WE LIVE HERE is a collaborative project by the two national promotion agencies, Design Forum Finland and Iceland Design Centre in collaboration with Codesign, Sweden.
WE LIVE HERE would not have been possible without the collaboration with the following companies. A big thank you to our wonderful family! We are so proud to introduce them all to you.
The architectural firm Codesign was founded almost 20 years ago. Today they are 30 employees with a range of competences from creative designers, architects and project leaders to communicators, graphic designers and change managers.
STOCKHOLM DESIGN WEEK
STOCKHOLM FURNITURE&LIGHTS FAIR
Stockholm Design Week and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair are the world’s largest annual meeting place for the Scandinavian furniture and lighting design.
KreaNord is a Nordic initiative designed to improve the growth prospect for the region's cultural and creative industries. The work is carried out by the Nordic Council of Ministers and serves as a Nordic platform for exchange and development. Cultural and creative industries create jobs, growth and exports that are vital for the future of the Nordic countries. These industries include Fashion, Music, Publishing, Design, Architecture, Animation and Film.
SVENSK FORM godmother
Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad. Founded in 1845, it is the world's oldest design organisation, today with 11 active regional associations around Sweden. Svensk Form publishes Form, Magazine Nordic Architecture and Design, since 1905. In 2014 the magazine received the award Magazine of the Year.
NORDIC CULTURE FUND
The Nordic Culture Fund provides seed money to help build long-term Nordic networks and relationships.The Fund’s grants aid development, innovation and collaboration in culture in the Region, and help to raise the international profile of Nordic arts and culture.
PASSIONATE ONLINE FRIEND
The auction house Lauritz.com is a pioneer in online auctions, whose vision is to democratize the auction business by making art and design more accessible to the modern customer. Lauritz.com share the passion for visionary design, art, interiors and genuine craftsmanship. Lauritz.com is furnishing the apartment with some vintage furniture, selected by the project and our contribution in this project is also an online auction platform for promoting design. Locally, nationally and internationally. Visitors in the apartment, as well as design enthusiasts around the world will have the opportunity to bid on a selection of objects featured in the exhibition.
Over 60 years ago in Stockholm, Sweden, an idea sparked into life. Textile waste became rag rugs and Bolon was born. Annica and Marie are the third generation of Eklund family entrepreneurs. Since 2003, when they took over the company from their parents Lars and Monica, they have been on a mission – to make Bolon a design-led innovator and fuse the conservative, traditional flooring branch with the boundless creativity of the world of fashion.
LEXTER SOUND DESIGN
”The right sound, at the right place for the right person.”
This is the essence of Lexter. In the same way that furnishing and lighting can set an atmosphere and ambience in a room, so can sound.
As sound architects, the Lexter team has a substantial experience of creating successful sound concepts for public environments. By taking care of the entire process, from idea to sound content and technical installation, they customise each solution based upon the preconditions.
The Lexter sound architects always consider and base their solutions on the existing sound environment to increase harmony and result.
Today, Lexter designs sound architecture for several different public environments; shops, malls, banks, offices, restaurants, hotels, museums and national parks.
The purpose of their sound design is always function and user-friendliness in which the individual is always in focus. Sound can surprise you, make you alert or simply make you feel good.
Lexter lives in Stockholm, Hornstull.
Spark Design Space
Spark Design Space is Iceland’s leading design gallery.
COUSIN'S DJ PARTNER
The Nordic Playlist is a discovery platform, presenting new music coming out of the Nordic countries. The website gives an insight into some of the greatest sounds from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Åland and Greenland as recommended by prominent artists and tastemakers. Over fifty artists have taken the reigns since the site’s launch in January 2014 and each has picked their two favourite songs from each Nordic country, thus creating their very own Nordic Playlist. The site also presents exclusive mix-tapes from some of the most exciting DJs in the region on a bi-weekly basis and links weekly to the top 10 in each country. Our users can enjoy these playlists by streaming them on one of our partner services, which include Deezer, Spotify and WiMP.
Marimekko - the young mother
When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its bold colours and unconventional prints gave it a strong and unique identity. Armi Ratia, the founder, commissioned young artists to create distinctive fabric patterns, which resulted in boldly coloured, non-figurative designs that transformed the tradition of textile printing. Marimekko was traveling in the boundary between art and design long before anyone even talked about it.
Marimekko was first a phenomenon. Then it became a lifestyle. Eventually, it grew into an outlook on life: courageous, positive and empowering. Today, our inventive, yet timeless dialogue between colour, pattern and shape translates into distinctive designs in ready-to-wear, accessories and home decor that celebrate the art of print making all over the world.
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. We believe objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that inspires individual use and expression. As a company based in Finland, where quality, aesthetics and functionality are important values, Iittala believes in interior design that lasts a lifetime. We don’t just create beautiful objects. We believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away.
Books are meant to be beautiful
Crymogea is a publishing house in Reykjavík, Iceland that operates a shop and showroom in Reykjavík, Iceland, and has a distribution network in Europe, Asia and America. Crymogea believes that books are a way to understand, enjoy and experience everything that art, photography and design have to offer; The rich and magnificent world of pictures. Their guiding light is simple: Never to compromise in our demands. Always aim for the best.
Arazzo does wide format digital printing on anything - marketing, interior design, staging, you name it - serving to create your own space through a selection of printable interior decoration products. Different fabrics, curtains, table clothes, wall panels etc. allows you to create a completely individual look for you space.
Viking Line is a market-leading brand in passenger traffic on the northern Baltic Sea. It offers passenger services, recreation and cargo carrier services on the vessels Gabriella, Mariella, Amorella, Rosella, Viking Cinderella, Viking XPRS and on the new flagship Viking Grace.
INSPIRED BY ICELAND
Inspired by Iceland is the biggest campaign ever made to promote Iceland abroad has been launched. The campaign enables everyone to make a difference by telling their stories.
An easy and effective way to collect customer data, to create campaigns and send emails is needed. At the same time, customers' thoughts on the products and services are collected, and it will be easier to constantly develop the services into the desired direction. No such tool existed on the market, so we decided to create it.
Traditional wool sock factory in Helsinki, Finland.
SIDENKOMPANIET - FRIEND
Sidenkompaniet is a Stockholm-based company with a passion for silk. Sidenkompaniet wants to inspire people to discover the pleasures of Mulberry Silk and provide them with affordable, everyday luxury. The products are designed with a passion for quality, created from resources harvested in a sustainable way - to make the world we love a better place. Instagram
Artek is a sales and propaganda center for the new housing ideology. - Nils-Gustav Hahl, 1935
Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business strategy of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means”. The founders of Artek advocated a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in architecture and design as well as in town planning.
Today Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, creating new paths at the intersection of design, architecture and art.
Norður Salt uses a unique geothermal method to make sea salt flakes. The method was invented in 1753 in Iceland, but then forgotten for centuries. Savoury and mystical Arctic Sea water is poured into open pans where it is slowly heated with natural hot spring water. This sustainable process leaves behind no pollution or greenhouse gases – only fresh, pure and crunchy flakes of premium sea salt.
The PARTY BETWEEN PARTIES
During Stockholm Design Week, Officeline brings you to all the great parties and cocktails around the city by bus. And while going there you will be served beverages and musical entertainment.