The Sculptor’s Residence was the first exhibition to kick off Stockholm design week 2020. It was located in the most stunning apartment in central Stockholm. Styled by the talented Linnea Ek Blæhr from Norm Architects, the space was curated as if a sculptor lived there, hence the title of the exhibition.
New products from Menu, DUX and Norm Architects filled the apartment, alongside their current collections. For me this is the most pleasant way to see new designs exhibited. In keeping with the sculptural theme the apartment was styled with sculptures by Nicholas Shurey, Sofia Tufvasson and Atelier Armand helped create the feeling of the sculptor’s home.
“The almost theatrical staging of objects pays homage to the ateliers of great artists – from Picasso’s Parisian hideout to Cezanne’s untouched studio in Aix-en-Provence – and allows visitors a glimpse into the artistic process – on a larger scale. It’s a staged fantasy of sorts; pairing different creative partners to create one creative whole. Furthermore, the Sculptor’s Residence brings the city into play – beyond the four walls of the design fair,” Norm Architects’ Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.
While I was there the day light became a little moody, my vibe, and here’s what I captured.
Leather lounge chairs designed by Norm Architects for DUX.
Gravel rug designed by Nina Bruun for Menu.
Wooden sculpture by Nicholas Shirley
Hashira lamp by Norm Architects for Menu
Ceramic sculptures by Sofia Tufvasson and natural mineral paint and plaster by St Leo
After visiting the sculptor’s residence I’m even more inspired to keep on sculpting. And maybe style my space with this artisanal apace in mind.
All Photography/images © Hannah Trickett