Kinnarps wins price for best stand

At Stockholm Furniture & Light fair, Kinnarps is inviting its visitors to be part of “Silhouettes of Kinnarps”- an architectural monument that celebrates the company's 75-year history, its present and its future. Now the stand has been awarded with "Editor's Choice Award", the jury has concluded that Kinnarps has the best stand at the fair.

Photos by Åke E:son Lindman

“We are of course very happy for this award. Kinnarps celebrates 75 years this year, so we wanted to draw attention to our history, but also our present and future in the stand. We want to show our offer “Workspace Solutions” that lead to wellbeing and prosperity and offer our visitors an experience. We see this award as a proof that we have succeeded”, says Elisabeth Slunge, Director Global Range & Communications.

The Creative Director for Kinnarps' stand is Johan Ronnestam – an innovator, entrepreneur and experienced brand expert. To create the stand, he teamed up with Björn Förstberg and Mikael Ling from Förstberg Ling, an architectural and design agency in Malmö experienced in both architecture and interior design. Johan Ronnestam shares his thoughts about the stand and the project:

“To work with one of Sweden’s, and the world’s finest workspace solutions brand has been an honour. There is so much history, know-how and knowledge about the future workspace that we’ve been able to draw inspiration from. Already when I and Förstberg Ling started working on the design concepts for the Kinnarps experience our goal was to create an experience that highlighted Kinnarps strongest assets - the ability to adapt, change and always look forward.

“The construction is a space where people can meet, share ideas and be inspired. It’s a celebration of the Kinnarps history and future. A concept intended to celebrate 75 years by inviting the visitors to become part of the experience. The modern workspace solution is an open atmosphere where conversations between people, creativity and productivity leads to innovation. This were the key components we wanted to communicate when we created this transparent construction”

Johan Ronnestam

“For us, the concept “The Silhouettes of Kinnarps”, is a temple of transparency and sophisticated detailing that shares design principles with the company's workspace philosophy.” says Björn Förstberg and Mikael Ling, Förstberg Ling.

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is open until February 11.

About Kinnarps

Kinnarps was founded in 1942 by Jarl and Evy Andersson. To this day it is a 100% family owned enterprise, with Jarl's and Evy's children and grandchildren now taking charge. Kinnarps provides interior workspace solutions for offices and public environments. High quality and low environmental impact mark the entire value chain - from raw material to finished solutions for the workspace. Kinnarps is currently one of Europe's largest provider of workspace interior solutions. Sales operations are conducted in about 40 countries and the group had a turnover in 2014/2015 of about SEK 3.8 billion.

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