True to form: Designers show house secrets

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Stockholm – The work of young Swedish designers has been on show at the Ung 8 exhibition stand at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this week.

Det Femte Elementet by Ung 8, Sweden Det Femte Elementet by Ung 8, Sweden
Grand Central by Ung 8, Sweden Grand Central by Ung 8, Sweden
Writing the Product by Ung 8, Sweden Writing the Product by Ung 8, Sweden

The designs that stand out include the Grand Central white round table, designed by Sigrid Strömgren and Sanna Lindström, which folds into itself. ‘It carries a secret,’ says Strömgren, ‘one that must be revealed whenever guests arrive.’

Writing the Product is a project by Mars Hwasung Yoo in which household goods are given new hybrid forms. ‘Suddenly one’s kitchen, bathroom and living room are seen in a different, more curious way,’ says Hwasung.

The Fifth Element lamp by Lukas Dahlén explores the meeting between wood and glass. ‘Water and air are used in the process to control the shape,’ explains Dahlén. ‘Together with sand/glass and fire they represent ‘the four elements’. I have therefore chosen to call this project The Fifth Element.’

LS:N Global’s visual editor Emma Chiu and writer Jonna Dagliden are attending the 2011 Stockholm Furniture Fair and will report on the main trends and launches throughout the week.

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