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HDK-Valand on Stockholm Furniture Fair

Sustainability and environment
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Welcome to Stockholm Furniture Fair in February 2023 - the world's largest platform for Scandinavian design. At this year's fair, HDK-Valand is represented in two exhibition stands in the Greenhouse area where new, exciting designs are displayed.

Fair,
Exhibition
Date
7 Feb 2023 - 11 Feb 2023
Location
Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, Älvsjö, Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Tuesday  9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday  9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday  9 AM - 6 PM
Friday  9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday - Friday is only open to Trade visitors - for those who visit the fair on business. Only on Saturday February 11th, the fair is open to the public. 
Advance purchase of tickets online only. 
 

Exhibition stand: HDK-Valand, Campus Gothenburg

Here you will meet students from the BFA Programme in Design and MFA Programme in Design

Theme/content

Ont om skog 
A thematic exhibition from the design programs of HDK-Valand´s in Gothenburg.

The lungs of mother earth, intricate networks of ancient beings, home to millions of complex eco systems and a source of renewable material - A constant factor in human history and resourcefulness.

Many believe forests to be part of the solution to the ongoing climate crisis. But what is the best way to treat our forests? Should we let them grow and work at their own pace or should we harvest them and make use of them as a resource? Perhaps something in between?

In this exhibition, design students from HDK-Valand, campus Gothenburg, are approaching these questions from their own perspectives. Our design programs are founded on artistic grounds, which often leads to exploratory and multi-disciplinary design methods that result in both tangible objects and open questions.

Monter: HDK Valand Campus Steneby

Come meet students from the bachelor program Wood Oriented Furniture Design situated in Dals Långed.

Theme/content
Under the Surface

The understanding of the underlying process of our every day products is becoming crucial for the value chain of furniture production. The demand on social, economic and ecologic awareness pushes the need for an improved design process.

Students have explored this through the theme past, present, future and this is their take on it.

The exhibition shows the result and an explanation of the process behind the furnitures and different possible approaches to furniture design; what’s under the surface.

Wood Oriented Furniture Design is a bachelor program based on a material focused and craft driven design process.


Read more about the students who participates here