SFF 2024 Folkform: The Museum of Masonite

2024-01-27 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

An exhibition of Masonite works from Folkform.

Since establishing Folkform in Stockholm in 2005, designers Anna Holmquist and Chandra Ahlsell have explored Sweden’s industrial heritage through the creation of objects that sit at the intersection of craftsmanship and industry.

This display is a selection from Folkform’s collected works, made using the last of the original hardboards manufactured at a Masonite factory in Rundvik in the north of Sweden. Also featured is The Production Novellas, a publication by Folkform that offers an artistic investigation of material and place, revealing the studio’s in-depth research into material cultures.

Told through the studio’s 15-year collaboration with the now-closed Masonite factory, The Museum of Masonite examines how design can re-connect consumers with industry, craft and local traditions.

The Folkform Museum of Masonite is hosting book readings with a glass of wine on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon at 4pm. C14:42

Stockholm Furniture fair
6th -10th February
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Folkform was invited to create a unique NK-Window display

2024-01-28 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

During Stockholm Design week Folkform was invited by Nordiska Kompaniet to make a unique Folkform Window display of Masonite works and pleated lights in connection to the exhibition NK exhibition “Made in Sweden” an exhibition focusing on local production.

Nordiska Kompaniet
Hamngatan 18-20

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London Design Festival

2023-09-21 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Welcome to the Swedish Pavilion at the London Design Fair. We are so excited to be one of three handpicked design studios to exhibit at the Swedish Pavilion stand 1C24 at the Truman Brewery. The exhibition was curated by Stamuli in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in London. Welcome to visit us and our friends Stamuli and Swedish Ninja. We also pre-launch the Pink Monochromes Carpet Collection in collaboration with Louis de poortere and Dahl agenturer.

21th – 24th September
at the Truman Brewery
stand 1C24.⁠


The Last of the Masonite Boards

2023-04-12 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkform at the Art Academy.
The Folkform exhibition “the Last of the Hardboards” is on view at Konstakademien in Stockholm until 29 April. The exhibition is a piece of industrial history told through our work with the Masonite hardboard. A decade of investigations and experimentation with the board material has resulted in a retrospective exhibition and a book publication titled the Production Novellas. Welcome to the book launch! This special edition of the book is numbered and printed in 300 copies.

Saturday 22 April open 11am – 11.59 pm

Tuesday-Saturday 11am – 4pm




Folkform Open Atelier

2023-01-26 | TAGS: News

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Folkform atelier, the creative home of the design duo Chandra Ahlsell and Anna Holmquist and the place where their designs come to life. The exhibition in the studio features examples from the Plissé lighting collection in collaboration with the artist and fashion designer Roland Hjort.

Open Tue 7 feb – Fri 10 feb
10am – 4pm.
Grindsgatan 29
Södermalm, Stockholm

Presentation by Folkform
Wednesday Feb 8
At 9.30am – 11.00am.



The Blue Tapestries

2022-09-04 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkform + Louis De Poortere
Blue is one of three primary colours in traditional colour theory and, arguably, it is the most mysterious.
During Stockholm Design Week 5-11 September, Folkform takes over the Dahl showroom with a curated exhibition. The Blue Tapestries is an exhibition of limited edition textile based artworks.

Tuesday 6 September at 09.00

Tuesday 6 September at 12.00

Thursday 8 September at 17-21

Monday-Friday 9-17
Saturday 10-15
Sunday Closed

Östra järnvägsgatan 23


Folkform in Milan

2022-06-06 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Via Alessandro Tadino 2
Second floor, No.5
Porta Venezia
June 7-10 June 2022
9am – 7pm
Welcome to Cipango,
an exhibition by the Japanese brand Ariake, set in a residential apartment at Via Alessandro Tadino 2 in Milan. Ariake will present new furniture by Inga Sempé, Note Design studio, Neri and Hu and Gabriel Tan to mention a few, but also invites Folkform, Studio Cappelen Dimyr to exhibit their work since they all share an appreciation for craft.


Dezeen Awards 2021 Longlisted in the exhibition design category

2021-08-24 | TAGS: News

The Dezeen award jury has long-listed 308 projects selected across 12 categories from over 4,700 entries from all around the world! We are happy and honoured! Thank you again Dezeen!


Stockholm Design Week 2021

2021-02-10 | TAGS: News


Folkform and artist Roland Hjort interpret traditional pleating techniques at “Inside Swedish design” an exhibition at Stockholms Auktionsverk during Stockholm Design Week.
Location viewing
Stockholms Auktionsverk
Nybrogatan 32, Stockholm

All lamps for sale through Folkform, first edition and studio produced please contact us for more information at

Opening hours viewing
Wed–Fri 10–18
Sat 10–16

Folkform flyer 18 sept 2020

Production Novellas moves to Rian

2020-09-23 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkform: Production Novellas will reopen
on the19th of September. The large-scale solo exhibition “Production Novellas” will open at Rian Designmuseum in Falkenberg.
19 September – 22 November 2020
Address: Skepparesträtet 2, 311 74 Falkenberg


Production Novellas moves to Malmö

2020-03-11 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkform: Production Novellas will reopen
on the14th of March. The large-scale solo exhibition “Production Novellas” will open at Form/Design Center in Malmö.
Opening Saturday 14th of March 12pm-2pm

14 March – 10 May 2020
Open: Tue – Sat 11 – 17 Sun 12 – 16
Address: Lilla Torg 9, Malmö, Sweden


Plankstolen / The plank chair at the exhibition Dialogues at Ted Space during Stockholm Design Week

2020-02-02 | TAGS: News

“The Plank Chair” is made from only two planks of wood. The unique curve of the backrest is formed through challenging the traditional bent wood technique by bending a whole plank.”
The curve of the backrest was made by wetting the wood and steaming it, then bending it and letting it harden into the curved shape.The Plank chair is currently on show at the Vandalorum art gallery but will be “on loan” to the exhibition at Sturegatan 18 during Stockholm Design week. Curated by Hanna Nova Beatrice, Set design and styling by Kråkvik D´orazio Styling by Sophia Bratt.
4-7 Feb 2020
Open: 10am-6pm
Sturegatan 18
Doorcode 1346


Bruno Mathsson Award

2019-05-06 | TAGS: News

“The 2019 Bruno Mathsson Award was given to Chandra Ahlsell and Anna Lovisa Holmquist, from the design duo Folkform, for their keen research into how materials and manufacturing methods are valued in contemporary furniture production. Their work is focused on process and without prestige they tirelessly gather knowledge and engage in more traditional modes of production that otherwise might be lost to future generations. Through this process they create pieces of unique artistic expression, informed by free and unconstrained processes.”
Thank you Karin and Bruno Mathsson Foundation!


Folkform at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2019

2019-01-23 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News | Uncategorized

Örsjö belysning celebrates its heritage with Folkform designed-display.
Hope to see you there!
Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair
5-9 Feb 2019
Stand A07:11


Folkform at WoodArt

2018-06-13 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkform at Bodafors
15 June – 9 September 2018
Open hours: 11-17
Address: Magasinsgatan 8, Bodafors


Folkform at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2018

2018-02-13 | TAGS: News

For the upcoming Stockholm Design week Folkform have curated and designed the exhibition stand för Örsjö belysning as well as a new collection of floor standing and table lights. In this exhibition Folkform are interested in the intimate connection between hand and head in the manufacturing process.
6-10 Feb 2018
Stand A07:11


Libreria Folkform Milan 2017

2017-03-31 | TAGS: News

The project is a collaboration between Folkform and the bookbinders workshop craftmen in the old town of Milan, and the curators at 5-vie Art+Design.
Exhibition open: 9am-6pm 4th-8th April 2017
Address: Legatoria Conti Borbone, Corso Magenta 31, Milan


AWARDED Residence Stora Formpris

2016-12-13 | TAGS: News

“Releasing a revolving bookcase in the world of flat screens is a manifesto for the thoughtful.”
Folkform was awarded Residence magazine’s “launch of the year” prize for the revolving bookcase, book case sold exclusively at Svenskt Tenn, the limited edition pieces such as the Archiver is still possible to order from Folkform.


Interview in Plaza Magazine

2016-07-05 | TAGS: News

Thank you Plaza Magazine for this lovely article and interview about Folkform


Folkform at Almedalen Week 2015

2015-06-22 | TAGS: News | Uncategorized

Almedalen week is an annual event taking place June 28th to July 5th in and around Almedalen, a park in the city of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland.
With speeches, seminars and other political activities, it is considered to be the most important forum in Swedish politics. During the week, representatives from the major political parties in Sweden take turns to make speeches in Almedalen. 

Folkform will be represented at Almedalen Week between June 29th and July 2nd. Come and listen to our talk at Svensk Form on the 30th of June, 7.30pm-10pm ”Arkitekturträdgården”, Strandgatan 16 A.


Suburban Skyline is nominated to the 2014 Swedish Design Award

2014-11-26 | TAGS: News

The Swedish Design Award premiers the best examples of Swedish design. Among over 200 contributions only 19 designs have been nominated by a renowed jury. A number of these nominees will today be premiered with the Swedish Design Award.


Art Installation at the Royal Institute of Thechnology.

2013-09-17 | TAGS: News

7x4m Composition in Fabric and Metals
For this unique textile Folkform collaborated with the material scientists at the institute of Thechnology in Stockholm. The textile consists of over 600 pieces of metals and fabrics that are sawn by hand in collaboration with the skilled craftswomen at HV Studio.

Commission for The Royal Institute of Technology 2013

Valhallavägen 79  100 44 Stockholm {---}

HV STUDIO is noted for the professional and artistic competence of its staff. Long experience of interpreting and realizing the designer’s intention in different forms of textile art has given the studio a unique reputation in this field.
More than a century of collaboration between leading Swedish artists and HV’s skilled craftswomen has ensured a constant revitalization of textile art in Sweden and has helped to maintain the high professional capacity of the studio.



Folkform in Milan

2013-04-03 | TAGS: News

Folkform Wall light pieces at New Makers and Doers.
Superstudio Più, Zona Tortona 9–14 april, 2013.
Milan {---}

Folkform is invited to take part in the exhibition New Makers and Doers at the Swedish pavilion at Superstudio Più, Zona Tortona 9–14 april. Hope to see you there!

New Makers and Doers is an exhibitionproject, consisting of a selected group of Swedish designers. It is organized by Svensk Form and Business Sweden during Salone del Mobile 9–14 april, in the Swedish pavilion at Superstudio Più, Zona Tortona, Milan.



Folkform for Lammhults

2013-01-30 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Presentation of the new project: To Deconstruct the Campus

Chair Hall B, B07:11
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

Feb 5th–9th


Industrial Intervention vases at the biennale for art and design Křehký Gallery

2012-04-10 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

The crystal pieces will be presented at the biennale for art and design at the chateau of Mikulově.

Date: 1–3 june

Address: Regional Museum in Mikulově, Chateau Mikulově, Czech Republic | Find


The festival of art design in Central Europe was initiated by the Prague-based Křehký Gallery and the Regional Museum in Mikulově, which provides the exceptional location of the baroque chateau, i.e. the magnificent seat of the Dietrichsteins, where individual installations by festival participants are situated. Exhibitors include international galleries and exceptional brands of limited collector objects and unique pieces.




2012-04-10 | TAGS: News

Folkform cabinets by Svenskt Tenn

May 10 – June 10

Launch of a new furniture line and exhibition of Masonite cabinets designed exclusively for Svenskt Tenn by the Folkform design duo. The cabinets are made from original recovered Masonite from 1929, in combination with the last Masonite boards produced in the factory in Rundvik in April 2011.

Opening: 10 maj 2012
Address: Strandvägen 5, 114 84 Stockholm | Find


New work at Skultuna

2012-02-02 | TAGS: News

International launch of new products by Richard Hutten, Folkform and Claesson Koivisto Rune. The event takes place in the new Skultuna Concept Store at Grev Turegatan 18 in Stockholm.

Address: Grev Turegatan 18, Stockholm | Find
Date: Feb 6th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm



Work in progress

2012-02-02 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkform invites you to the group exhibition Work in Progress. New talents and renowned designers uncover their work processes and tell the stories behind new ideas and works.

Exhibition: Feb 8th – 10th, 12:00 am – 6:00 pm
Address: Regeringsgatan 48, Stockholm | Find





Folkform at The Glassfactory

2011-08-26 | TAGS: News

The exhibition will include the new work developed exclusively for the Glassfactory.
Welcome to join us for the opening on the 22nd of October! {---}

The Glass Factory
Storgatan 5
Boda glasbruk

tel 0471 24 93 60



Folkform Cabinets at Stockholm Auction House.

2013-10-24 | TAGS: News

Folkform at Stockholm Auction House.
Candle Collage, Bronze edition No1, Masonite Memoriam will be at the Contemporary Auction
5-8 Nov 11am-6pm (6pm talk by Folkform)
9-10 Nov 11am-5pm
11 Nov 11am-6pm
12 Nov 1pm {---}

Unique Standard

Unique standard – Masonite cabinet was acquiered by the National Museum in Norway

2010-08-08 | TAGS: News

FOLKFORMs Unique Standard collection, masonite cabinet was acquired for the permanent design collection of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway.

Warsaw under construction

FOLKFORM at Warsaw Museum of Modern Art

2009-10-03 | TAGS: News

“Warsaw Under Construction” 2009

On Oct. 3 the Museum launches its feature project – “Warsaw under construction”, a trailer of a new festival focused on design and architecture in Warsaw.

Unique Standard - Marble cabinet

Unique Standard – Marble cabinet at The National Museum

2008-06-02 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkforms Unique Standard collection, marble cabinet was acquired for the permanent design collections by the National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Unearthing Narratives: Disegno Journal Panel: Research and Performance – Designer as Anthropologist

2024-01-28 | TAGS: News

Friday 9 February 2024

The talk series asks: How do designers infuse their objects with stories about the materials they are made from? And, is it important to communicate the histories, places and spaces that have inspired a project?

Hosted by Oli Stratford, Disegno’s editor-in-chief, the conversations are open and free to all fair goers. Speakers include Faye Toogood, Folkform, Industrial Facility, and Hall.Haus.

The Designer as Anthropologist
The final conversation brings themes of research, narrative and social engagement to the stage. The panel brings together themes of research, narrative and social engagement to the stage. The panel brings together Sammy Bernoussi if Hall Haus, Anna Holmquist of Folkform and Mira Bergh Edenborg and Josefin Zachrisson of Swedish girls who will reflect on the potential and pitfalls of research-led methods in design.

WHEN: 1pm

WHERE: All events will take place at Stockholm Furniture Fair Talks – The Yellow Thread bar & stage area, Hall A.


New print at Svenskt Tenn

2024-01-27 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Svenskt Tenn celebrates 100 years!
New print design originally named “Stockholm” when it was created by Josef Frank 1949-1950.

Welcome to Svenskt Tenn!
Strandvägen 5





Designer of the Year – Folkform

2023-01-25 | TAGS: News

Folkform wins Scandinavian Design Awards 2023!
We are honoured to announce that earlier this week Folkform was awarded The Scandinavian Design Awards as Designer of the Year 2023! We offer our sincere thanks to the jury for their kind nomination and for believing in our future design work.

Scandinavian Design Awards is a new award initiated to celebrate the best design, architecture and interiors in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The awards comprise eight categories, including Architecture of the Year and Sustainability Award of the Year, and is a collaboration between the Stockholm Furniture Fair and the publishing house It Is Media. The award can be seen as an attempt to bring the industry together, with the aim to recognize and pay tribute to newcomers and established players working with architecture and design in Scandinavia,
The award ceremony took place on February 6 in the Stockholm City Hall during a spectacular awards dinner. The evening was led by Elis Monteverde Burrau


Pleated for Frank

2023-01-25 | TAGS: News

Art and design duo Folkform challenge long-held traditions of the fine art of pleating, presenting an innovative lighting collection that brings craftsmanship into contemporary times.

Welcome to Svenskt Tenn!
Strandvägen 5
Feb 6 – April 2 2023

Opening hours viewing
Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 11am – 4pm

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The Blue Tapestries at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023

2023-01-25 | TAGS: News

The Gallery Edition
Welcome to The Exhibition with The Blue Tapestries with Ldp and Dahl Agenturer.
Stofair C14:11

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Folkform: Factory Works

2022-01-24 | TAGS: News

Folkform: Factory Works is an exhibition and auction of objects from the Stockholm-based design studio Folkform. Taking a selection from Folkform’s collected works of product and furniture design, Factory Works includes pieces produced over the last 15 years.

Viewing February 9–12, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Auction February 4–13 Online only {---}


Exhibition at Sven Harrys Art Museum

2022-02-06 | TAGS: News

The Folkform + Åke Axelsson Masonite Chair is exhibited at Sven-Harrys Art Museum in Stockholm from today. The Masonite Chair is a collaboration between the iconic Swedish interior architect Åke Axelsson and Folkform. The chair is inspired by an experimental design by Åke Axelsson from 1978, he then made several interpretations of a Marcel Breuer chair ”Ti3a”. The new Folkform+Åke Axelsson Masonite Chair was designed as a unique piece for the exhibition Talking to Åke. The exhibition at Sven Harrys Art Museum is running 5th of February to the 27th of March!


Nominated for the Swedish Design Award by Rum

2021-02-09 | TAGS: News

We are honoured that the Red Plissé Lamp is being nominated for the Swedish Design Award by Rum in the category Furniture of the year 2021!


Dezeen Awards 2020 Longlisted in the exhibition design category

2020-09-01 | TAGS: News

For this year’s Dezeen award Folkform has been long-listed in the categories Exhibition design: ”Folkform Production Novellas” Installation design: the Mural at Spånga public swimming pool, and finally Folkform were longlisted in the category for seating design with the design of the Plank chair. {---}


Dezeen Awards 2020 Longlisted in the installation design category

2020-09-01 | TAGS: News

We are honored to announce that Folkform has been longlisted in three of the Dezeen Awards 2020 design categories:
Exhibition design, Seating Design and Installation design.


Folkform public art installation in Spånga

2020-08-07 | TAGS: News

The Stockholm-based design studio Folkform has completed a permanent installation for the public indoor swimming pool in Spånga, outside of Stockholm.


Exhibition at Vandalorum 2019-2020

2019-05-06 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkform: Production Novellas
On 5 October 2019 the large-scale exhibition Production Novellas by Folkform will open at Vandalorum in Värnamo.
5 October 2019 – 8 march 2020
Vandalorum, Värnamo


New gallery benches for Nationalmuseum

2018-10-02 | TAGS: News

Design studio Folkform is proud to reveal Patchwork, a specially commissioned leather Bench that will grace the museum´s galleries and entrance lobby.


Folkform Public Art Lab

2019-01-23 | TAGS: News | Uncategorized

A collaboration between Folkform, Färgfabriken and Södertörn University.
Folkform will be hosting their very first Public Art Lab at Färgfabriken.
Among invited speakers are
Bigert & Bergström, Folkform, Katja Pettersson, Päivi Ernkvist, Frida Fjellman, Magdalena Nilsson and others.


Folkform in Milan

2018-04-11 | TAGS: News

Join us in Milan April 16-22 during Milano Design Week.
Via Eugenio Balzan 4, in Brera Design District
Press Preview Monday 16 April 09.00-17.00
Opening Party Tuesday 17 April 18.00-22.00


Folkform unique handmade books

2017-04-06 | TAGS: News

In collaboration with the craftsmen at the bookbinders workshop Folkform are manufacturing one unique book each day during the exhibition in Milan.
Welcome to se the result Legatoria Conti Borbone at Corso Magenta 31.


Salone Del Mobile Euroluce 2017

2017-03-31 | TAGS: News

Salone Del Mobile
04-09 April 2017.
Pav 13 E01


WINNER of the 2016 Lauritz Icon award

2017-02-06 | TAGS: News

The studio is honoured to be the winner of the 2016 Lauritz Icon award for the lamp Skyline. The award ceremony was held in Stockholm in the beginning of December.
Thank You again International and Residence Magazine


Revolving bookcases at Rönnells

2016-01-31 | TAGS: News

International launch of our new Revolving Bookcases. The event takes place at the long-established Rönnells bookshop in Stockholm.

Place: Rönnells Antikvariat
Address: Birger Jarlsgatan 32
Opening: 10th of February 6pm-9pm
Reading by Carl Johan De Geer at 7pm
To attend please contact
Exhibition open: 11–20th of February 2016


Romanian Design Week

2015-06-22 | TAGS: News

Folkform is a part of the Romanian Design Week, an annual event in Bucharest that promote design and architecture.
May 16th to 24th, 2015.

Folkform at Nordiska Museet

2013-10-04 | TAGS: News

Cabinets with Stripes by Folkform commissioned by Nordiska Museet.

Exhibition: Oct 4th – Aug 31th 2014
Address: Djurgårdsvägen 6–16 Stockholm

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Commission for the National Public Art Council

2013-09-17 | TAGS: News | Uncategorized

Black and White Fractional Numbers
Sculpture inspired by mathematical fractional numbers, the black and white squares are divided into geometric shapes each representing a mathematical problem.
The patterns were created during a workshop with the children at the school.
Vansta, 2013


New work at Skultuna

2013-01-30 | TAGS: News

International launch of our new products for Skultuna. The event takes place in the new Skultuna Concept Store at Grev Turegatan 18 in Stockholm.

We invite you to the exhibition Feb 4th–Feb 9th
Address: Grev Turegatan 18

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Folkform at Skandium LDF 2012

2012-09-17 | TAGS: News

A Folkform exhibition at Skandium
Date: 19-28 September 2012
Address: 245-249 Brompton Road
London SW3 2EP

Check out the patchwork leather benches that we will exhibit.


Study of Stones in Milan

2014-02-05 | TAGS: News

Study of Stones in Milan
Raw material from the ancient swedish limestone hills forms the basis of a new series of articles.
In the new series in stone Folkform has been collaborating with some of the few stone masons still working in the Gillberga quarry.
Hope to see you at the exhibition in Milan! {---}

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Stone Veneer Tables in Milan

2014-02-03 | TAGS: News

A New series of furniture; Stone Veneer Tables. The table top is made of an entirely new stone material, where wafer-thin sheets of stone are cut and glued into a 1 mm thick stone top {---}


Bronze cabinet at Örnsbergs auction

2012-02-02 | TAGS: News

Auction of studio produced objects by Swedish and international designers; Ingegerd Råman, Matti Klenell, Folkform, Åsa Jungelius, TAF, Gustaf Nordenskiöld, Per B Sundberg, Thomas Bernstrand and more.

Exhibition: Feb 6th – 10th, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Address: Jakobsdalsvägen 15A, Subway: Örnsberg | Find


Folkform Manufaktur

2014-02-01 | TAGS: News

We are launching Folkform Manufaktur
-a platform for articles at the intersection between handcraft and industry.
Hope to see You at the exhibition!
Stockholm Furniture Fair A42:20b, 4-8 Feb {---}

Folkform - Acid polish

Industrial Intervention

2011-07-01 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

The exhibition Industrial Intervention started off with a trip to the old glassworks in the Czech countryside. The new pieces explore the collision between mass-produced and handmade articles, where crafts meet industry, the machine meets the hand. Can something new be created when traditional handicraft is incorporated into existing industrial manufacturing processes?

Read a review here (in swedish)

Read more about this project here.


Folkform installation at Whyred

2011-01-31 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Stockholm designweek 2011

FOLKFORM was invited by fashion brand Whyred to create an exclusive installation for the newly opened flag ship store. The duo describes the installation as a celebration of old industrial processes and traditional manufacturing techniques. This exhibition will show limited edition pieces in brass and bronze.

Read more about the project here {---}

Join us for the opening on:
Wednesday Feb 9, 18.00-21.00
Date: Feb 9- Feb 24
Open: Mon-Sun, 10.00-18.00
Address: Mäster Samuelsgatan 3


Sea Plant Cabinet

Folkform in Paris

2010-01-23 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

FOLKFORMs Sea Plant Cabinet was acquired for the permanent design Collection of S. Bensimon Gallery, Paris, The cabinet will be on show for this year’s Maison&Objet

Date: 22-27 january
Address: 111 rue de Turenne, Paris
Tel: 0033 142 74 50 77

Escapists of contemporary design

Escapists of contemporary design

2009-09-19 | TAGS: News

FOLKFORM exhibiting at Mint during the London Design Festival.
For this years London Design Festival, Mint will showcase its intriguing and thought provoking show Mint Escapes. The exhibition will present The Escapists of contemporary design as our modern day storytellers who use the medium of design and craft as the interpretive voice of imagination. This project is in collaboration with Max Fraser author of the Annual London Design Guide 2009. {---}

Join us for the opening on Thursday 24th
Date: Sep 19-27
Open: Mon-Sun, 10-18
Address: Mint, 2 North Terrace, London


Chest with 18 drawers is nominated to Swedish Design Award

Chest with 18 drawers is nominated for the 2008 Swedish Design Award

2008-05-15 | TAGS: News

The Swedish Design Award premiers for the second time around the best examples of Swedish design. Among over 200 contributions only 19 designs have been nominated by a renowned. A number of these nominees will then in June be premiered with the Swedish Design Award. {---}

Welcome on the opening of the exhibition at Svensk Form, at Skeppsholmen on the 10th of June.

Swedish Society of Crafts and Design
Holmamiralens väg 2
SE-111 49 Stockholm



Bruno + 35 Mathsson Prize winners at Sven-Harrys Museum of Art Jan 26—Apr 7 2024

2024-01-27 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

For the first time, Bruno Mathsson’s timeless furniture is shown together with 35 of the foremost of Nordic designers, all of whom have been awarded the prestigious Bruno Mathsson prize. In a uniquely comprehensive exhibition of high-class design, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Nordics’ largest design award, which is awarded annually by the Karin and Bruno Mathsson Foundation.

Sven-Harrys Museum of Art
Eastmansvägen 10–12, Stockholm
January 26th– April 7th

SFF 2024 Stamuli, Folkform, Swedish Ninja – A joint exhibition

2024-01-28 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

During the 2023 London Design Fair,Folkform, Stamuli and Swedish Ninja were commissioned by the Swedish Embassy to create a Pavilion that would represent the nation for the duration of the week. Now, the pavilion is coming home. During the Stockholm Furniture Fair we will once again come together as part of a group exhibition, showcasing some of the best in Swedish design.
Stockholm Furniture Fair 2024
Stand: C15:30


Production Novellas

2023-08-21 | TAGS: News | Works

The Production Novellas is an artistic investigation of material and place, revealing a decade of research by Anna Holmquist, co-founder of Folkform design studio. Told through her 10-year collaboration with a now-closed Masonite factory in Rundvik, Norrbotten, Holmquist examines how design can re-connect consumers with industry, craft and local traditions.


Åke Axelsson Masonite Chair

2023-01-26 | TAGS: News

The Folkform + Åke Axelsson Masonite Chair is exhibited at Älvsjögård
The Masonite Chair is a collaboration between the iconic Swedish interior architect Åke Axelsson and Folkform. The chair is inspired by an experimental design by Åke Axelsson from 1978, he then made several interpretations of a Marcel Breuer chair ”Ti3a”.

Älvsjö gårdsväg 3

Open hours
Tuesday 9am – 3pm
Wednesday – Friday 9am – 6 pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm


Folkform at Studio Franzén at Harrods

2023-01-26 | TAGS: News

Reception at Studio Frantzén at Harrods, London.
Studio Frantzén at Harrods is now officially opened.


Residence Magazine Form Award 2022

2022-02-06 | TAGS: News

We are so happy that the l’art Plissé Lamp series by Folkform has been awarded the Residence Magazine Form Award 2022 in the category lighting of the year.
Motivation: A sophisticated jewel of light that brings the somewhat neglected handcraft of pleating to the fore in a contemporary setting.
Thank you!


Exhibition at Rian Design Museum

2022-02-06 | TAGS: News

Female Traces – Female furniture designers through 100 years
The exhibition Female Traces highlights both historical pioneers from the 20th century and women in today’s young designer generation. With a generous selection of Swedish and international material, the exhibition provides a picture of the importance that female designers have had for the development of modern and contemporary design.

The exhibition shows furniture such as chairs, armchairs, shelves and tables by, among others, Aino Aalto, Mia Cullin, Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist, Monica Förster, Eileen Gray, Lena Larsson, Karin Mobring and Charlotte Perriand.


Plissé White Edition

2021-09-25 | TAGS: News

Plissé White first studio edition is possible to order through Folkform. Come by our gallery or send us an email


L´art plissé

2020-11-10 | TAGS: News

Bar Brillo 29 October-24 January 2021
Folkform and artist Roland Hjort interpret traditional pleating techniques in a joint exhibition


Dezeen Awards 2020 Longlisted in the seating design category

2020-09-01 | TAGS: News

The Dezeen award jury has long-listed 318 projects from 4300 international applicants! We are happy and honoured! Thank you again Dezeen!

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Folkform’s new interpretation of the Tabouret ”Anna” originally designed by Bruno Mathsson in 1945

2020-02-02 | TAGS: News | Uncategorized

In their new interpretation of the tabouret, Folkform’s ambition is to challenge the classic shape drawn by Bruno Mathsson by means of combining materials and techniques in new ways. The covering is made of leather from the Tärnsjö tannery and in the same dark brown tone used for the benches Folkform designed for the National Museum in 2018. The legs are pigmented with varnish in dark brown.

Stockholm Furniture Fair, stand A05:18

Folkform-Dezeen Awards 2019 longlist

Longlisted Dezeen Award 2019

2019-08-27 | TAGS: News

Folkform has been longlisted for the Dezeen Designer of the Year Award 2019!
Thank you Dezeen! {---}

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Salone Del Mobile Euroluce 2019

2019-05-05 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Örsjö Exhibition Stand
F15 Pavilion 13
Fiera Milano Strada
9-14 April 2019


The Nations Gift for H.M Queen Silvia

2019-01-22 | TAGS: News

We are honored that the Swedish Parliament has selected our skyline lamp as the nation´s gift for H.M Queen Silvia of Sweden on her 75th birthday. The brass table lamp will now complement the floor lamp already installed in the Royal Palace.


Join us for our first Studio Conference.

2018-02-05 | TAGS: News

On the occasion of the Stockholm Design Week, Folkform will be hosting their very first Studio Conference. This combines an exhibition and conference format, with the idea of creating a platform to discuss the intersections between theory and practice-based design research. The exhibition runs inside the Örsjö exhibition stand, as a parallel narrative, and the conference sessions will be held as an independent event located inside the context of the Furniture Fair.
Dr Catharine Rossi (UK), Andreas Nobel (SWE) Mårten Medbo (SWE) Folkform (SWE)


Salone Satellite 20 Years anniversery

2017-03-31 | TAGS: News

Selected by the curators among all prevoious exibitors at Salone Satellite are the Masonite Cabinet and Candle Collage
“SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Cretivity”
Dates: 4-25 April
Place: Fabbrica del Vapore
Address: via Procaccini 4, Milano
Open: 10 a.m – 7 p.m


Architecture and Design Centre

2017-02-06 | TAGS: News

Folkform was awarded ”Lauritz ICON Award” and Residence magazine’s “launch of the year” prize. We are honoured to be exhibiting at ArkDes. In this exhibition hosted by Residence Magazine we will display our new Suburban Skyline and Revolving Bookcase.
The exhibition is portrayed by leading Norwegian stylistduo Kråkvik & D’Orazio.
Exhibition open: Feb 8th–March 19th 2017
Address: Exercisplan 4, Skeppsholmen


Revolving Bookcases and Other Objects

2016-07-05 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkform summer exhibition
18 June – 21 August 2016
Address: Gallery Nivå 125
Finnsbovägen 277


Folkform In the Daily News

2015-10-27 | TAGS: News

Folkform at Stockholm Design Week

2015-01-17 | TAGS: News

– Twelve methods that investigate contemporary design culture. An exhibition curated by Folkform in collaboration with Johanna Agerman Ross during Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015.
In the field of design in recent years, the practical method of making has become just as a prominent part of a project as the finished design itself. This is what Twelve 2015 will highlight.
3-7 Feb 2015
Stand B12:11


Folkform Cabinets at Artipelag

2013-09-17 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Artipelag 14 juni 2013 till 21 augusti 2013
Folkform is invited to Artipelag

Designers and architects have traditionally been inspired by nature and used wood as an important design material. Amongst Swedish designers, the popularity of wood has waxed and waned over time – culminating in the hysterical 1970s pine mania, when every kitchen table was made of a thick solid wood top and {---}

untreated pine was the finest one could have. But eventually the world had enough! Wood became just about banned by designers for a pretty a long time. Pine-haters took over. However, now, in the tracks of ecological and environmental awareness, the woods have become accepted again and designers – not just in Sweden but everywhere – have taken wood to new heights. This new wave of wood’s popularity is expressed in this summer’s large design exhibition: One, Two, Tree! – Artipelag’s first all-design exhibition. On nearly 13,000 square feet, we let the woods into the living room, mix high with low, house with milking stool, boats with playhouses, and particleboard with hardwood.



Folkform at London Design Festival Mint Gallery

2013-09-17 | TAGS: News

14th -30th September 2013

2 North Terrace
Alexander Square
London SW3 2BA {---}

As part of the 2013 London Design Festival Mint will curate a selection of works called Cabinets of Curiosity.The show will seek to highlight the intelligent contemporary design that’s emerging from Sweden, focusing on the creation of design art through an examination of craftsmanship and its relationship to unique designs. The exhibition is arranged by MINT in collaboration with Svensk Form.



Folkform at Gallery Kleerup

2013-01-30 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Folkform is part of the group show Contemporary Lightworks at Gallery Kleerup.
An exhibition with new pieces by: Johan Carpner / Folkform / Alexander Lervik / Katja Pettersson.

Opening Party
Feb 4th 6pm–12pm
Jakobs Torg 3

Feb 5th–8th


Folkform Cabinets by Svenskt Tenn

2012-05-15 | TAGS: News

Folkform is launching the new furniture line Masonite:Memoriam containing Masonite cabinets designed exclusively for Svenskt Tenn. The cabinets are made from original recovered Masonite from 1929, in combination with the last Masonite boards produced in the factory in Rundvik in April 2011.

Check out the new cabinets here.


Industrial Intervention vase in the Swedish National Art Collection

2012-04-10 | TAGS: News

Folkforms hand and machine cut vase was acquired by the National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.

See the vase here.


Fare Lume: Candles between art and design

2012-04-10 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

“We looked at two decades to the mark of the new millennium and amazingly we find ourselves thinking, imagining, representing, designing,
and still dreaming about candles.”

Poldi Pezzoli Museum | Via Manzoni 12, Milan | Find
5th April – 21st May 2012
10 am – 6 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

Wednesday 4th April, 2012 | 6.30 pm
Thursday 19th April, 2012 | 6.30 pm


‘Fare Lume’ is an exhibition showcasing items dedicated to the most traditional form of light, the candle.
Presented by Italian lighting company Foscarini and curated by Beppe Finessi, the pieces on display range in items from photographs, drawings, sculptures and interactive installations. The designed objects and contemporary artworks deal with a subject that has spanned the centuries and which continues to evolve to this present day. Projects by Marcel Wanders, Philip Starck, and Jean-Marie Massaud also have their works featured in the show.



Folkform exhibits at la Pelota

2014-04-01 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

The Scale of Things at La Pelota-Milan-8/4-13/4
Six of Sweden’s foremost designers’ interpretation of the con­cept of scale: to scale down, scale up, scale in relation between objects and between images and reality, to scale as monu­ments and miniatures and in terms of distance. A unique op­portunity to witness widely differing design interpretations never before presented in Milan.
April 8 – April 13
An exhibition of experimental work by Jens Fager, Folkform, Färg & Blanche, Jonas Wagell, Lukas Dahlén & Matti Klenell.
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Folkform in London

2011-08-26 | TAGS: News

The Ambassador of Sweden will open up her Residence at Portland Place for a Swedish design exhibition. The magnificent architecture of Robert and James Adam will shed a new light on the contemporary shapes of Swedish design for one of the first events during the Design Festival. Folkform will exhibit limited edition pieces of lamps and candle holders in brass and bronze and selected glass pieces from the Industrial Intervention exhibition.

To read more click here


Industrial Intervention – Contemporary glass exhibition

2011-05-01 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News
FOLKFORM & Maxim Velčovský at Färgfabriken
– Center for contemporary art and architecture.
May 19 – July 31 2011
Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday 11:00-16:00


The designers FOLKFORM will in the coming exhibition, Industrial Intervention, explore the meeting between the Swedish and Czech glass and porcelain tradition, together with the Czech artist Maxim Velčovský. Maxim Velčovský have explored the Czech craft traditions in his contemporary art works, with the intention to preserve the old crafts. The cooperation with Folkform can be viewed as an extension of this, they investigate both the past and the future possibilities within the field. The result of the collaboration will be presented at Färgfabriken during the summer 2011.


FOLKFORM new studio

FOLKFORM new studio

2010-08-30 | TAGS: News

FOLKFORM is pleased to announce the opening of its new studio space and product gallery at Grindsgatan 29, Södermalm, Stockholm.

Welcome to visit us!


Solo show at Gallery Pascale

2010-01-16 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

Gallery Pascale, the first dedicated design gallery in Sweden, will be hosting an exhibition of a limited edition series of candelabras by FOLKFORM.
Folkform has created its Candle Collages series for Gallery Pascale in cooperation with Liljeholmen Candle Factory. The collection is comprised of unique candelabras and candleholders. Simple tea light candles are placed side-by-side with pillar candles and more exclusive hand-crafted votives. The various lights are traditionally used in separate contexts. The new candelabras combine these different types of candles with unique materials to create an entirely new form of expression. {---}

Join us for the opening on
Saturday 16th of January, 13-16!

Date: 100116-100206
Open: Thu-Sun, 10-18
Address: Humlegårdsgatan 15, Stockholm


Experimenta Design Biennale 2008

FOLKFORM invites you for the premiere of a new installation

2008-09-15 | TAGS: News

Experimenta Design Biennale 2008, Westerhuis Gallery, AMSTERDAM
Welcome to join the Opening 19th of september 9.00 PM {---}


Westerstraat 187, 1015 MA Amsterdam


Masonite at Material ConneXions

FOLKFORM´s Masonite at Material ConneXions library of innovative materials

2008-01-15 | TAGS: Exhibitions | News

The product will now be on display in Material ConneXions four locations; New York, Bangkok, Cologne and Milan