Swedish Design Moves Paris 2019
Swedish Design Moves Paris
Situated in the heart of Paris, the Institut Suédois places design at the core of its program once again, starting September 2019. Swedish Design Moves Paris comes back with two exhibitions – Hem x 6 and Designprocesser – a series of talks and visits of the renovated private apartments of the Institut Suédois in Paris, in wings that aren’t usually open to the public. This season’s program is focused on collaboration as a means to foster creativity, on the importance of innovation in the making process and the importance of showcasing artisanal know-how in support of quality, durable and traceable craft.
Hem x 6, transposing Swedish interiors outside the home, outside Sweden
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) will be 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.
Designprocesser exhibition – Witnessing the creative process behind design objects from a to z
Swedish design makes another trip to Paris with this exhibition by the Stockholm Nationalmuseum from 2018-2019, whose purpose is to show the stages of collaboration between designers and manufacturers,from idea to finished object. Whether for furniture, tableware or lamps, all the different stages of creation are shown for about twenty objects, helping the viewer understand the evolution of the design as well as the steps to go from prototype to series manufacturing.
Illustration by Stina Löfgren for Nationalmuseum.