One of my favourite parts of Stockholm design week is exploring the installations and exhibitions around the city. This year’s highlight was the peaceful yet dramatic exhibition A Quiet Reflection. Curated by Residence magazine in collaboration with Japanese furniture producer Ariake and Wästberg lighting. The exhibition was held in the former Mexican embassy which will soon be renovated to become a family home.
Selected artisans and designers such as Ariake, Dry Studios, Odem Atelier and more have been chosen to participate in this collaboration. All of the lighting is by Wästberg. Styled by the talented Annaleena Interiors. To see more images of the exhibition visit Swedish magazine My Residence
Though my images (annoyingly) may not entirely be in focus, they’re still beautiful. I was completely distracted by the theatre of it all. Actually this could be quite apt, possibly a Wabi-Sabi approach. Celebrating imperfections of life, the beauty of decay and honouring art and craftsmanship.
My favourite pieces from the A Quiet Reflection exhibition
Abstract painting by Swedish Artist Emma Bernard | w164 Aalto floor lamps by Wästberg (dream lamps!) | Paperwood tables by Ariake | Braid arm chair, a collaboration with Ariake and Norm Architects | Alma Lamp by Wästberg | Table by Studio Matti Carlson
The question is, why was this exhibition so relevant? and why did it become such a point of discussion? I think this is something to do with a reaction to the world right now. This topic is extremely complex and lengthy but it is one that I’m very interest in. I will be looking into for another post for sure.
A beautiful and thought provoking exhibition with stunning products.
Photography © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house