Holland in Sweden

Holland, currently home to some of today’s internationally hottest, most innovative designers, was richly represented at the Stockholm Furniture Fair at the beginning of February. There was an exhibition that summed up contemporary Dutch design as well as an extremely well-attended lecture on current trends by design guru Li Edelkoort. But also – and perhaps evoking greatest interest – innovative visionary Ineke Hans was the Fair’s guest of honour. She followed precedent by using several of her own products to create a lounge for chilling-out and meeting. Full of tranquillity and clean lines, with short thought-provoking texts on topics such as the environment, consumption and ecology lite scattered about. She drew her inspiration from the natural Scandinavian environment and the entire magnificent exhibit was bathed in a blue light to symbolise the sky.