Subjectivities – selected design

Nationalmuseum Design is opening up in Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm on 6 February. The first exhibition is a collaboration with the podcast Summit and contains highly personal and subjective selections.

Sven Palmqvist, bowl Fuga. Chosen by Claesson Koivisto Rune.

Sven Palmqvist, bowl Fuga. Chosen by Claesson Koivisto Rune.

February 6March 22, 2015

The exhibition will be on show at Nationalmuseum Design in Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm.

Coinciding with the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, the first exhibition will be Subjectivities, a collaboration with the architecture and design podcast Summit that will contain a highly personal and subjective selection in three groups. In the first, Summit has chosen a number of representatives from the Swedish design scene. This involves a total of 24 designers aged between 82 and 31, who are active in the field in various ways. The designers have then chosen their favourite objects from the museum’s design collection and explained their choices. In the third group, the museum has selected a number of objects from the designers’ own output.

There are several purposes behind Subjectivities. One is to display and make available parts of the museum’s design collection with a contemporary and 20th-century focus, while the museum building is closed for renovation. Another is to initiate and strengthen ties between one of Sweden’s oldest institutions in applied art and design and the practitioners whose work needs to be preserved for future generations. A third, and no less important, purpose is to show a cross-section of the multifaceted Swedish design scene – who is shaping it and what qualities and characteristics it entails.

The designers taking part in Subjectivities are: Anton Alvarez, Åke Axelsson, Lena Bergström, Thomas Bernstrand, Jonas Bohlin, Ulla Christiansson, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Jonas Forsman, Front, Samir Alj Fält, Monica Förster, Gunilla Hedlund, Matti Klenell, Anna Kraitz, Jonas Lindvall, Erika Lövqvist, Note Design Studio, Gustav Person, Lycke von Schantz, Snickeriet, Per B Sundberg, Uglycute, Veryday and Ann Wåhlström.

The selection is made by Anders Bengtsson and Micael Ernstell at Nationalmuseum and Daniel Golling och Gustaf Kjellin at Summit.  

Nationalmuseum Design is opening up in Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm on 6 February and will offer the visitors design exhibitions, collaborations and programs. This provides Nationalmuseum with an arena in which to experiment more freely and find new forms of dialogue between the design collection and the visitors. 

Ulla Christiansson, chair Pastillo.
Ulla Christiansson, chair Pastillo.

Front, wastepaper basket Bin. Chosen by Lycke von Schantz.
Front, wastepaper basket Bin. Chosen by Lycke von Schantz.


BMW Sverige AB is the main sponsor of Nationalmuseum Design. Nationalmuseum also collaborates with Svenska Dagbladet, FCB Fältman & Malmén and the Grand Hôtel Stockholm.



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