Swedish designer and architect Jonas Wagell got the commission this year to make the design for the Design Bar and the VIP lounge at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. The Design Bar was made of 150 sheets of chipboard, 200 liters of paint, 350 sqm of carpet plus 300 balloons. The conceptual theme for the Design Bar and the VIP lounge were ‘Forrest’ and ‘Industry’. Like a tribute to raw material, craftmanship and refinement, which constitute the backbone of the furniture industry. Jonas Wagell describes his idea like this:
TRADE FAIRS ARE TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTIONS QUICKLY BUILT AND TORN DOWN A FEW DAYS LATER. THIS PROJECT AIMED TO EMBRACE THE TEM- PORARY BY CREATING A SPACE WHICH WAS INFLUENCED BY STAGE DESIGN AND GRAPHICS RATHER THAN POLISHED ARCHITECTURE.