With 400 exhibitors and visitors from more than 100 countries, Möbelmässan is the world's largest meeting place for Scandinavian design.

It lasts for five days and will focus on sustainability. 

A consistent theme for this year's fair is the durability of furniture.

The lifespan of newly produced furniture must be extended.

But it is also important that the entire industry works to reduce the climate footprint for a more sustainable furniture industry. 

Sustainable products 

New for this year is, among other things, a new exhibition area with smaller stands made from recycled material.  

The goal is to inspire the industry to reduce the use of environmentally hazardous materials, but also for the furniture to last for a long time.  

- In Sweden, we also work with a good working environment, that it is sustainable with decent conditions for those who manufacture the products, says Cecilia Ask Engström, head of economic and industry policy at the Wood and Furniture Companies.

Japanese technology 

Josephine Aspenrot, former student at HDK Valand Steneby, is one of the exhibitors at the fair, with her bachelor's thesis – a climate-smart shelf inspired by the Japanese construction method where no glue is used.

- Glue is not environmentally friendly, says Josephine Aspenrot.

Instead of glue, the pieces are joined by a three-part construction, which means that the furniture can be easily dismantled when moving and rebuilt according to the space you have at the time.