Stefan Diez hangs up the phone after a lengthy discussion with one of his clients. “I’m so tired of conversation,” he says. “People spend so much time talking, when we could just be doing.”
Stockholm furniture fair – taking place every February – is one of the year’s chilliest design events. It’s good to see Scandinavian manufacturers continuing to use the fair to launch products, especially as the tasteful minimalism lining the fairground’s halls wouldn’t even get noticed in showy Milan.

The Piggyback Table by Thomas Heatherwick was nominated for the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year prize before it was even finished – the London museum’s director, Deyan Sudjic, saw it as a prototype last year.

The Bouroullecs have designed a light for Galerie Kreo with bell-shaped shades that sway from an aluminium “twig”.

This wasn’t an interview, it was Debbie McGee vs the Terminator. James Richards watched through his fingers.
They’ll have to wipe Alan Yentob’s drool off the Lockheed Lounge, but at least design’s on the telly.
These photos are undeniably powerful, but you won’t discover more about the revolution, says Alan Powers.