The Material Gap

Svensk Form, The Antonia Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Sustainable Development and Bioinspired Forum invites you to

Closing the Material Gap – Behave!

Join us for a special talk on future materials during Stockholm Design Week. Our special international guests Arik Levy and Tom Dixon will together with prominent scientific researchers and fellow designers share insights and visions on the behavior of materials.

Time: 18.00 – 19.30, Tuesday February 8 Place: Stora Salongen at Berns, Berzelii Park, Stockholm

The design industry is confronted with the challenge of finding a new path for a more sustainable development. One way to achieve this is through new and more sustainable materials. But how do we want future materials to behave? The discussion is part of a long term process to bring disciplines and knowledge together. The aim is to create a platform for creative collaboration between researchers and practitioners.

In the Panel: – Arik Levy, designer, technician, artist, photographer, filmmaker. – Tom Dixon, industrial designer and creative director to the Tom Dixon. – Jonas Runberger, architect, researcher and lecturer KTH School of Architecture, director Dsearch digital designdevelopment White Architects. – Marie-Louise Ainalem, resarcher and director’s scientific assistant at European Spallation Source/ESS AB. – Fredrika Gullfot, entrepreneur/researcher and CEO at Simris Alg.

Moderator: Mark Isitt, writer/journalist.

After the seminar, please stay for the launch of Form magazine and PechaKucha Night with great Swedish and international speakers, read more on