As the year comes to an end, let’s look back at the design pieces and trends that have caught our attention during 2017 main events.
STOCKHOLM FURNITURE FAIR
First major gathering on the design calendar, Stockholm Furniture Fair welcomed Spanish designer Jaime Hayon as Guest of Honour last February. In his pop-up pavilion entitled Hayon DNA Gallery, he presented a retrospective of his work. Grouped into the ongoing themes that inspire him such as sculpting form, fantasy, flora & fauna, folk culture and craft heritage, the different pieces connected with each other.
Like every year, the Greenhouse unveiled the up-and-coming talents such as Stockholm-based HAHA Studio founded by Arash Eskafi and Yu-Ching Chiang. Their first lighting collection is all about carefully chosen material, minimalist lines and softly curved shapes.
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
In the Ventura Lambrate design district, Everything is connected showcased the work of 30 emerging Norwegian designers, from furniture and lighting to textiles and ceramics. Curated by designer and interior architect Katrin Greiling, this exhibition presents the journey from maker to market.
In Spazio Krizia, Formafantasma investigated light from different perspectives. Playing with geometry and colours, the Amsterdam-based design duo, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, showcased 16 impressive lighting compositions.
Hermès has turned La Pelota into a luxurious and refined installation in order to unveil its new home collection inspired by the link, a signature motif that binds the 180-year-old house to its equestrian origins.
From Muuto and Sé to Moroso, the Millenial Pink ruled over Milan Design Week, softening thus the atmosphere with its warm hues, as the ones chosen by Marc Ange to design Le Refuge.
DESIGN PREIS SCHWEIZ
Recalling the traditional alpine style, Stabellö seating collection designed by Röthlisberger in collaboration with t.n.a design studio has been awarded within the Furniture Design category. Made of massive wood, the backrest of the chair consists of layered wood that has been shaped in three dimensions, making it thus more confortable.
For the 2017 edition placed under the theme Design made in Switzerland, more than 100 Swiss and international exhibitors gathered in Zürich to showcase their latest furniture collection.
With Japanese Winter, atelier oï has created a peaceful and poetic setting. The installation invites to slow down and to contemplate.
Traditional Swiss brands take the chance to collaborate with young labels such as Embru with Schönstaub and its stunning rugs.
As Mexico City will be the World Design Capital in 2018, let’s take a closer look at the emerging design scene of South America, that highlights traditional craftsmanship with contemporary twist.
In Switzerland, Republica Austal presents the new generation of Chilean, Argentinian and Uruguayan designers. Choosing local materials such as copper, bronze, pottery and Patagonian wood, they pay tribute to their own cultural heritage.
Get ready to explore new horizons in 2018!
Photography & Texts: ©Geraldine Morand / makespacejournal.ch
Except the picture of Republica Austral: ©Felipe Fontecilla