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Six HDK alumni chosen for Young Swedish Design (Ung Svensk Form) 2016

Two HDK alumni recieved this years IKEA scholarship and four more alumni are among the chosen for Young Swedish Design (Ung Svensk Form) 2016. This was announced during the first day of the ongoing Stockholm Furniture Fair.

Ung Svensk Form is an arena for young design. The project was created with the aim of increasing the knowledge and widening the scope of new, innovative Swedish design; helping it reach new audiences. The exhibition offers designers a possibility to meet the audience and manufacturers, a chance to initiate dialogue and establish new contacts. The project was initiated by Svensk Form and Form/Design Center in 1998.

Among this year's 400 contributions, 20 was chosen for the touring exhibition that opened on February 9, during the ongoing furniture fair in Stockholm. 

Two of the 20 was chosen for IKEA:s work scholarship: Love Hultén and Maria Seipel, both alumni from HDK. Their scholarships consists each of a five month long paid internship at IKEA Sweden, and also housing for this period of time.

Four more nominees, Samuel Kuhfuss, Emma Dahlqvist, Aditra Copra and Joel Andersson has also been students at HDK.

The HDK alumni contributions:
Maria Seipel: Approaching (the) Book as Matter
Love Hultén: R-KAID-R,
Samuel Kuhfuss: Fundamental Essential
Emma Dahlqvist: It ́s Now or Näver
Aditra Copra & Joel Andersson: "Den lilla svarta"/Little black dress

At Ung Svensk Forms webpage, you can read more about the nominees and their contributions, and also find dates and places for the touring exhibition.   

Big congratulations from HDK to Love, Maria, Samuel, Emma, Aditra and Joel! 

Photo of Maria Seipel's contribution: Emanuel Cederqvist.
Photo of Love Hultén's contribution: used on a Creative Common licence. 
Photo of Love och Maria from the award show: Marina Andersson