Prototypa – Stockholm Design Week 2017

Prototypa – Stockholm Design Week 2017

This February, Form Us With Love opened their studio in central Stockholm to the public, introducing Prototypa, a mini-series of exhibitions, dialogues, and workshops under the theme of prototyping.

First out, was an exhibition and dialogue with industrial designer, Shane Schneck, the man behind the celebrated studio Office for Design. In an informal talk, moderated by writer and strategist Lia Forslund, insights were found, including ways in which materials are used in prototyping to inform the outcome, and how a quick prototype differs from a slow one.

‘I always make analog prototypes, using paper for instance, before I start 3D printing or creating a digital design file. It is important for me to start with something where I can reach quick conclusions before I get too tied up in a particular form,’ Shane Schneck explains.



Day two, welcomed the design challenge ‘Q&A with BIG-GAME’ curated by Form Us With Love. A travelling interpretation exercise initiated by Swiss design studio BIG-GAME. Within the realm of prototyping, the result became an exhibition of ten ideations by Form Us With Love mirroring ten objects designed by BIG-GAME, presented with an emphasis on the shared commonalities of a process, as well as some interesting iterations or ‘hacks’ of the Swiss designs.

‘This is the eight time we do the Q&A, and it is interesting to see how this particular challenge became entirely about discovering the ideation process, as oppose to the interpretations of the finished product,’ Augustin Scott de Martinville, Elric Petit and Grégoire Jeanmonod, founders of BIG-GAME reflects.



The mini-series then culminated in a final assessment, a prototype workshop including a push pin, eggs, paper, and scissors. In ten multidisciplinary teams of three, seventeen different nationalities collaborated to create an impressive array of paper engineering—woven belts, interlocked containers and perpendicular wrapping techniques.

‘I was so proud to see the studio filled with creative people from all over the world coming together in craftsmanship, using very few means. Within just two hours we had incredible design results,’ John Löfgren, Creative Director at Form Us With Love recalls.




SHAW Contract – Inside Shapes

BAUX – Arch and Curve

TID – No.1 – 33

MDD – Testing Grounds

Spritmuseum – Champagne Exhibition

IKEA – Odger

Prototypa – London

TID – No. 3

TID – Canvas

Prototypa – Milan Design Week 2017

Swedish Design Moves

BAUX – Patterns

Prototypa – Stockholm Design Week 2017


IKEA – Kungsbacka

+Halle – Nest Collection

IKEA museum

Ateljé Lyktan – Ogle Collection

ateljé Lyktan – Ogle Mini

The I-X Book

+Halle – Nest

Stockholmmässan – Greenhouse 2016

The I—X Exhibition


BAUX – 3D Pixel

Spritmuseum – Ölbryggan

TID – Display Blocks

TID – No.2

IKEA – Janinge

TID – Leather Wristbands

BAUX – Acoustic Panels

Hem – Koti

LaCividina – Join

SVEDBERGS – Forsa Collection

SPRITMUSEUM – Beer Exhibition

Pen Store

MENU – Cage Collection

Absolut – Atelier


Visit Sweden – In Real Life

PLUST – Fura

BAUX – Tiles

MR PERSWALL – Temperature Wallpaper Collection

Baux – Range Strategy

Hem – Levels

Hem – Bento Collection


RBM – Noor

Form Us With Love – Market

Cosentino – Slab Vases

TID – No. 1

BAUX – Träullit Decor – Hexagon

Form Us With Friends 2012

JOV – Hidden Stockholm Carpet

Gottsunda – Warm Bench

Muuto – Unfold

Abstracta – Plaid

Design House Stockholm – Form Pentant

FontanaArte – Yupik

TID watches – Range Strategy

ateljé Lyktan – Plug Lamp


Mitab – Button

PUB – Green Heroes Exhibition

Bolon – Botanic

Mitab – Rodeo

Mitab – Piccolo

Mitab – Lobby

ateljé Lyktan – Study Hood

Form Us With Friends 2011

ateljé Lyktan – Hood

Bolon – Range Strategy

Nordiska Museum – Dandy

Mitab – Hilo

Muuto – Match

Cappellini – Lace Metal Lamp

Westal – Facet

Voice – Swell

JUVV – Prosthesis

Form Us With Friends 2010

DePadova – Keel

Form Us With Love – Mekano

Form Us With Love – Milan Midnight Dinner

Mitab – Button

Form Us With Love – Milan Oasis


Ateljé Lyktan – Range Strategy

Design House Stockholm – Cord Lamp

Form Us With Love – B.I.O.