Design of the Swedish Pavilion
C’monde was awarded the prestigious job of designing the Swedish Pavilion presenting the best of Swedish Design and Innovation at the BODW Conference in Hong Kong. This is a design conference that year on year position it self as the premier design conference in Asia. Commissioned by Business Sweden and the Consulate of Sweden it featured 2017 Ung Swedish Design exhibition, Creative Swedes in Hong Kong and inaugurated by Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.
Ung Svensk Form had power and energy that inspires and that wants to create change. This exhibition presented the latest trends in young Swedish design, with its fabulous craftsmanship and new forms of expression. Ung Svensk Form is a juried award and a traveling exhibition whose purpose is to broaden and deepen knowledge about young and innovative Swedish design. A major focus is the need to create and explore freely without having to respond to market demands. Ung Svensk Form is intended to ful ll an important function as a forum for encounters between designers, manufacturers and the general public. Ung Svensk Form is organised by Svensk Form (The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) in cooperation with ArkDes, IKEA, the City of Malmö and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.
A clear theme was spotted for keen eyes as the Swedish sustainable mindset was clearly present in the majority of the presented projects. Included in the exhibition was H&M who premiered a cooperation with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HK RITA) presented the worlds first methods for recycling blend textiles.
“To speed up the shift to a circular and sustainable fashion industry, the H&M Foundation launched the innovation challenge Global Change Award in 2015 – one of the largest innovation challenges in the world, and the first of its kind for the fashion industry.
One of the main challenges in the fashion industry today is making new garments out of blend textiles. To change this, we partnered with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) in 2016, in a research project on textile recycling, the biggest of its kind. The goal is to develop methods for recycling blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns.