Exhibition: Hem x 6, the Institut Suédois feels like home

After the reopening of the Institut Suédois public spaces in 2017, it is now time for the upper level apartments of the Hôtel de Marle to be revealed to visitors. These spaces host Sweden-based researchers, writers and artists during their residencies, aiming to provide a piece of home in Paris.

Each of these six apartments (ranging from 22 to 38 square meters) have been rehabilitated by duos of forward-thinking brands and designers committed to sustainability, offering six variations of hem in a 16th century historic mansion, a hôtel particulier. In Swedish, home can be described with two words: hus, referring to an impersonal physical space, or hem, which expresses notions of belonging, security and comfort, with a positive emotional association.

Here are the participants who rose up to the challenge of bringing Swedish interiors to France, creating a hemfor our guests:

Carl Malmsten AB – Anna Kraitz
TEA – Ulf Agnér
Beckmans College of Design Stockholm – Paris College of Art
Svenskt Tenn – in line with the philosophies of Estrid Ericsson and Josef Frank
Gärsnäs – Färg & Blanche
Dux – Septembre Architecture & Urbanisme

Since the very beginning, Kasthall has been a part of the project by offering each duo the opportunity to choose the rug that would best suit their studio arrangement. In total, no less than forty-five brands support the project to create a Swedish atmosphere in 6 studios, down to the finest details. Some examples include Electrolux for the appliances and Design House Stockholm for the tableware.

These studios will we accessible to the public during guided tours from September 8th to October 13th 2019. The projects for the renewal of these spaces are presented in one of our exhibition spaces.
Detailed schedule to come beginning of September.
Admission free, inscription at the reception the day of your visit (limited number of places available).

Part of  Swedish Design Moves Paris, organised in collaboration with Business Sweden, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France, the Swedish Embassy in France and Visit Sweden. #SwedishDesignMovesParis