Sustain Able Voices

5 March 2020 – 25 April 2021

The exhibition Sustain Able Voices was showcased to visitors at IKEA Museum in Älmhult during the spring of 2020. Since 1998, the jury of Young Swedish Design has been awarding distinctions for innovative, boundary-crossing design. The exhibition is based on 25 selected contributions from 2004 to 2020, and interviews with some of the designers behind them. Come and see us, or join us on a digital showing of thought-provoking design that inspires a more sustainable future.

Anna Sandberg Falk, Curator, IKEA Museum

A woman wearing a multicoloured, tufted outfit with long, messy threads and graffiti decorations.
Josefine Gennert Jakobsson Mural Dressing, 2018
A biodegradable white and black sculpture looking like a three-dimensional doodle, made from recycled, natural materials.
Emeli Höcks Compostable Composite, 2017

The world doesn’t need more things – it needs the right kind of things! Now more than ever, the world also needs huge amounts of courage, creativity and commitment – commitment which is growing ever stronger among many young people today. And that gives cause for hope!

Mats Widbom, MD of Svensk Form (Swedish Society of Crafts and Design)

Kristina Schultz Lindberg 100 Days of Need and Greed, 2016
Kristina Schultz Lindberg 100 Days of Need and Greed, 2016
A detail of a plastic chair with armrests, intertwined with a metal shape that is partly supporting the plastic chair.
Rebecca Ahlstedt R-use R-design R-vitalise R-ockingchair: Swinging plastic, 2004
A table made from slag, a black lava-like steel industry waste material, and a round sheet of steel.
Elias Båth Död mark/Dead Ground, 2020
A petri dish with an orange liquid and intensely red bacteria strains creating an interesting pattern.
Jan Klingler Bacteria in a New Light, 2019

The exhibition shows selected design by Cecilia Actis, Rebecca Ahlstedt, Victor Alge, Karin Bodin, Amanda Borgfors Mészàros, Elias Båth, Emma Dahlqvist, Robert During Janson, Jenny Ekdahl, Fredrik Färg, Erika Geiger Ohlin, Josefine Gennert Jakobsson, Lies-Marie Hoffmann, Mia Hulterstam, Emeli Höcks, Jan Klinger, Anton Kolbe, Per Nadén, Johanna Nestor, Nonhuman Nonsense, Christoffer Ohlander, Erik Olsson, Jens Peterson Berger, Kristina Schultz Lindberg, Martin Thübeck and Olov Ylinenpää.

A large room with spotlights and exhibition posters printed on long sheets of paper arranged to create wavelike shapes.
Sustain Able Voices at IKEA Museum.