Swedish stylist Lotta Agaton showcased an inspiring trends exhibition at this years Stockholm furniture fair (2017), named Contrasts. The exhibition highlighted Lotta’s view on the word ‘trend’ and how she expresses the concept of current trends within her styling.
“I don’t like the way we tend to use the word trend today. To me trends are more about tendencies in the society rather than the colour of the year. I believe that the world climate, politics and economy reflects and sets our needs also in interiors. After years with good economy and safety we have had right white spaces open for exposure, but when the world climate and economy gets more uncertain we immediately start to nest. In uncertain times we want out environment to be comforting and safe, and so our walls get darker and more embracing.
Now I think we are getting ready to bring some positive feelings and hope in terms of colour and playfulness in our rooms whether they stayed bright or got dark.’ – Lotta Agaton
I agree with Lotta implicitly. This is part of the foundation of how expert trend forecasters work and a welcome relief that this renowned stylist is enforcing the message. Within this exhibition Lotta Agaton has styled six room sets that convey her message and jaw droppingly cool style.
Dinner chairs from Massproductions upholstered in Raf Simons Kvadrat fabric. Flooring from Bjelin, Dinner table from Ma/u Studios. Ceiling lamp from Wästberg. Large glass Pallo vases designed by Carina Seth Andersson. plates and jugs from Frama
Bathroom with an industrial feel and homage to greenery. Cabinet by Ferm Living. Wall lamp by Lampe Gras, Large planter by Friends and Founders
Black marble side table from Friends and Founders. Palissade lounge chair and porcelain paper cup by HAY.
The pink office, because why not have a pink office! It would make the workplace a little more fun. Kaari desk and wall shelves design by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek/Vitra. Photo print by Kalle Gustafasson
Burnt terracotta, earthy reds and contrasting black. Art by Åsa Stenerhag , Desk by Nikari, Chair designed by Faye Toogood for Please Wait To Be Seated , Pocket Shelving by String, Floor lamp designed by Michael Anastassiades for Flos, Edge plant pots and vases designed by Stilleben for Skagerak
Is this how you imagined Scandinavia interior styling to look? It’s pretty bold and stylish isn’t it?!
Photography © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house
More information about the Stockholm Furniture and Light fair and the Lotta Agaton Trends Exhibition here