This is one of the question that has been in focus for Young Swedish Design in its 25th year. IKEA Museum has curated and co-produced the exhibition with Svensk Form, which showcases works by some of the most promising young Swedish design stars.
The exhibition this year has a distinct circular theme and the participants inspiration comes from what we might normally refer to as leftovers, waste – or just plain rubbish. The pieces take shape from what humans and bark beetles leave behind. Waste from the sun and baby clothes is put to good use, and knowledge from earlier constructions is redeployed. It’s also about preserving old techniques, as this year’s IKEA scholarship Simon Bågstam has done.