The Scale of Things – The exhibition presents experimental work by Matti Klenell, Jonas Wagell, Lukas Dahlen, Folkform, Färg & Blanche and Jens Fager.
Six of Sweden’s foremost designers has interpreted the concept of scale: to scale down, scale up, scale in relation between objects and between images and reality, to scale as monuments and miniatures and in terms of distance. A beautiful opportunity to witness widely differing design interpretations by leading Swedish designers and see work never before presented in Milan at the Pelota building on via Palermo 10, Milano.
Jens Fager (b. 1979). One of Sweden’s most interesting young designers, he graduated from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm in 2008. Jens has already made an international impact with exhibitions in London, Milan and Stockholm and works with such companies as Muuto, Zero and Klong. He is represented in the permanent exhibition of the Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts in Göteborg, Sweden.
Folkform – The art and design duo Folkform was founded in 2005. Anna Holmquist and Chandra Ahlsell first entered the public spotlight owing to their experimental work with unusual materials, particularly Masonite™, into which they press flowers and plants to create a brand new kind of expression.
Folkform has become an international name and received several prestigious design awards. The duo collaborates with such manufacturers as Skultuna, Svenskt Tenn and Örsjö. In among other places, their work can be found in the permanent design exhibition at the National Museum in Stockholm and in the National Museum of Art, architecture and design in Oslo.
Färg & Blanche – Stockholm based design studio FÄRG & BLANCHE was founded in 2010 by Swedish designer Fredrik Färg and designer Emma Marga Blanche, born in France. As a studio, they work across a wide variety of fields, collaborating with established furniture brands such as Gärsnäs, Zero and Design House Stockholm to name a few. They produce their own collections and limited art pieces for galleries and are renowned for their experimental stance, in which each expression leads to another. Färg & Blanche move effortlessly between exclusive, hand-made one offs and industrial production.
Jonas Wagell – Swedish architect and designer Jonas Wagell was born in 1973. His studio is based in downtown Stockholm, but his collaborations stretch as far as Taiwan and North America. Jonas’ work is renowned for simplistic playfulness and clever compact living and he works with such companies as Normann Copenhagen, Muuto, Design House Stockholm.
Lukas Dahlén is a designer and architect from the island of Gotland, Sweden. Working with scales varying from small products to large scale building projects challenges and nurtures his perspectives of work. He is strongly driven by a passion for materials and manufacturing techniques, and the meeting between the old and the new. With the recently started production company Ringvide, he intends to provide his vision of modern ecological crafts with a physical form. Ringvide products possess a strong sense of integrity, which spurs the imagination. All are made from materials that are biodegradable or easily recyclable.
Matti Klenell – For the past decade, Matti Klenell has worked with commissions for various manufacturers in Europe and Asia. Clients include Iittala, Källemo, Moooi, Bals Tokyo, Muuto, Örsjö, NC and David Design.
Simultaneously, he has developed his own unique language as a glass artist, with several solo exhibitions and public art commissions. Although glass art is a more experimental and investigative medium, with a clearly different focus, the two tracks of his practice have a very beneficial influence on one another.
The depth of his portfolio has created a personal, innovative and new take on the Scandinavian design tradition.
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