Welcome to Sweden

Anna-Sara Dåvik

by Matilda Sandström

We haven’t heard from her in a long while. But this year, Anna-Sara Dåvik is back with grand exhibitions and a revamped brand. Matilda Sandström went to Svartsjö castle to meet the fashion designer who now calls herself MME.

A midsummer day’s dream

by Alexandra Ogonowski · illustrations: Patrik Engström

It’s the season for Swedish cottage dreaming. Photographer Patrik Engström and stylist Alexandra Ogonowski show a modern version of the old National Romantic style.

Julien de Smedt

by Sofia Hallström

He’s moved city before. But Julien De Smedt is a tad sceptical about his new hometown Stockholm. Sofia Hallström discusses conservatism and emergency design with the Belgian starchitect, who recently launched the new brand Makers With Agendas.

Picnic al Fresco

by The Form team

This just in: fruit lamps, retro leaves and a sketched tree. Form picks this season’s golden apples.

Welcome to Sweden

Craft fest in the west, paper art in the north – or a baroque dinner in the palace? Form has hunted down design happenings all over the country. This is the only summer guide you need.

Tangled up in white

by Salka Hallström Bornold · illustrations: Johan Ödmann

How did Swedishness become synonymous with blonde hair and red cottages? Salka Hallström Bornold uncovers the dirty roots of the Swedish whiteness norm. It starts with scientific racists, juvenile literature and Dalecarlian painters.

The TV Show

by Bo Madestrand · illustrations: Henrik Nielsen

Things are happening at Tham & Videgård. This year, their largest project ever will be completed, including the new architecture school in Stockholm. Madestrand pulled on his overalls and hung with the architects during a very interesting spring indeed.

Remember Lisa

by Bo Madestrand · illustrations: Innolux, Hans Hammarskiöld

Lisa Johansson-Papé was one of the leading designers of Finnish modernism. Today she’s as good as forgotten. Bo Madestrand reminds us of a female pioneer in a lab coat.

Design alla Milanese

by Bo Madestrand

Amish crafts, Japanese serenity and sneaker inspiration. Bo Madestrand came home from Milan with a bag full of good news.

The hard core of Tuscany

by Carl Hjelte · illustrations: Salka Hallström Bornold

From the mountains of north-western Tuscany comes the exquisite marble that has been loved by everyone from Michelangelo to Jasper Morrison. Carl Hjelte and Salka Hallström Bornold tell the tale of a region where the stonemason fest has been going on since Etruscan times.

Golden days

by Bo Madestrand · illustrations: Patrik Engström

This year is Form Magazine’s 110th anniversary. Bo Madestrand sat down in the library of Svensk Form with Lennart Lindkvist, editor-in-chief from 1963–1973, to talk about the history of the magazine.

Thank you, Lars

by Bo Madestrand · illustrations: Lars Tunbjörk

Lars Tunbjörk has passed away, only 59 years old. Bo Madestrand remembers a man and photographer who has forever changed how we see the human and Sweden.