Highlights From 2019’s Stockholm Furniture Fair

From retro-influenced style to entirely recyclable and biodegradable materials, some of our picks from the fair

Stockholm Furniture Fair and its off-schedule events (grouped under the name Stockholm Design Week) kicked off 2019’s design calendar amid the chaos of a huge snowstorm. Cold weather aside, there was a sense that this was the year that Stockholm succeeded in curating a world-class design week—with cohesion between the big, glossy Furniture Fair and a vast number of installations and attractions around the city drawing crowds …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Design fairs, mystery materials and rush hour solutions in our look around the web

Highlights From Maison et Objet Fresh off a format change, Maison et Objet welcomed 600+ new brands spanning two categories (home interiors and objects, and accessories) and more than 2,900 brands in total. Obviously, seeing everything can be tough—if not impossible. Wallpaper put together a list of highlights from the show; including a new material from Tom Dixon, “brutalist home objects” by Philippe Malouin, a …

South Africa’s Southern Guild at NYC’s The Salon Art + Design

Cape Town‘s Southern Guild was the only African design representative at NYC’s high-end showcase, The Salon Art + Design in mid-November. And, as Lynsey Chutel points out for Quartz, the gallery presented furniture that “punctured the outdated image the west has of an African aesthetic.” Southern Guild makes clear that it’s important African design maintains attention—and a competitive edge—on a fickle global design stage. Further, the …