In light of the unrivalled leading Swedish-found design firm Ikea paving the way for affordable contemporary design and recent augmented reality innovations, we'll be looking at other leading contemporary designers popping out from the clearly inspirational Scandinavian country.
Claaesson Koivisto Rune
Swedish studio Claaesson Koivisto Rune promote 'psychological wellbeing' with natural materials at Xiang Jiang House in Beijing.
Swedish furniture company Blå Station has worked with designers Thomas Bernstrand and Stefan Borselius to produce a flexible sofa formed from narrow cushioned slices.
Swedish design duo Folkform has created a set of revolving units for presenting "increasingly desirable" physical books.
Form Us With Love
Swedish Design studio Form Us With Love have developed kitchen units made from recycled plastic bottles to make "sustainability available for everyone". Twenty-five plastic bottles are used in each of these IKEA kitchen units.
Stockholm studio Front has created a series of lights for design brand 'Zero', featuring a rounded diffuser and brightly coloured metal strands.
Färg & Blanche
Stockholm design duo Färg & Blanche created this furniture collection by sewing pieces of plywood together.
Designer Monica Förster has collaborated with Spanish company Cosentino Group to form a collection of outdoor candle holders and trays using new synthetic stone material Dekton.