Yes, we can

Team Razavi

By BM · Illustrations: Patrik Engström

Very very gold designer Farvash Razavi is back – as football manager for the team swedish heartists. "that's what drives me, to find loopholes in the rules", she says.

One in a million

By Salka Hallström Bornold

The altruistic designer from Helsinki was chosen for the grand prize. Ilkka Suppanen is on his way to gothenburg this fall.

Playtime in Paris

By Salka Hallström Bornold

A nordic pavilion is currently being made according to the game of whispers principle, inspired by Michel Foucault.

Danish steel

By SH

Vipp has come a long way since the first pedal bin was made in the thirties. Form visits Vipp shelter, the Danish company's new venture.

Sofia Hedman

By Sofia Hallström

Futurism, Bruegel and archaic jewels - there's a new curator in town, who takes inspiration from history.

Art star on the move

By Nils Forsberg · Illustrations: Henrik Nielsen

Ulrika Elovsson is leaving her position as creative director at Issey Miyake’s former studio Reality Lab. The curtain is going up for something new. This fall, we get to see the textile designer’s contribution to the exhibition Utopian Bodies, made out of materials that she buried around the world – from the Dead Sea to Santa Fe.

Game of stones

Illustrations: Marcus Palmqvist

A new brood of Swedish jewellery designers make the scene. Stina Persson Helleday and Marcus Palmqvist show some of their intriguing works.

The fibre revolution

By Annica Kvint

The conventional textile industry is devastating to the environment. But a brighter future is approaching – fabrics that can purify water, measure ECG or conduct electricity. Annica Kvint tells of the revolution that is taking place in the School of Textiles in Borås.

Gimme shelter

By Bo Madestrand · Illustrations: Juha Ilonen

Of course you can change the world with architecture. The Finnish firm Hollmén Reuter Sandman explains how and hope that others will follow.

Welcome to Metalville

By Salka Hallström Bornold · Illustrations: Carl Hjelte

The brass foundry of Skultuna was founded by a malicious monarch in 1607. Today, the factory produces contemporary products in cooperation with the Swedish designer elite. What happened in between? Salka Hallström Bornold and Carl Hjelte search for Skultuna’s sinuous history along the riverbanks of Svartån.

Starcraft

By The Form team

Tribute owers, a clever necklace and zen ceramics – the Form team has gone news hunting again.

We live in a political world

By Salka Hallström Bornold · Illustrations: Mattias Edwall

The times they are a-changin’. Here’s a new generation that wants to make a difference in society. Students from the fashion and design academies in Sweden address everything from gender issues to meat consumption and poverty.

Done in 5 seconds

By Bo Madestrand

A candleholder in three to five seconds, a piece of furniture in three to five minutes. Bo Madestrand meets Jenny Nordberg, the designer who explores the missing link between industry and craft.

Casa mia

By Bo Madestrand · Illustrations: Henrik Halvarsson

She started at the top, at Jean Nouvel and Herzog & de Meuron. For the past ten years, she has worked under her own name, and has just been involved in completing a large housing complex in Paris. Bo Madestrand meets Mia Hägg, one of Sweden’s most successful international architects, for a conversation about Slussen, social architecture and how to breathe new life into the Million Programme.

Smells like Sissel’s spirit

By Salka Hallström Bornold

She has made smellscapes of cities, produced human cheeses and recreated the stench of male fear. Now Sissel Tolaas, smell researcher and designer, wants to start an institute for emotional knowledge.