellini. We're extremely happy that he's undertaken to do an exhibition for us here at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. It'll be a highly personal, inspirational lounge reflecting Giulio Cappellini both as an individual and as a designer," says Charlotte Wiking, Event Manager of the Stockholm Furniture Fair.

Previous Guests of Honour have been Patricia Urquiola, Spain, the brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, France, Naoto Fukasawa, Japan, and Konstantin Grcic, Germany.