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21st February, 2016
The Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair shows that Nordic design’s unfussy, minimalist aesthetic is enjoying a resurgence

This time of year is show time for Europe’s architects, interior designers and furniture manufacturers. They flock in their thousands to five main exhibitions in Cologne, Paris, Stockholm, Milan and – later in the year – to London looking to discover the latest trends and innovations in the multibillion euro furniture, textile and interior design sector.

Milan’s Salone del Mobile in April is arguably the biggest and the best of the expos. It’s...

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