Ung Svensk Form is an annual juried award and travelling exhibition that aims to increase and disseminate knowledge about young and innovative Swedish design. It focuses on the need to be able to create and explore freely, without any requirement to adapt the results to the market. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged. Scholarships are awarded to selected designers who have performed particularly well. Ung Svensk Form plays an important role as a forum for the emergence of encounters between designers, manufacturers and the public.

The project began in 1998 at the initiative of Svensk Form (The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) and Form/Design Center in Malmö, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. Many participants from previous years are now well established in their respective fields.

“This year’s edition of Ung Svensk Form takes us on a thought-provoking and richly experiential journey into the borderland between utopia and dystopia. This may be the most conceptual edition of Ung Svensk Form since the project began in Malmö in 1998. It is clear that there is a strong need to comment on the uncertain contours of both the present and the future, whether that involves furniture design, visual communication or speculative design.”
/Mats Widbom, Managing Director, Svensk Form

Catalog 2020

Read the catalog online here>>.

All selected participants in Ung Svensk Form 2020

Camilla ArnbertSurfaced Print
Karin Andersson & Johanna BratelVänskapstorget
Elias BåthDöd Mark
Mattis DallmannWITH / OUT
Evelina DovstenEvery sampling is a testimony
Emilia ElfvikPushing Embroidery
Jesper ErikssonCoal: Post-Fuel // A New Social Relation
Sofia ErikssonBodybuilding Mirrors
Sara-Lovise Ask EwertsonPuffer-jacket-soft-squad, pure sculpture!
Leo Fidjeland & Linnea VåglundPink Chicken Project
Erika Geiger OhlinUncanny Traces
Gustaf HelsingÄngsliga Mattor
Coby HuangR.O.S.P – Ritual of Sexual Pleasure
AnnaMia LindblomJag kom, jag såg, jag sydde
Lisa Lindh & Klara W. HedengrenKOLONN
Nils Lilja & Marcelo Rovira TorresNo Composition
Julia OlandersMellanting
Mattias PetterssonAlien Worrior Princess
Tilda RagnartzHot Movie New Popular Fullhd
Kajsa SamuelssonBeginning Middle And
Kitty SchumacherDESIRE_LINES
Matilda EllowSELF TITLED
Mattias SelldénMix Sushi
Oscar WallRyafåtölj

Read a PDF over the participants here>>. (Design: Studio Reko)
Find press images for all contributions here>>.

Ung Svensk Form 2020 – The jury

Samir Alj Fält
Parasto Backman
Caroline B. Le Bongoat
Johan Deurell
Linnéa Therese Dimitriou
Salka Hallström
Tom Hedqvist
Åsa Jungnelius
Henrik Johansson
Nike Karlsson
Petra Lilja
Tor Lindstrand
Bea Szenfeld
Mats Widbom


Ung Svensk Form 2020 is a co-production between Svensk Form and The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (ArkDes) with support from IKEA and the City of Malmö.