Latest Scandinavian Design News

Volvo Cars’ owner launches new brand Lynk & Co

Using no rule books, no conventions and no traditions a new Chinese-Swedish next-gen vehicle concept is born to cater to the Millennials. The brand new global car brand LYNK & CO is born, addressing the needs and preferences of a global connected generation and challenging car industry conventions. Its products are designed and engineered in…

Danish Food and Fashion return to Chongqing

The 3rd Danish Food and Fashion Show 2016 was held in Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. The event that took place on 5 November, hosted by the Royal Danish Consulate General in Chongqing, aimed to promote communication in the fashion and design industries between the countries. It also gave guests the opportunity to enjoy the latest…

Marja Kurki China new Beijing office

In November the Managing Director of Marja Kurki China, Ms. Caroline Xue invited the Embassy of finland in Beijing, along with several bloggers and other fashion influencers to the Marja Kurki’s new Beijing office opening event in Liangmaqiao area. Also Marja Kurki`s CEO Mr. Tapani Kurki had flown from Finland to attend the event. As…

Design web shop brings Scandinavian brands to Southeast Asian market

Singaporean Alvin Tan has launched a design web shop that offers shipping of home accessories, furnishings and furniture items to customers in Southeast Asia, including a selection of Scandinavian brands. Applicata, Architectmade, danskina, Kvadrat, Menu, Normann Copenhagen, and Pappelina are Scandinavian brands in the selection. The focus is set on selling a range of thoughtfully…

Scandinavian office design Senab Interior opens in Shanghai

On 18 November 2016 Senab Interior opened their newly designed showroom in Shanghai – also constituting a modern office space that introduces a more flexible and efficient view on office interior. The Scandinavian design has been adapted to the vibrant Chinese market, and also taking into account the needs of the local staff introducing different…

Colour matters, new hues for Håg Capisco Puls

Scandinavian Business Seating Asia brings colour into focus in 2016 as the rolling out of fresh new shades for HÅG’s all-purpose Capisco Puls has been announced. Think of Scandinavian design, and particular colours will almost certainly pop into your mind – the subtle, pale tones of the north as well as the bold hues of…

Scandic introduces “Design For All” in Singapore

Magnus Berglund, Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, was invited to speak at the AccessAbility Perspective Seminar in Singapore on 22 November. The event was arranged by the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore and was mainly focused on how the tourist sector can improve accessibility for guests with special needs. Scandic is the largest Nordic hotel operator…

Finnish Lifestyle Asia promotes brands

On 13 – 16 October 2016 Finpro arranged a match showroom for its ‘Lifestyle Asia Growth Programme’ held in in Mode Shanghai, the official showroom tradeshow (for selected brands) of Shanghai Fashion Week. The Finnish three-year programme (officially launched in March 2016) helps Finnish lifestyle brands explore sales opportunities in Asian consumer markets. It offers…

Designer Johan Persson on Hong Kong/ Shenzhen as global start-up, design hub

Meet Johan Persson, a Swedish native with a 20-year track record of brand and design management, successfully operating out of Hong Kong since ten years back. Running his own industrial design studio C’monde Studios from there Johan benefits from being at the doorstep of the ‘world’s factory’ – Shenzhen (in China); which played a key…