It’s common to see art and design experts explore big ideas against dull, uninspiring or oddly clinical backdrops.
Sound absorbers panels caused a bit of fuss in this year Stockholm fair. Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh has teamed up with Dutch illustratorKustaa Saksi to create a stunning pavilion for the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which is currently taking place. This piece was made thinking about crowded public spaces and offices, it absorball of human speech’s frequencies. And on top of wall that it was an cozy look. It is an aesthetic alternative, a fresh and dinamic result. Using an incredible 700,000 illustrated sheets of A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points, the duo have produced a jaw-dropping physical space in which discussions will take on a whole new dimension. Mirrored table tops help add to the riot of colours and shapes suspended from the ceiling.
© Photos by Tord-Rikard Söderström
Kutsaa says: “I’m fascinated by architecture and antique ceiling paintings in temples all over the world, and the way they’ve attracted people to share their thoughts and ideas. I’ve wanted to create a similar aesthetics, mixed with orientalism, art, mathematics, science and psychedelia, by depicting communication as Darwinistic evolution. Constantly on the move and a work in progress, like bacteria and marine animals when they crawled out of the depths of the sea millions of years ago.”