Curatorial Statement

Adorno is pleased to present “1 + 1 = 3” – the collection – created in collaboration with Southern Sweden Design Days, showcasing a selection of new work from ten designers and studios participating in the event’s inaugural year. This colourful collection visualises the themes of the event, featuring a range of work – in glass, ceramic, stone, wood, and reclaimed materials – which has been developed collaboratively, reflect on sustainability through local materials and focus on small-scale production. Together, they present a vision of this unique aspect of the larger Swedish design scene. The collection is exhibited both virtually on Adorno and physically at Lokstallarna in Malmö during SSDD in the “Swedish Pavilion”, a temple-like pine wood structure designed by Forstberg Ling. In addition to the collection pieces, both iterations of the exhibition also include the art installation “New Angels” by Jeanette Gostomski and curtains by ZigZagZurich, especially commissioned for this year’s event.

Featuring pieces from Andréason & Leibel, Karolina Brobeck & Mina Karami, Kunsik Choi, LAB LA BLA, Louise Hederström, Markus Emilsson,  Malmö Upcycling Service (M.U.S.), Polymorf, Sara Sjöbäck, and VI PÅ ÖN.

Experience the virtual exhibition here on Adorno from 27 May, 12 CET, and view the selected pieces in person at Lokstallarna, Malmö during Southern Sweden Design Days – Thursday, 28 May to Sunday, 30 May, 11-16 CET (see the SSDD Programme for details)


"The design scene in southern Sweden is characterized by openness, curiosity and collaboration. These traits shape a unique environment and a breeding ground where different disciplines, expressions and styles can be refined as well as blended into a multifaceted whole." – Form/Design Center



3.500 incl. VAT