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 …

Absolut’s Impressive Art Trifecta in Stockholm

A digital art bar, two biannual awards, and a museum cataloging it all

In Stockholm this past weekend, vodka brand Absolut affirmed its decades-long commitment to the world of art. With well-known origins tied to Andy Warhol and a professional understanding that extends to the present day Absolut Art market, there’s an authenticity to this connection. Absolut actually employs a Global Art Manager, Saskia Neuman and, as much as her role requires finding new and exciting artists to …

Nocs Atelier’s Unisex Seconds GMT Timepieces

Two timezones clearly on your wrist, from the Stockholm design firm

For all the thoroughly impressive (and complex) complications out there in the watch world, sometimes all one needs is an additional hour hand and a second set of indicators. For frequent travelers, a new timepiece from Stockholm’s Nocs Atelier offers exactly that: the ability to glance at their unisex Seconds GMT and quickly glean two different sets of time in two different timezones. Presently funding …

Symposium Stockholm 2016: Eugenia Kuyda

The founder of Luka, an artificial intelligence company, explains creating a chatbot to honor her best friend

When Eugenia Kuyda’s best friend Roman passed away last year, it was the first time the CEO of Luka lost someone so close—and she was unaccustomed to experiencing such grief. Luka, which Kuyda founded, is an artificial intelligence company that builds conversational bots, chatbots, and was the first company to publicly launch an English-speaking chatbot based on an artificial neural network. Roman was a start-up …

Interview: Snask

The Stockholm-based creative agency on the provocative nature of pink and questioning 'stupid rules'

Stockholm-based creative agency Snask likes to have fun. So much so, their company manifesto declares having great social skills is just as important as knowing how to spell. And their particular brand of fun is contagious; it seems with every project they launch or lecture they give, these Pied Pipers of parties are able to lure the industry in a new, atypical direction. Fredrik Öst …