Formex started in 1960 and is held twice a year, in the beginning of January and in the end of August. We have about 850 exhibitors per fair with products within interior design, fashion and accessories etc. The fair brings together national and international buyers, agents, designers, producers and media from all over the interior design and gifts industry. Each fair we have about 20,000 visitors and about 650 media representatives. Besides the opportunity to do business, the fair gives visitors information about trends, inspiration and knowledge in the form of exhibitions and lectures.
In late tepid August, when Stockholmers have returned from their holidays and tourists are swarming in the city，Summer Design Week will be held while Formex is going on at Stockholmsmässan and will be a week with interesting events and exhibitions all over the city promoting Nordic Design. This is the perfect opportunity to create a meeting point with national and international buyers but also with the public.
Formex Nova 2018获胜者
Formex Nova 2018颁奖典礼于8月21日在Operaterassen举行，该奖项授予了冰岛设计师Ragna Ragnarsdóttir。她的设计幽默、个人和任性，作品有一种神秘感，让人想起冰岛的传奇，同时带有中国美学的痕迹。
Ragna Ragnarsdóttir说：“作品在世界上得到承认是一种很棒的感觉。对年轻设计师来说，这是一种巨大的认可，会让你忘记所有的辛劳，满怀激情继续创造。”该奖项由斯德哥尔摩市长Karin Wanngård颁发。
The award ceremony for Formex Nova 2018 was held at Operaterassen August 21st. The award went to the Icelandic designer Ragna Ragnarsdóttir. Ragna Ragnarsdóttir’s design is humoristic, personal and headstrong. Her objects have a mystic feeling about them that makes one think of Icelandic sagas and to the unique nature of the country. At the same time they carry traces of Chinese aesthetics.
“I’m extremely honoured and grateful. The nomination was such a surprise, as a designer it’s so easy to get isolated in your studio. It’s a great feeling to get to know that your work is being acknowledged out there in the world. Recognition for a young designer is a huge energy shot, it makes you forget all the hard work and gets you all excited to continue creating,” says Ragna Ragnarsdóttir. The award was handed out by the Mayor of Stockholm, Karin Wanngård.
This year, 23 designers were selected to participate in Design Talents, which is part of interior design fair Formex’s mentorship program.
Aska是由Carolina Krupinska和Linus Kjellqvist创立的新设计工作室。在Formex，他们将展出一系列可以水平和垂直悬挂的壁架。该系列源于对私人住宅中不常使用的工业材料的兴趣，展示穿孔金属板如何变形和交织成感性、柔软、美丽的物品。这些壁架是轻量级的，由于内容提升了设计，因此它们不仅仅增加了功能。而且，它们帮助设定一种情绪。
Aska is a new design studio founded by Carolina Krupinska and Linus Kjellqvist. At Formex, they will exhibit a series of wall shelving that can be hung both horizontally and vertically.The series originated from an interest in industrial materials that are not frequently used in private homes today. The result shows how perforated sheet metal can be transformed and interwoven into something sensual, soft and beautiful. The shelves are perceived as lightweight, and they add more than just functionality since the content lifts the design. They help set a mood.
陶瓷艺术家Joanna Günther在斯德哥尔摩郊外的Gustavsberg旧瓷器工厂设有工作室。她将自己的工作流程描述为对材料的探索和持续对话。她为粘土添加了色素沉淀和熔岩片，处理表面时带出粗糙感，使用装饰技术实现工作，并十分喜爱粉红色釉料。Joanna Günter的工作意图是以冲动和实验的方式处理材料，创造工匠精神。
Ceramic artist Joanna Günther has a studio in Gustavsberg’s old porcelain factory outside of Stockholm. She describes her work process as exploration into and an ongoing dialogue with the material. She adds pigmentation and lava flakes to the clay, processes surfaces and brings out the roughness, labors with the decor techniques and enjoys pink glazes. The intention of Joanna Günter’s work is to treat the material in an impulsive and experimental way in order to create craftsmanship.
HAHA设计工作室由Arash Eskafi、Yu-Ching Chiang和Thomas Torninger于2016年创立，自行完成设计、开发、生产和销售各种产品，形成可持续的循环和商业模式，为客户创造了更好的条件和质量。
HAHA design studio was founded in 2016 by Arash Eskafi, Yu-Ching Chiang and ThomasTorninger.HAHA designs, develops, produces and distributes everything itself. The result is a more sustainable cycle and business model, where the studio decides the game rules itself. This creates better conditions and quality for its customers.
Daily Elegance由一群生活在西班牙和迈阿密的瑞典设计师创立，对时尚、室内设计和美容充满热情。灵感源自经典、优雅的西班牙女性和迈阿密现代休闲风格，将这些影响与精致的斯堪的纳维亚风格相结合。从家居装饰到时尚的产品，Daily Elegance始终提供精致优雅和实用的解决方案。
Daily Elegance was founded by a team of Swedish designers living in Spain and Miami with a passion for fashion, interiors and beauty. Inspired by the classic, elegant Spanish woman and the Miami modern lounge style, they combine these influences with the sophisticated Scandinavian look. With products from home decor to fashion, Daily Elegance always provides her with sophisticated elegance and practical solutions.
A Lot Decoration
Jeanne d’Arc Living Aps
French heroine Jeanne d’Arc was a fantastic woman with an unusual willpower and determination. We use her name in connection with our company because we believe that we can all learn something from her. Recycling and flea market treasures have always played an important role in our lives. Old things with lots of soul and story are essential to our lives, and as a natural consequence, the country style has always been close to our hearts. We wish to create the characteristic, special and evocative French/Nordic country style which is all about small details. We offer a wide selection of chalk paint, arts and crafts, clothing, home textiles, handmade items, DIY articles etc.
Maileg is a brand of charming Danish-designed toys created to inspire our children’s favorite playtime stories. In a busy world of bright lights, bells and whistles, where new stories are continually impressed upon us…Maileg is a world in which matchboxes can be beds for mice; princesses make perfect teatime companions; and adventures can be found on a friendly forest walk. It is a world where cats and mice are friends. Ours is a world of childhood imagination - and this is a world we value. Maileg toys help children explore the pure and simple wonder of imagination. Beloved for their heartwarming personalities, Maileg toys show playfulness and charm in every last detail.
Sjælsø Nordic Living的产品都包含真实的故事。他们提供各种室内产品和家具，产品为原创、手工制作或由再生材料制成。通过与亚洲当地工匠的密切合作，他们精心挑选、翻新和重新利用他们的产品。他们对重复利用或回收产品的巨大可能性着迷，同时利用当地的传统和工匠技能。
Sjælsø Nordic Living's products all contain an authentic story. We offer a wide assortment of interior products and furniture. The products are original, handmade or made of recycled material. In close co-operation with local craftsmen in Asia, we carefully select, renovate and repurpose our products. We are fascinated by the vast possibilities of reusing or upcycling products while at the same time using the local traditions and craftsmen skills.
Lene Bjerre Design
Watt & Veke
Watt & Veke是一家对灯具充满热情的公司，这些灯具富有特色，受到许多人的赞赏。从1998年开始，它一直生产灯具，大部分是自有品牌。创始人Monica Lindstrom在斯德哥尔摩从一家小商店开始经营，如今，Watt & Veke是瑞典最知名的设计品牌之一，继续通过体现当代生活和潮流的灯具设计来丰富世界。
Watt & VEKE is a company with people that have a passion for lamps, and for these lamps to have character and to be appreciated by many. From the start in 1998 it has always been lamps and mostly under it's own brand. Monica Lindstrom started up with a small shop i Stockholm, and is now one of Swedens most genuine and well known design brand in the lightning industry. We will continue to enrich the world with lamp designs that interpret todays modern life and trends.