From September 3rd to October 3rd, the Institut Suédois will be occupied by a highly original installation. Called Living Room, it was designed by the interior designer Pierre Marie, who has assumed the role of an exhibition curator. Taking as his starting point one of his own artworks, the Ras El Hanout tapestry made at the Robert Four Manufactory in Aubusson, he showcases creations by some thirty Swedish design firms.
Ras El Hanout refers to the colourful spices used in North African cuisine. A nod to the creations of Dom Robert, Jean Lurçat and the Austro-Swedish architect Josef Frank, Pierre Marie’s design is like a giant herbarium full of oversized plants and flowers. The Swedish-designed furniture enters into a dialogue with the tapestry thanks to its form and colours. Each brand and each creator is showcased within a contextualised space.
The idea is to turn the exhibition space into a vibrant meeting place, a space to wander through freely and a place to escape for a while from the busy city—a living environment that is far removed from the stereotype of a motionless showroom.
They are presented in this exhibition :
Beckmans College of Design (Jonatan Nilsson, Max Stjerna, Mika Lindblad), Blå Station (Adam Goodrum, Johan Ansander, Osko+Deichman), Dux (Bruno Mathsson), Ingridsdotter (Christine Ingridsdotter, Jonas Bohlin), Jessica Westerberg, Lisa Hilland Design, Lotta Lampa, Orrefors Kosta Boda (Göran Wärff), Palmgrens (Thomas Sandell), Ronja Reuber, Sara Szyber, Stockholm Design Week & Furniture and Light Fair (Anna Pehrsson, Camilla Bergkvist), String (Nils Strinning), Örsjö (Matti Klenell).
In partnership with Paris Design Week.
- Admission free, without reservation
- Wednesday – Sunday / 12:00 – 18:00
- To ensure that everybody is protected and that events run smoothly, our team is implementing a number of hygiene and safety measures. Please read the barrier gestures by clicking here.