Arctic Design of Sweden is a platform which attracts unique, high-quality design from the north of Sweden. Our mission is to support regional design companies with ambitions to establish themselves on the international market. This is done by marketing, events, networking, trade fairs and show rooms around the world. We are preparing to visit Copenhagen, New York, Paris, Toronto and Tokyo as a beginning.
Designers connected to Arctic Design of Sweden comes from different branches such as fashion, interior, pottery, furniture, food and beauty. Learn more about our companies here.
The project Arctic Design of Sweden is a project financed by European regional development fund, Region Västerbotten, Skellefteå municipality and Region Norrbotten.
During 2019-2021 Arctic Design of Sweden will arrange five showrooms all over the world. Last year the project visited Copenhagen and New York and during 2020 a showroom will be arranged in Oslo in april and in Paris early autumn.
During the 2019 edition of the Danish design festival 3 Days of Design, Arctic Design of Sweden arranged a showroom at Sweden’s residence in Copenhagen. The exhibition showed, among other things, art prints, Sami crafts and cycling gear. During the week in the Danish capital, an exhibition was also arranged inside Illum Bolighus. In total, 16 companies participated from Norrbotten and Västerbotten. The distribution between the two regions was equal.
Arctic Design of Sweden visited New York at the end of November to arrange a showroom at The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce. A total of 16 companies came along (nine companies were new while seven companies also participated in Copenhagen). During the week in New York, the companies that came along attended seminars and workshops and also mingled organized by the project and The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce and business meetings. Several of the companies that came along have already managed to do businesses in New York.
For each showroom that Arctic Design of Sweden organizes, an exhibition catalogue is also produced that includes beautiful pictures of the products and interviews with all the participating companies. You can read the catalogues here.