Bio-Depth – A dark and mystic colour palette

Explore the dark and mystic colour palette of Bio-Depth, one of the important colour trends for 2021+. from NCS Colour. This trend is inspired by a reaction to the dramatic change and uncertainty of the world. We realise that our well-being is much more important than materialism. Experiences are more important than consumption. We seek a purpose. 

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Wanja Djanaieff- an explosion of colours

Marabouparkens konsthall
6 juni 2020–20 december 2020

Wanja Djanaieff – Marabouparken konsthall
Wanja Djanaieffs mönster ”Rand” och Anna-Lena Emdéns ”Blomma” för Alingsås Bomullsväveri 1969. Foto: Åke Moqvist

In the summer of 2020, Marabouparken presents a large retrospective exhibition with works by Wanja Djanaieff – one of Sweden’s most influential textile designers. Djanaieff has been Head of Design at NK Design Group and Strömma Sweden, among others.

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Her work became known to a wide audience when she designed clothes for the Swedish Olympic squad in Munich in 1972. The clothes, adorned with a pattern of yellow crowns on a blue background, also went on sale at NK and became a bestseller.

She has also worked as a scenographer, costume designer, professor and project manager. The exhibition at Marabouparken shows sketches, clothes and the iconic patterns that have come to be style-forming for an entire era.

Celebrate International Colour Day

Swedish Colour Centre Foundation invites you to an evening with lecture, discussion and colourfful mingle in connection with the International Colour Day. 

Lecturer


Sara Garanty, interiour designer and colourist
Who is afraid of orange, yellow and purplet? 
A history of Colour from an artistic and spriritual perspective



Presentation


The winner of Prisad Färg 2020 
Asta Westermark Florestedt, Beckmans, will present her winning proposal Let´s talk colour





Panel dialogue
moderated by Catrin Vagnemark, BVD, chair of the jury. 

Participating
– Asta Westermark Florestedt, winner
– John Wattström, laureate
– Frida Navratil, laureate
– Gunnel Sahlin, glasdesigner and jurymember
– Anja Palmgren, board member and och associate professor of color theory 

More info and registration

Asta Westermark Florestedt won Prisad Färg 2020

1:st PRIZE: LET’S TALK COLOR!


Asta Westermark Florestedt
Beckmans Designhögskola, Form

Jury opinion: 
To find the future, it is important to look back, which the jury saw as a strong value in this winning proposal.
The jury associates the proposal to Bauhaus geometric shapes and Itten’s color theory, which was created 100 years ago.
The abstract classic geometric shapes clearly illuminate how colour affects shape. Accounting is educational and appealingly simple.
This entry inspires in an innovative way and gives knowledge to the colour schemes of the future.

2:nd PRIZE: DO NOT GO GENTLE 
INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT 

John Wattström, HDK
Kandidatexamen i design 

Jury’ opinion:
A colour scheme in public space, which sucked the jury into an alternative world. Colour, shape, light and sound swept around us. The experience felt saturated and invited for reflection.
The title is taken from Dylan Thomas’s poem where the main theme revolves around light and darkness and is a call to protest against the end of life.
A competition entry that let color, light and shape express our uncertain future. This installation would be located at the UN Climate Summit.

3rd PRIZE: COLOUR FOR NATURE


Frida Navratil, Konstfack
Inredningsarkitektur & Möbeldesign

Jury’ opinion:
This contribution allows colour to create security for the forgotten place, the non-place. Form and colour are created with regard to nature and our planet. The competition entry will seek to challenge the future of colour with a focus on climate and biodiversity.
This is an installation that addresses the discussion about who we choose colour for and creates discussion about what colour can contribute. How can a designer choose colour that not only benefits man but also nature and other species?

Welcome to Prize Ceremony

Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair SFF 4–8 February

We invite you to celebrate the winners with us! 
Prize ceremony, Greenhouse Cafe at 3 pm on Feb 4.
Prisad Färg will show the winners at @svenskform stand C18:21 at Greenhouse.

Prisad Färg – instituted by Swedish Colour Centre Foundation – works to strengthen the knowledge of colours. A colour design competition for newly graduated and students of design, architecture, visual communication and art in Sweden.

New book The Colours of Swedish Counties, Uppland

This is the eleventh book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  World heritage Birka, Old Uppsala, Gustavianum, Löfsta bruk. and much more.

Previous books deal with Bohuslän, Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland, Västergötland. and Öland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for diving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

Short list Prisad Färg 2020

This year´s theme

Colour, Form and Future

Award ceremony at 3 pm February 4th 2020, Greenhouse Cafe, Stockholm International Furniture and Lifgt Fair

Proposals will be exhibited in the stand of Svensk Form

Nominees

Colour for nature
Frida Navratil
Inredningsarkitektur & Möbeldesign på Konstfack (K2)

Do not go gentle into that good night
John Wattström
Kandidatexamen i design HDK 

Let´s talk Colour!
Asta Westermark Florestedt
Examen från Beckmans Designhögskola, Form 

Jury: Axel Nordlander, Svante Öqvist, Clara von Zweigbergk, Åsa Stenerhag, Catrin Vagnemark, Gunnel Sahlin, Kennet Vrågård, Mats Widbom. Rahel Belatchew missing at the picture

Congrats Linnéa Andersson

At the Colour Center´s stand
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At het studio


One of last year’s award winners in Prisad Färg has released a collection of textile blankets and pillows for Arket. Linnéas design was awarded by the Swedish Colour Center and garnished the Colour Center’s stand at Furniture & Light 2019.

Submissions to Prisad Färg 2020 not later than November 17 2019