Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023 - Trends Update
The Stockholm Furniture Fair returns after a pandemic-imposed hiatus, bringing the best in Scandinavian and International Design and innovation. World leaders in circular design, renewable materials and designing for circularity are in the Scandinavian DNA. We visited to uncover exciting sustainable solutions and the evolving and emerging trends showcased this year.
Contrasting with harsher urban environment, materials, textures and crafts reflected in rural interiors bring a home-from-home comfort. Unadorned, natural wood showcases the essential elements of the product and is complemented with natural textiles such as wool, leather and wood. Rustic furniture takes inspirations from rural craftsmanship to create functional products with the lowest possible consumption of raw materials.
Key Colour Trend
Colour palettes take inspiration from rural landscapes, subtly connecting us to the natural world. Earthy tones of stone, sage, blue-grey, terracotta and brick red, continue to be on trend, creating warm, welcoming environments.
Updated classics retain heritage design and artistry with a 21st century update. Using traditional joinery skills and creating easily repairable, sustainable furniture is part of Scandinavian cultural heritage. Vintage designs provide inspiration for timeless, heritage furniture which is less susceptible to changing trends. Durable and easy to disassemble and refurbish, the focus is on circular, long-lasting design with style.
Furniture design continues to mimic the natural world with softer, organic shapes and less hard edges.
Blurring the lines between home, office and hospitality, furniture is rounded, modular, smooth and inviting. Upholstered furniture exudes comfort and luxury.
Key Colour Trend
A new ‘neutral’ the colour pink has been increasingly popular in residential settings and is emerging as a trend for commercial interiors. Calm and restorative, it’s a colour that signals harmony and inner peace.
It’s no longer sufficient for companies to make claims about sustainability, they must be transparent and support claims with data. This year SFF piloted an exhibition area which was made of recycled and recyclable material signalling a change for future exhibition space.
Anemone Side Tables by Ekbacken Studios. 3D printed using PENYLON®, a newly developed material by Ocean Tech Hub. Fishing nets made from the highest quality polyamide are used in a compound with local additives, such as mineral waste from the stone industry.
Folk’s Upcycled Side Table is a unique piece of furniture made of upcycled wool textile boards from waste wool in fabric manufacturing. Each table is made of solid Wool Textile Boards, recycled steel and FSC certified solid ash wood.
The Reform Lounge Chair is made entirely from premium biocomposite, crafted with3D technology, the chair is durable, comfortable and completely circular. Suitable for indoors as well as outdoors
Humanscale Path Task Chair
Humanscale launched their self-titled ‘most sustainable task chair’ composed of nearly ten kilograms of recycled materials, including reclaimed fishing nets, used plastic bottles, and post-industrial material.
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