Virtual Design Festival

Virtual Design Festival

We are partner to the world's first virtual design festival

2020 has turned into a strange year, to say the least, with great uncertainty over the future. Never before in modern time has something like COVID-19 affected the entire world in the same way. What happens in a crisis and how does it affect people, our faith in the future and our creativity?

As part of bringing the design world together under these extraordinary circumstances and exploring alternative ways of sharing design and architecture - we are part of the world's first online design festival, Dezeen's Virtual Design Festival. On May 20, we were host to our own day, where we focused on sustainability, Scandinavian design and the design world’s thinking regarding how the world will look once this crisis is behind us.

During our day we offered a specially guided tour of the Hyper Human exhibition, led by designer Monica Förster, a food walk in the woods with prize-winning cook Sami Tallberg, a Scandinavian Design Relay and a virtual Afterwork with Swedish house duo DirtyTwo, and a whole lot more. We humbly believe in the future. We therefore dare to both hope and work towards ensuring that Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week will be conducted in February 2021 as planned.

We sincerely hope that we will meet again, and until that time, let us meet virtually!

Here are our top picks from the day:

A Scandinavian Design Relay 
Eight designers, manufacturers and architects join in on a design relay about Scandinavian design from different perspectives, with a focus on current challenges and future possibilities.
Meet Note Design Studio, Space Copenhagen, Luca Nichetto and many more in this discussion about Scandinavian design »

Scandinavian design relay VDF

Exclusive tour of Hyper Human 
Hyper Human - AI, genetic engineering and eternal life: The new exhibition at The National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm explores the relationship between man and machine. 
Join an exclusive tour of the spatial design of the exhibition by designer Monica Förster »

A foraging walk and talk 
Join the Finnish awarded chef, author, forager and biohacker Sami Tallberg in a live-streamed walk and talk in the Finnish forest. 
Learn more about wellbeing, biohacking and nature connection as Sami Tallberg shares his passion for new wave vegan cuisine and the New Nordic Movement »

Virtual Afterwork with DirtyTwo 
Shake off the day at this Afterwork with Swedish house duo DirtyTwo, a pair of producers who’ve been in the game since the late 90s. Since their first release, they have been producing top dollar tracks played and loved all over the world. 
Do not miss the duo, in this exclusive Corona lockdown living room set »