Highlights from Formex January 2020

Formex is over for this time and besides all the exciting product news, we had a full schedule with creative workshops, guest exhibitions and much more. Also, during the fair in January we focused on a return to the origin - the love of design. Below are some of the highlights from four intense and amazing days.


The French trend agency Carlin created the exhibition in the entrance hall. There, they had a Retail hub where objects, people, concepts and ideas met. One insight Carlin wanted to share was that the shop environment should be a pleasurable experience.

Popular theme days

During the fair the popular theme days continued. On the 17 of January, there was several lectures on the theme of maximized customer meetings in the new retail world. The day after, the focus was on the importance of sustainability. During the theme day Trends & Colors Lotta Ahlvar and Hilary Alexander was on stage and during the last day of the fair, the theme was branding.

New design

During Formex the visitors could discover tomorrow's designers in the area Upcoming in hall B. There 19 talents presented their products and Amnon Lipkin won the new price Design Talents Best in Show.

See all the talents

Celebrating 60 years

In 2020, Formex will mark 60 years as the most important meeting place in the Nordic countries for design and interior design. This was celebrated in January in the form of a historic style trip - 60 years of table settings. Stylist Cecilia Tivar created a unique exhibition with porcelain that showed the typical style of each decade.

Trend exhibition

This spring's three major trends were shown in an inspiring exhibition interpreted by stylist Tina Hellberg. The trends presented were Negative Space, Concrete Brutalism and Sensational Flow.

Bloody Awesome

During the fair visitors could see the collection "Bloody Awesome" with scarf and kimonos, about breaking taboos, shattering period shame and paying homage to everything it means to be a woman. The stand also showed the jewelry brand Statements by Lann with everything from a small menstrual cup in silver to a tampon topped with red stones.

Unique guest exhibition

Maraboparken Konsthall and Klippan launched in a joint stand two plaques by textile designer Wanja Djanaieff. The stand also showed images of Wanja's patterns and designs - a small sneak peek of the Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition this summer.