Ingegerd Råman
Nationalmuseum

Ingegerd Råman is one of the most influential designers in Sweden, with clear glass as her hallmark. This summer’s exhibition at Nationalmuseum Design shows a personal selection of her assignments and projects; new or previously implemented.

A selection of carafes. Cognac glass with text in gold, jubilee version for Grönstedts 1996, Skruf. Six bowls in stoneware partially gilded, 1999. All by Ingegerd Råman.

A selection of carafes. Cognac glass with text in gold, jubilee version for Grönstedts 1996, Skruf. Six bowls in stoneware partially gilded, 1999. All by Ingegerd Råman.

3 June – 14 August 2016

Shown at Nationalmuseum Design at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

Meet Ingegerd Råman, one of Sweden’s most influential designers. Not only a designer, but also a ceramicist, Råman is insatiably curious and always ready to take on new challenges. Almost invariably, she embarks on new projects to address a personal need. Clear glass and simple, self-evident design have effectively become her hallmark. Likewise the black – or occasionally white – ceramics, turned in her own workshop in Skåne or produced in larger quantities by a manufacturer.

Being true to your own design aesthetic, regardless of trends, is an ability that requires a high degree of integrity and at least as much attentiveness, plus an irrepressible desire to challenge yourself in ways that broaden your horizons and enrich you. Refining and developing the design of a glass, a decanter or a bowl, depending specifically on its intended function in the present context, calls for equal parts perceptiveness and ability to relish a challenge.

“I enjoy listening, conversing and learning. When you work in such close partnership, you develop a special sense of trust. That gives me the ability to see and think differently, which has strongly influenced my own work,” says Råman.

In the exhibition, Råman presents a personal selection of her projects and commissions, represented by over 200 pieces in glass, ceramic, wood and natural fibre, displayed on 24 tables. Through sketches, videos and captions, she provides a commentary on the challenges involved and the projects she has undertaken for Swedish and international manufacturers. The exhibition features several new projects and a selection of past work for large and small clients, as well as some of Råman’s collaborations with the architect Gert Wingårdh, the first of which was the House of Sweden in Washington, DC, in 2008.

The exhibition is coproduced by Nationalmuseum and the Vandalorum art museum in Värnamo, where it will be on show from 3 September to 27 November 2016. Ingegerd Råman has been in the news recently with her Viktigt collection for Ikea, the ongoing filming of a documentary to air on Swedish television this autumn, her collaboration with Gert Wingårdh on the extension of the Liljevalchs art gallery in Stockholm, and the Japanese Arita 2016 project currently on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Ingegerd Råman i sin ateljé.
Ingegerd Råman in the Studio

Exhibition opening

Friday June 3, 11 am - 7 pm
Official welcome at 6 pm.
Drinks will be available for purchase from the pop-up bar in the lounge, between 4 and 7 pm.


VISITING ADRESS:

Art Library and Museum Archives,
Holmamiralens väg 2,
Skeppsholmen, Stockholm 

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