Ung Svensk Form in Tokyo

In 2018 the design award Ung Svensk Form (Young Swedish Design) turns 20 years. The celebrations started in March this year, and will continue at the first stop on the exhibition’s international tour: Tokyo – the dream city for many designers!

Ung Svensk Form (Young Swedish Design) 2018
In collaboration with STRING® Japan
Date: Oct. 19 – Oct 28, 2018
Venue: World Aoyama building 3-5-10, Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

As the main exhibition of Swedish Design Moves Tokyo, Ung Svensk Form (Young Swedish Design) 2018 will be exhibited in Japan during DESIGNART TOKYO . Ung Svensk Form  is an annual juried award and an exhibition which travel in Sweden and abroad to deepen knowledge about young and innovative Swedish design. Ung Svensk Form is organised by Svensk Form, ArkDes – Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design, IKEA and the City of Malmö. The project was initiated in 1998 and is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Tokyo is the first international venue for Ung Svensk Form 2018 where the prize-winning works of 29 Swedish designers will be exhibited for the first time outside of Sweden. The exhibition at World will show Swedish architecture, craft, fashion, art and design. In Tokyo, the exhibition is made in collaboration with STRING® which is well-known for the Swedish classic module shelves designed in 1949.


DESIGNART TOKYO and Swedish Design Moves Tokyo present Ung Svensk Form 2018 at the World Aoyama building in collaboration with STRING® Japan.


Glass Exhibition with craft artist Sara Lundkvist
In collaboration with Volvo and STRING® Japan
Oct. 19 – Oct 28, 2018
Venue: Volvo Studio Aoyama, 3-3-11 Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Swedish Design Moves Tokyo also brings work by the Swedish glass craft artist Sara Lundkvist to Tokyo at Volvo Studio Aoyama during DESIGNART TOKYO 2018. Sara Lundkvist works professionally within studio production in Stockholm mainly with glass as material. Her practice contains objects, installations and public art with a technical width from glassblowing to glass casting. Sara Lundkvist was an award winner of Ung Svensk Form / Young Swedish Design in 2013/14 and 2015.

The exhibition at Volvo Studio Aoyama is made in close collaboration with Volvo and STRING® Japan.

Sara Lundkvist

Young Swedish Design TALKS at COMMUNE 2nd
Date: Oct 20 – Oct 21, 2018
Venue: Commune 2nd, 3-13 Minami-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo

In connection with the Swedish Design Moves Tokyo program and the exhibition Young Swedish Design on display at World Kita-Aoyama Building, a series of public talks with design talents from Sweden and Japan will be organized at the creative hotspot Commune 2nd on October 20-21. The talks will highlight the works in the exhibition and dig into the Swedish and Japanese design scene of today; what is our common ground, strengths and challenges? They will also investigate this year’s theme of DESIGNART TOKYO: into the EMOTIONS. What does this mean in a Swedish and a Japanese context? The Young Swedish Design TALKS are organised by the Swedish Institute and the City of Malmö. Full program to be announced here

Ung Svensk Form 2018, Sara Lundkvist’s exhibition and the Design Talks at Commune 2nd are organized under the umbrella Swedish Design Moves Tokyo 2018. Swedish Design Moves aims to promote and position Sweden as a design destination. The program is commissioned by the Swedish government and led by Visit Sweden in collaboration with Architects Sweden, ASFB – Association of Swedish Fashion Brands, TMF – the federation of Wood and Furniture, and Svensk Form – the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design.

DESIGNART TOKYO is a design and art festival in Tokyo that debuted in 2017 and exhibited around 200 designers’ work as well as works from more established designers and world known brands at 72 unique venues in Tokyo. For the 2018 edition, the DESIGNART TOKYO will anew invite designers and venues to collaborate in showing art, design and craft to a large public, surpassing the boundaries between the different fields. The main theme for DESIGNART TOKYO 2018 is ’Emotions’. It will serve as a lead focus for the different industries from interior, art, fashion, design and food to gather, show, meet and exchange throughout the festival.

Read more here: http://designart.jp