Swedish Design Movement

A meeting place for design that drives sustainable change

Swedish Design Movement  brings together actors in design, fashion and architecture who are spearheading the transition to sustainability. All actors involved – design organisations, companies, cities and networks all over Sweden – are driven by a genuine commitment to drive change through good design. We believe that, together, we can achieve the UN 2030 Agenda goals for Sustainable Development. 

Our stand at Stockholm Furniture Fair was an open space for discussion about a sustainable future through design and innovation. During the week we arrangd over 20 programs together with our partners.

 The fair stand was designed and produced by Note Design Studio.

Swedish Design Movement program 

In our stand visitors could meet the impressive network of leading creatives within the design field, participate in talks, interviews and panel discussions with Swedish top architects, designers and innovators. 

During the week visitors could learn more about the latest new materials and production possibilities, and explore the design landscape from the north to the south of Sweden. One of the highlights was the launch of the new chair for the ECOSOC chamber in the UN headquarters in New York, and the popup-exhibition where the objects nominated for the prestigious design award Guldstolen were presented. 

See the full program

About Swedish Design Movement

Swedish Design Movement is a government initiative managed by the Swedish Institute in collaboration with Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design), Architects Sweden, the Swedish Fashion Association, and the Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry, Göteborg & Co, West Sweden, the City of Malmö, Visit Stockholm, Umeå municipality, Business Sweden, and Visit Sweden. The goal is to support the design sector and to accelerate demand for sustainable goods and services from Sweden.

The exhibition

Visit the Swedish Design Movement’s virtual exhibition “Leading the way” and explore the work of leading, sustainable Swedish innovators in design, architecture and fashion. Navigate around a hyper-realistic digital version of Sara kulturhus, one of the world’s tallest timber structures in Skellefteå, Sweden.

sara kulturhus, skellefteå

Photo: Sara kulturhus, Skellefteå