The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2017 is now over. I visit this fair every year to see new trends, beautiful furniture and lightings and to get impressions and input on what is to come in the near future when it comes to furniture and light. This year was no exception. I was there.
I visited on the one day that is for the common people, like me. The fair goes on almost the entire week for the pros. One of few fairs where you cannot buy anything unless you are a company. Liberating.
Overall impression was that the furniture is more rounded and stuffed than previous years. There are more colors. There was a lot of blond wood everywhere. There were less office chairs, more regular chairs, less office interiors, more interesting lightings (both in form and expression), more diningtables/conference tables.
This year I managed to visit all three halls and a short visit to the Green room hall. I even sat down for a while in the C hall and listened to an event about trends.
I took fewer photos this year than I use to. But, I’ll show you the ones I did take. I do not keep track on designers and/or firms or who did what. I just look at how things look and if I like them or find them interesting in one way or the other.
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Rounded shelf units. Imagine that in a large room.
Wall lamp with really long arm.
Really useful lamps/lights/plantstand in one.
Various nice lamps.
Wooden trees for … where?
The greige livingroom… I would never want these colors…
The obligatory daybed. This year in green.
This years number one designer plant.
STRING all whites.
Small wireless lamps.
Triangular and rounded chair.
Not a butterfly chair but similar idea
Natural colors carpets.
A very comfortable chair.
Interesting lamp with 2 lampshades, one inside the other.
A sofa with too many details if you ask me…
A blue diningroom
Small wireless lamps.
This should be really easy to do yourself for hanging your magazines.
We are at the peak of the dark season. It won’t get any darker now. Winter solstice was yesterday. Now it will only get lighter. But until it does…
Until the light comes back, you have to help the plants and give them some additional light.
Some lights are for Xmas decoration and don’t give all that much light to the plants, other lights for keeping the plants alive over the dark winter months.
For the latter I use a lamp called SUNLITE that comes from Venso Eco Solutions. It costs SEK 349, so not cheap. One is used for my figtree when it is indoors over winter. I got the first one about two years ago at a garden fair and used it over winter for the first time last winter.
This year I got a second one, for my olivetree. This time at a regular plantshop. Both have white shades, but you can get it in other colors.
The lamp has a periscope stand that you “plant” in the pot and drag out to desired length. The cord is really long so you can get it into the nearest electric outlet. The light is LED, with specific strength for plant-needs.
It kept my figtree alive the entire winter-period last year and I hope it will do that also this year, as well as for the olive-tree.
In the bedroom, where the figtree stand, I also have a decorative star lamp in the window, as is usual this time of the year. It doesn’t do all that much good for the plants, but it gives a cozy light.
In the livingroom I also have lights in the window that are more seasonal than for the good of the plants. They co-work with the plant-light. There are also various candles here.
When I shot the pictures we had snow outside. That is long gone now and there is no snow presently.
Both the plantlights and the decorative Xmas-lights are connected to timers that turn them on and off at the times I set for them. Very convenient.
The light is coming back though as from today onwards. I’m looking forward to some more daylight. This time of the year it is really dark.
I have a weakness for designer lamps. Mostly they are too expensive for my economy, but… I still love designer lamps. Preferably with a simple design. If they also have some clever function, the better.
The other day I saw this lamp above at another blog and it caught my eye. A very clever lamp. Includes an usb-port for charging your smartphone or pad.
I want that lamp… More info about it here (and no, I am not sponsored). It comes from Markslöjd and is called MULTI Vägg (wall). It is also dimmable. Lamp not included. And it is black.
Would love to have that one beside the bed. Price: from SEK921 upwards, depending on where you buy it.