Exhibition: Living Room by Pierre Marie

As part of Swedish Design Movement, this exhibition showcases Swedish designs in a Living Room conceived by the French interior designer Pierre Marie, as a symbol of friendship between France and Sweden.

From September 3rd to October 3rd, the Institut Suédois will be occupied by a highly original installation.  Assuming the role of an exhibition curator, the interior designer Pierre Marie presents his work “Living Room”. Departing from one of his own artworks, the Ras El Hanout tapestry made at the Robert Four Manufactory in Aubusson, Pierre Marie showcases creations by some thirty Swedish design firms.

Ras El Hanout refers to the colourful spices used in North African cuisine.  Alluding to the creations of Dom Robert, Jean Lurçat and the Austro-Swedish architect Josef Frank, Pierre Marie’s design resembles a giant herbarium full of oversized plants and flowers.The Swedish-designed furniture along with the tapestry together demonstrate a vivid dialogic interplay of form and colours. Each brand and 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 far removed from the stereotype of a motionless showroom.

Presented in this exhibition are :
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.

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