stockholm furniture & light fair CANCELS 2022 EDITION


UPDATE (03.18.2022): the stockholm furniture & light fair has decided to cancel its plans for a fair in september and instead focus on february 2023. the new dates are february 7–11. ‘after discussions with the industry we decided to offer our exhibitors and international visitors a new opportunity and re-scheduled the event to september,’ says chicie lindgren, business area manager, stockholm design events. ‘in hindsight we’ve realised that this decision has divided the industry; many exhibitors and visitors choose between september this year and the coming fair in february.’ because of this divide, the organization decided to postpone the fair for the third time and focus on the 2023 furniture & light fair postponed to february 2023the twelve area at stockholm furniture & light fair | image courtesy of stockholmsmässan





due to the rise of COVID-19 in several countries, stockholm furniture & light fair had been postponed from february to september 6-9, 2022. the decision to temporarily move the stockholm furniture & light fair to september was based on when other design fairs and activities are taking place internationally during the year, as well as on the access to the premises at the fair ground stockholmsmässan. ‘we are an international fair with exhibitors and visitors travelling here from all over the world, including our neighbouring scandinavian countries,’ says hanna nova beatrice, project area manager for stockholm furniture & light fair and stockholm design week. ‘we have great interest and engagement for the 2022 edition of the fair, but we need to move it forward due to the current situation in the world.’


while the stockholm furniture & light fair had been postponed, stockholm design week (which is also arranged by the fair) ran as normal between february 7 and 13, 2022, in accordance with prevailing restrictions. exhibitions and activities in the city were listed in the stockholm design week’s app, making it easy for visitors to get around in the city.‘many of the planned exhibits and activities during stockholm design week can still be carried out and therefore it still feels relevant to go ahead with the design week in the city. we have a press programme and welcome the international press who are able to travel, but of course we follow the prevailing restrictions,’ hanna nova beatrice concludes.


the new dates for the stockholm furniture & light fair are february 7–11, furniture & light fair postponed to february 2023 stockholm furniture & light fair 2019 | image by gustav kaiserstockholm furniture & light fair postponed to february 2023exhibitor materia’s stand at stockholm furniture & light fair 2012 | image by stockholmsmässan