Sustain Able Voices – Young Swedish Design

The exhibition Sustain Able Voices consists of 23 selected works from the Young Swedish Design award (Ung Svensk Form) from 2004 – 2020. Ever since 1998, the jury for the Young Swedish Design award has been rewarding innovative transdisciplinary design. Many of the works in the exhibition solve practical challenges in the everyday, while others lean towards art and fashion. In recent years, however, the environment and climate have come more and more into focus.

The exhibition consists of 24 prints, 4 selected designer artwork photos, 2 designer videos, 1 interview video and 1 optional medley video with all the designer projects. Physical design objects might be available upon request.

The exhibition Sustain Able Voices is a co-production by Svensk Form and the IKEA Museum and is shown internationally in collaboration with the Swedish Institute.


Manual and overview

This exhibition requires an exhibition space with adjustable lighting and security.

Building blocks

Exhibition – Contact Anna Maria Bernitz at the Swedish Institute for high resolution print files and Swedish manuscript for translation of exhibition texts and subtitles.

Exhibition videos

Medley video
Optional video with all design objects, 1 min.

Interview video (without subtitles)
Video with 9 designer interviews in Swedish, 0,59 min.

Designer video: Ajna
Music movie, 1:29 min.

Designer video: The dance of my text (without subtitles)
Clay animation with Swedish dialougue, 13:26 min.

Contact SI to download the videos.

Communication material


For press images contact Emma Olofsson,

In all communication the exhibition has to have the wording “The exhibition Sustain Able Voices is a co-production by Svensk Form and the IKEA Museum and is shown internationally in collaboration with the Swedish Institute”.

Inspirational stories

In 2020 an extended version of Sustain Able Voices was exhibited at the House of Sweden in Washington DC. Due to the pandemic the material also was made available at their website Check it out and get inspired. Also see this sneak peak of the exhibition at the House of Sweden.

Financial support

Applications for projects in April to December 2023

Due to the extraordinarily high number of toolkit applications, and a limited budget, we are unable to grant any further financial support for toolkits in 2023 with the exception of toolkit applications with following purposes:

– Higher education promotion
– Sweden alumni relations
– Sweden 500 celebrations (maximum of 5 000 SEK)
– The Nobel Prize (a limited numer of applications)
You can of course also use all material on but without funding from us.

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Part of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

Initiatives that include the exhibition in combination with lectures and/or workshop will be prioritised.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Anna Maria Bernitz