stockholm furniture & light fair – feb 4–8, 2020
The Design Bar
THE DESIGN BAR continues to explore
contemporary aesthetics and gastronomy.
Just off the Entrance Hall, the Victoria Hall
hosts the fusion of a design exhibition and
top-class restaurant with the stage for the
Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks –
a cross-pollination that this year takes on a
fun fair-inspired look, created by unorthodox
designer Fredrik Paulsen.
“Stockholm can be bleak in February, so I
want to transport visitors to the place of their
dreams. I’ve looked at the promenades of the
French Riviera, bars on the Balearic Islands,
casinos in Las Vegas and amusement parks
such as Coney Island. I’m hoping to design a
meeting place where people feel welcome and
The menu is composed by chefs Marion
Ringborg and Linn Söderström from pop-up
70 years of
THE STRING SHELF, the Bat chair and Carl
Malmsten’s comfy Farmor armchair all helped
to furnish the Swedish home after the furniture
made its big entrance at S:t Eriksmässan. The
year was 1951, making Stockholm Furniture &
Light Fair 2020 the 70th in a very long line. The
fair’s anniversary exhibition presents selected
classics from seven decades – some famous,
Fredrik Paulsen // Designer.
Linn Söderström and Marion Ringborg
// Chefs at restaurant Garba.
Etcetera // Jan Ekselius 1971.
others less well-known and even a few future
classics. Furniture, lighting, textiles… Timeless
design through the ages, produced today.
The exhibition is curated by design
journalist Dan Gordan..