Saturday I spent 4.5 hours at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2015 at Älvsjömässan in Stockholm during the day that we, the general public, had access to the fair.
Got the impression that there were more people there this year than previous years. But, the fair is big and used all the halls, so people were rather spread out. I made Hall A and Hall B pretty thoroughly as those were the most interesting (in my eyes). I made a quick visit to the Green House hall, and an even faster walk-through of Hall C. Hall C was the least interesting och mainly a lot of carpet mongers, lamp shops and regular furniture shops without anything particularly new to show. I’ve understood afterwards though that I missed out on the trend-exhibition in Hall C. Have no idea where they had hidden that one…
Generally can be said that there was a lot of furniture with lacquered steel, fewer sofas than previous years, lighter and smaller furniture, many small round tables, transparent lampglass with the inner lamp visible through. Still a lot of brass, but less copper. Almost no bathrooms or kitchens. More colors than previous years, but at the same time a lot of black. And blue. And natural materials. The interiors also often used green plants, a lot of cactus, in the interiors.
The mirror at the top of the page with the lighting has real plants around the edge. And it is me in the mirror.
To walk around the fair for 4,5 hours was hard work. My step-counter reached 12 413 steps or 9,3 km. That includes the walks to and from the buses and the commuter train to get there from home and back. I didn’t walk any more that day.
My images from the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2015 images are published here. You can also reach the images via the menu above under Galleries. NOTE that there are around 98 images so it might take some time to load the first time. Don’t give up though, they will appear in the end.