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Like so many events these days, this fair is tagged “international”, but, while it may aspire to international interest, it is, in terms of the exhibitors, a Swedish affair with 250 of that country’s dealers displaying stock, much of it Swedish, over 4700sq m. Nevertheless, last year the fair attracted a very respectable record gate of 35,000.

Around 30 of the exhibitors are members of the Swedish Art and Antiques Dealers Association, who co-organise the event, and around 60 belong to the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers.

In addition to the mainstream dealers there is a section devoted to 20th century design, very much a forte of the country’s cultural heritage, and also a section for renovation and restoration of homes and apartments.

The renovation of old buildings is big business and something of a Swedish preoccupation with the population ever anxious to reclaim any salvageable architectural features.

In fact, not just 20th century, but much older Swedish design is currently in favour and 400 years of Swedish work will be on sale, including rustic, baroque and Gustavian.

Admission is Skr125.