2011 stockholm designboom mart team image © designboom

bring a designsouvenir™ home from stockholm! for the 3rd time in sweden, designboom hosted a mart exhibition of 40 international design professionals, as part of the cultural program of the stockholm furniture fair 2011. at our famous market exhibition, visitors are able to meet the young avant-garde, discuss and buy self-produced or limited edition pieces directly from the designers. this time, more than 200 designsouvenirs™ from 25 countries were on sale!



designboom mart at stockholm furniture fair  2011 objects on sale at stockholm designboom mart 2011


designboom marts are an unprecedented opportunity to meet the young designers and become familiar with their work. the group exhibitions see international design professionals personally presenting their wares. (prototypes and/or limited edition pieces) along with, various-samples. the designers have the opportunity to meet and discuss with customers, manufacturers, distributors, press and museum curators – verifying their designs and their packaging credentials.mart visitors can purchase intelligent, useful and quirky items for a symbolic price, anywhere between 100 SEK – 1000 SEK (ca. 10 – 100 USD).


designboom mart at stockholm furniture fair  2011 images © designboom


design fairs are a fantastic occasion to reach like-minded people (curators, press, general public)  as well as industry professionals. 


they are all in love with design and want to know the stories behind the ‘products’,  they like to shop and the designboom mart is theplace to do it. designboom marts serve as a unique interactive platform for emerging and established designers to test their new ideasat a very low exhibition cost, prior to investing large sums into solo shows. many designers went on to achieve notoriety in the designbusiness following their participation in designboom marts.


the designboom marts are truly international – designers come from over 20 countries, and partially cover the travel costs through the sales that they make. over the intense days of exhibiting and socializing designers have the chance to discuss their work with other professionals from different cultural backgrounds.



video © duncan shotton


duncan shotton gives a pecha kucha talk about his experience at the stockholm designboom mart 2011 (beginning at 1:09) and the ‘cloud’ he produced specially for the show.


the exhibiting designers of the 2011 stockholm designboom mart:


designboom mart at stockholm furniture fair  2011

the designboom mart is widely recognized as the ORIGINAL, the first ever design bazaar. in early 2005 designboom created a completely new formula of exhibition and since then we have organized over 20 international marts worldwide, that combine high-profile design with a popular street market setting, making up the cultural program of trade fairs.


designboom mart at stockholm furniture fair  2011 stockholm city image © designboom