Inspiring the next generation of Swedish creatives and innovators

This year’s Stockholm Creative Edition (SCE) took place from May 22-25. As in previous years, the event drew inspiration from Stockholm’s local, innovative, and creative atmosphere.

Whether you are an established figure in the design world or an emerging talent, Stockholm Creative Edition is the Swedish event (and place) to inspire and be inspired. Over the course of four days, Sweden’s capital city was filled with captivating designs from a diverse array of design realities.

This year’s Stockholm Creative Edition, like the previous one, was dedicated to spotlighting new design studios and emerging designers who work with diverse typologies, materials, and expressions. These creators are united by their ambition to be independent and progressive forces in contemporary Swedish design. SCE aimed to showcase the rising influence of designers and producers who challenge the traditional image of Swedish design, steering it toward a more internationally appealing direction while celebrating their Nordic heritage. The event featured an intensified focus on details, materials, sustainability, and a bolder design language.

TERRA coffee dripper by Andrea Tsang _ Stockholm Creative Edition 2024
TERRA coffee dripper by Andrea Tsang

Exploring the next generation of designers and brands feels more important and inspiring than ever. Visitors might just catch a glimpse of tomorrow’s design icons at Stockholm Creative Edition 2024,” says Ulrika Attar, one of the initiators behind SCE.

A key part of strengthening SCE as a platform for contemporary design was the curation of captivating content at this year’s hub, located at Doubble Space, a unique Art Nouveau building from 1906 designed by Ferdinand Boberg, previously housing Stockholm Gasverks. At the hub, the 2024 Stockholm Creative Edition exhibition, New Contemporary, showcased contemporary design alongside works from new design studios and producers like Studio Tooj, Enkei, Notchi, Andrea Tsang, and Bodafors. Additionally, Café Bebo, featuring furniture from Bebo Objects, offered Swedish fika and a pop-up experience with Japanese tea expert Yuko Ono. The 2024 New Contemporary exhibition featured fresh work from over 30 designers, including creatives from across the Nordic countries and the Czech Republic.

New Contemporary  Carolina_Weigl_Calango_Carolina.Weigl _ Stockholm Creative Edition
Calango by Carolina Weigl at New Contemporary

Visitors enjoyed designs from Malin Pierre, KunSik Choi, Adrian Bursell, Siri Svedborg, Heli Juuti, Dominika Petrtýlová, Erik Bratsberg, Federico Fiermonti, Christian Sandbye, Jonas Oppedal, and Kelly Koning, among others. New for 2024 was a series of panel discussions with Strategisk Arkitektur, targeting professionals in architecture, interior, and product design. The conversations centered around the impact of AI on the architect’s role, wooden architecture, and circular design—topics at the forefront of the design industry today.

The buzz was not confined to Stockholm Creative Edition’s hub alone. Throughout Stockholm, design studios and ateliers opened their doors, offering visitors a firsthand glimpse into their creative worlds. Additionally, temporary exhibitions, events, and pop-up activities showcased the diversity and innovation of contemporary design.

Kelp Chair by Interesting Times Gang _ photo by LOVE ORTERSTROM 2
Kelp Chair by Interesting Times Gang – © Love Orterstrom

Studio TOOJ, founded by Johan Wilén and Ashley Chong in Stockholm, focuses on restrained beauty and sustainability, making their debut in Stockholm after Milan Design Week. Interesting Times Gang, following their Milan exhibition, presented ocean biomass furniture and a new collection with Bolt, transforming car waste into street furniture and lighting.

Wildcrafted, founded by Lina Öhlund, blends nature’s raw beauty with exquisite craftsmanship, emphasizing slow living and cultural traditions. Notchi Architects, based in Gothenburg and led by Oscar Gillkvist and Carl-Magnus Elander, launched the Circus table with Bebo Objects. Ateljé Södersvik’s exhibition, Approximations, featured 13 wood furniture-like pieces exploring new roles for wood.


Self-taught designer Niklas Runesson showcased his sculptural furniture in a pop-up space. Andrea Tsang’s Studio Andrea Tsang, blending East Asian heritage with Scandinavian functionalism, displayed collections ‘Amphora’ and ‘Terra’ after her Milan Design Week debut. Lastly, Enkei transformed waste into high-quality artifacts with their Reminder lamp, emphasizing conscious choices through innovative, circular production methods.


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