Aud Julie Befring
There's a focus on softness and tactility this year at Stockholm Furniture Fair, with designers finding creative new ways to apply upholstery and incorporate fabrics into design.
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Extreme tactility is provided by using materials such as tufted fabric (most commonly used for bath mats) in furniture. Slip covers and blankets are draped over or threaded through frames.
Students at the fair's showcase for emerging talent, Greenhouse, used pared-back architectural forms and totemic structures to create minimal pieces with a definite feel of Memphis about them - a trend that continues from Milan Design Week last year.
For colour, lemon yellow is the standout shade across the halls - from zingy bright yellow to a paler, sugared lemon.
Abstract mark-making is key for print and pattern: loose stripes and painterly watercolour applications of colour are used to create relaxed textiles and soft accessories.
Stockholm Furniture Fair runs until Saturday 8th February. Homebuildlife subscribers will be able to access our full report from the show next week.