Designing the Swedish Pavilion for BODW in Hong Kong

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Young Swedish Form during #SwedenTalks_HK 7-9 December. It was a true honour to have been asked by the Swedish Consulate and Svensk Form to design the Swedish Pavilion exhibited during 2017 Design Inspire expo in Hong Kong the supporting expo to BODW, Asia’s premier design conference.  This year the Pavilion was inaugurated by Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Helena Storm, Consul General of Sweden and Edward Yau Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong.

This exhibition presents 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 fulfill 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.


In connection with #SwedenTalks_HK during Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BODW), Ung Svensk Form 2017 is part of the Swedish pavilion in DesignInspire – a large international exhibition with the theme of creativity. Evelina Kollberg who is the designer behind Människofällan and Karin Bodin who made The New Man and the Sea are on site during the week and participate in design activities. Karin will, among other things, to be part of a panel on global trends. Prince Carl Philip, who comes to Hong Kong with two business delegations, inaugurates the Swedish pavilion, which includes Young Swedish Form. The #SwedenTalks_HK project is a collaboration between the Swedish Consulate General, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Business Sweden in Hong Kong. The Swedish Institute enables the designers’ participation. The technology companies are partners to the Swedish pavilion.