Highlights from Stockholm Furniture + Light Fair 2018

Exemplary textures, materials and forms at this year's event

Design’s new year began this week as Stockholm’s Furniture + Light Fair kicked off the international show calendar. Under the shadow of the recent passing of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, it seemed almost as if many of the homegrown companies and designers were channeling some of his core beliefs—despite their new collections being worked on for at least 12 months. Because it feels like much …

TID’s Minimal Watches

The Swedish brand gives select designers the chance to create their own limited edition timepieces

TID’s minimal yet distinctive watch design is sleek on its own, but has also always been crying out for reinterpretations. Up until now, the brand has done a grand job of subtly iterating its timepiece into new material and color combinations. From this year onwards, however, the Swedish brand will give specially selected designers the chance to interpret the watch as they see fit. This …

Maarten Baas Paints the Time at Schipol

A new variation of the Dutch designer's conceptual clock takes inspiration from the Amsterdam airport itself

Dutch designer Maarten Baas revisits his 2009 “Real Time” concept in a new site-specific project commissioned by Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, following in the footsteps of other “Real Time” clocks found in the nearby Rijksmuseum, as well as the Victoria Museum in Melbourne and MoMA, New York. This edition is a gigantic three-meter-high version found in Lounge 2 at the European hub that sees 15 million …