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The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2012

We are delighted to bring you news from Stockholm, where the weather is cold but the exhibition is full of new and exciting ideas for the workplace. Here are a few highlights we hope you find interesting:

All the news is reported on our website  »

Green architecture for the future!
Shouting about noise reduction

With a recent survey finding that 57 per cent of those who work in open-plan offices feel that the noise level is disturbing, there is a need to find ways of reducing distractions and improving productivity.

Kinnarps has just launched Oktav, designed by Christian Halleröd, a sound absorbing panel, reusing waste materials for its filling.

"When I designed Oktav, I wanted to create an attractive, environmentally friendly product which creates harmony in the workplace", says Christian.

Oktav - sound absorbing panels  »

Read more about Design Prima
Ideas Materialised in Stockholm

Materia has launched a number of new products in Stockholm, which will see their UK launch on Feb 29th at Design Prima.

STACK is a stackable and linkable chair range with minimalistic shape and weight; available in different finishes and colours, the very tight stacking feature is a key characteristic for this new chair.

MONOLOGUE is a modular sofa with a large number of combinations although few components. Based on straight lines with a quilted square pattern on the seats, the designers Sandin & Bülow have created a sofa with strong character.

Both products will debut at Design PRIMA in UK.

Design PRIMA  »

Sitter range
Scandinavian seating at its best

Skandiform launch a number of new chairs in Stockholm... including SITTER, BOY and a reclining variant of the popular FLEX.

Designed by Henrik Schulz, Boy is a simple chair with seat shell in plastic and wooden frame in oak.
The Sitter range is also designed by Henrik Schulz. Sitter S is a stackable chair and Sitter L an easy chair - both with mesh backrest, upholstered seat and frame in chromium or black laquered metal.

Photo shows Boy (top left), Flex (top right) and the Sitter range (left)

Sitter range  »

Future Workplace
The future workplace

Some of Kinnarps top thinkers have been talking about the future of the workplace, at the Stockholm Fair.

The consensus seems to be that we will need more meeting and collaborative working environments in the future. Watch the video and see if you agree.

view the Future Workplace video  »

Follow more news via Facebook

We are posting regular updates of news from Stockholm on our facebook page.

Today (Wednesday) we are looking forward to our Kairos Futures seminar about the future office, trends, behaviors, design etc!

Follow us on facebook to keep up with all the news and workplace related research and events.

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