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This Swedish firm builds multiple-storey homes entirely from wood
Folkhem is leading the charge when it comes to this environmentally-minded mandate.
Is Sweden’s Vittra School the future of learning?
Designed by Rosan Bosch, the space challenges traditional education facilities.
Typeface inspired by the movement of dance
Typographers María Ramos and Noel Pretorius together with dancer Andile Vellem have launched Movement, a new font inspired by the art of dance.
Hannah Dalrot wants to create products that clearly demonstrate its handicraft
IKEA launches ÖVERALLT collection during Design Indaba Festival
The limited-edition ÖVERALLT collection was launched on 27th February 2019 at the place where it all started – Design Indaba Festival.
Filmmaker and photographer Senay Berhe's unbounded approach to creativity
“I see myself as a tool to create. So what you put in, is what you get out. If I am doing well or doing something I love I feel that will be what comes out."
Dutch designer Anton Karlsson on the importance of using humour to make people think
He recently won a Rising Star award at the 2018 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair for his range that is modelled on the digestive system.
Nairobi’s GoDown Art Centre gets a redesign from Sweden’s White Arkitekter
Scandinavia's largest architecture firm reimagines Kenya’s leading centre for arts and culture.
Hayoung Kim’s lamps draw inspiration from handheld fans
As a user moves them, much in the same way one would fold and unfold a handheld fan, the light dims.
How can architecture aid those who experience exclusion?
This new initiative seeks to explore urban environments from the perspective of a teenage girl.
Sweden’s Self-Built City offers solutions to the country’s housing shortage
The collaborative project seeks to turn refugees into self-sufficient builders.
Aiming for Democratic Architecture exhibition taps into the role of architecture in democracy
At the exhibition, held in Stockholm recently, Design Indaba chatted to MYCKET, a women-led design firm.
Stefan Diez on the importance of craftsmanship and pushing boundaries in design
“Design is always done really outstandingly if it takes little effort to reach very far," says the industrial designer.
African aesthetic and Scandinavian sensibilities
We chat to Marcus Engman, head of design at IKEA Sweden, about the new Afrikea collaboration between Design Indaba and IKEA.
Snask on the power of provocative branding
Stockholm-based creative agency Snask is known for rockstar-inspired, pink, provocative designs.
Lyfe: A levitating planter
The Swedish design team at Flyte introduce us to the future of planting with zero gravity plants.
Skyscraper made out of wooden numbers
Anders Berensson Architects is set to transform an old parking lot in Stockholm into a multi-use wooden skyscraper.
Windows and solar panels could one day be made of transparent wood
Mass produced transparent wood material could be used in windows, solar panels and buildings.
This device charges your mobile using saltwater and oxygen
A Swedish start-up has invented a smartphone charger that only needs saltwater and oxygen to generate electricity.
An alternative, eco-friendly bicycle helmet
This bicycle helmet is made from a wood-based foam, making it a biodegradable alternative to regular plastic protection.
Kites could generate energy underwater
Kites moored to the ocean floor could harvest energy from ocean currents.
Rooftop cities and backyard saunas in Stockholm
Anders Berensson Architects in Stockholm are building fold-out backyard saunas and designing walkways in the sky to accommodate the city's growing population.
Introducing Snask: A creative agency that (literally) rocks
Snask, a Swedish creative agency who moonlight as a rock band, give us the lowdown on creating and rejuvenating brands and getting enough sleep to be creative.
Snask are a creative agency that makes "kickass" branding, design and film.
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