High Lights

Discover objects from some of the top designers in Sweden.

While building a new design exhibition we will display a few design favorites from our collection. Moonlit night fir-trees, fashion icons and everyday-objects. Welcome to the Architecture Hall, where you’ll find selected objects from Swedish designers. The display runs until 11 September 2022.

We are now building a new exhibition where unique arts and crafts and fashion, will be displayed alongside mass-produced design objects from the last 200 years. While we are building, some selected objects from the collection are on display here. Many of the objects are also available online in our collection database.

 

Here are some of the chairs you’ll find on view in the museum

Åsa Jungnelius is a Swedish artist, educated at Konstfack. The glass sculpture "Vongole" represents a shell with a pearl in the gap. The pearl reflects the world upside down, which can be seen as an opportunity to see things in a new way and gain new perspectives. First the mould for the shell was made, in a refractory material with an angle grinder, where the hole in the mould forms the shape of the shell, while the glass bead itself is sculpted separately. Just before the glass mass solidifies, the two parts are assembled. The shell is a recurring motif in Åsa Jungnelius' art.

Front is a Swedish design group that was founded in 2002 and which originally consisted of the four members Charlotte von der Lancken, Sofia Lagerkvist, Anna Lindgren and Katja Pettersson who at that time were students at Konstfack. The Sketch Chair is designed by a drawing in the air which was captured with a motion capture-camera and transformed into a 3D object in thermoplastic. The chair is part of the series Sketch Furniture and is a great example of the experimental and innovative work that Front is associated with.

Ellen Ehk is a Swedish designer and artist, educated at HDK, Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk. As a child, she spent a lot of time in the old forest behind her childhood home and the forest often reappears in her art. The bronze sculpture Night tree #16 is part of a series with several trees. The sculptures represent moonlit night fir-trees and represent a childhood memory that the artist carries with her, filled with missing and loss of the trees that quietly received her fantasies and thoughts when she was a child. Real plants and twigs were used as a model for the sculptures.

Fjällräven is a Swedish outdoor company founded in 1960 by Åke Nordin in Örnsköldsvik. The first product was a backpack with a relieving aluminium frame made for hiking. During the 1970s, more backpacks were developed and in 1978 the Kånken backpack was launched, which was aimed at Swedish school children to prevent back problems. The small Kånken mini was launched in 2002 for the younger children. The name Kånken comes from the Swedish word “kånka” which means carry.

Hanna Hansdotter is a Swedish artist and designer educated at Konstfack. Kiss my lips and Stucco are part of the series Fading Prints, which is a collection of sculptures that borders between a decorative and a random creation. The objects are made in a technique based in an industrial environment and production, with the intention of repetitively creating unique objects with bombastic expressions. These sculptures are made of blow-molded and silver-plated glass and decorated with glass paint.