21 January 2019
We need to protect our planet and our resources. This will be one of the key messages for visitors at Formland, where the 70th edition of the Danish interior and design fair will pay tribute to the sustainable mindset.
The winners from FSC Design Award, Emma Bukhave Vidarsson and Anna Ohmsen, will attend the FSC Design Award exhibition. Press photo.
How do you combine environmental care with design? A question that Formland will try to answer when the interior and design fair opens its doors to the industry in MCH Messecenter Herning from 31 January to 3 February. Here the sustainable mindset will come into play in several activities, including the FSC Design Award Exhibition, where design students will display sustainable designs of the future.
This time, the general focus falls on nature and sustainability. As well as the FSC Design Award Exhibition, visitors can also experience the trend zone 'A Kind of Nature', which pays tribute to all things natural in the form of e.g. recycling and natural materials. Meanwhile, the activity programme offers presentations and panel debates on sustainability, including 'Scandinavian and sustainable', with Swede Stefan Nilsson (@Trendstefan). The trade fair guide is even printed on FSC-certified paper.
The FSC Design Award Exhibition is a new initiative, and Formland's project team is looking forward to inviting visitors to experience it for the first time:
"We are extremely delighted that, as a partner to the FSC Design Award, we can help support young design and architect students in a sustainable environment. We need to protect our planet, and we need to protect our talented, upcoming designers, and when we can combine this in one and the same project, it doesn't get much better. We're looking forward to welcoming young designers to Formland Spring 2019, where they will become part of the established design industry," says Formland's project manager, Mai-Britt Risvig Flyvholm.
The students all took part in the FSC Design Award, held in Copenhagen in November, and Formland's visitors can therefore look forward to seeing the exciting exhibition, including winners Emma Bukhave Vidarsson and Anna Ohmsen, with their award-winning Frames lamp.
Judges' comments on Frames: "Frames is an aesthetic and beautiful lamp. A super interesting design, which is dynamic and functional, and which can be transformed from having a three-dimensional shape to a two-dimensional shape. Frames has been designed from a commercial perspective and can be developed and shaped in multiple materials. It is a highly solid design, even though the pendant has a fine, thin appearance."
Formland Spring 2019 offers more than 350 exhibitors from the interior and design industry and takes place from 31 January to 3 February in MCH Messecenter Herning, Denmark.
Formland combines design and sustainability