There was a refined sense of maturity emerging at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this year. Colours and finishes were richer, deeper and earthier. Hues of chocolate and terracotta mixed with neutral greys and beige. Darker woods, frosted glass and silver finishes featured heavily, set against textured boucle's and velvets that were abundantly layered and combined across the stands. Forms felt more organic, curved sofas and smooth detailing were to be found everywhere. Both New Works and &Tradition had particularly elegant examples of this with their Covent Sofa and Loafer Sofa respectively.
As always the focus at much of the fair was on Scandinavia's rich design heritage and craftmanship often interpreted in new ways. Carl Hansen brought a Børge Mogensen classic the Huntsman Chair back into production. Elsewhere Nikari and presented a subtle rumination on Shaker and Japanese design interpreted through the prism of Finland's own distinct craft skills.
Collaboration was also a recurring theme with companies working more closely with clients to design bespoke solutions for very special spaces, as with Artek/TAF Studio's Nationalmuseum project and Studio David Thulstrup/Brdr. Kruger collaboration for Rene Redzepi of restaurant Noma.
See below for our round up of the most notable releases from the fair ...