For the third year Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm will be present at the Milan Design Week with the exhibition Functional Design for a Dysfunctional World.
The exhibition focuses on a group of young designers, students or recent graduates of Konstfack, who operate both as producers and social engineers. In their desire for an instantly engaged attitude, they reinterpret their own environment to offer useful and ingenious suggestions for design that can be at once critical, functional and witty.
Using prosaic materials, found objects, and by reassembling and reconstructing old and new, they address environmental problems, gender issues, and politics of space, or simply press for a more human face of design. Not without humour they trigger awareness of our patterns of behaviour. And by exploring the symbolic values of the objects that surround us, they remind us that while we all share the dream of living in a better world we are equally responsible for creating or at least sustaining it.
The exhibition takes place At THAT’S DESIGN! Zona Tortona, Ex-ansaldo Via Tortona 54-56 / Via Borgognone 34, April 16th-21st, 10 am to 10 pm. There is also an Opening Party: April 15th, 7 pm to 10 pm.
Exhibiting Designers: Jenny Bergström, Magnus Carlsson, Hedvig af Ekenstam, Pernilla Jansson, Erika Janunger, Haidar Mahdi, Christian Malmdin and a collaborative project by Jessica Hansson, Daniel Heckscher, Maria Olsson, Tekla Severin, Momo Tham, Martijn Van Den Bosch and Emilia Öster.