Upcoming exhibitions at Nationalmuseum Design 2017

Exhibitions, installations and design-related events at nationalmuseum Design, 2017.

Three Crowns – Made in Finland

Läckö Castle
10 June – 27 August 2017 

This summer’s exhibition at Läckö Castle features silver produced in Finland between 1500 and 1809. Although Finland was under Swedish rule at that time, the Finnish silver of the period is little known in Sweden. More than 150 pieces will be on show, thanks to generous loans from several Finnish museums.

One Hundred Years of Finnish Design

Items from the Rafaela and Kaj Forsblom collection
20 June – 29 October 2017
With more than two hundred items the exhibition reflects the growth of the Finnish nation from the turn of the century 1800/1900 right up until the year 2016. Rafaela and Kaj Forsblom’s unique collection of design and crafts by well-known Finnish designers and architects who were active for the space of more than a century has never previously been shown on this scale. The exhibition includes original furniture by architect Eliel Saarinen for the railway station in Helsinki as well as new glass by designer Ilkka Suppanen.

The Project Container

Michael Johansson, Site-specific installation for the Project Container
20 June – 27 August 2017

In his series of sculptures and site-specific installations Michael Johansson combines well-known everyday objects such as domestic appliances and suitcases with caravans, containers and tractors. What do the narratives really sound like in the joints between what is familiar and what is new when objects are shifted from one setting to another is a question that this installation immediately raises.

Courtesy of Michael Johansson & Galleri Andersson/Sandström

Maria Friberg, CommoncauseHD video, 2008
1 September – 29 October 2017
Commoncause is a video with a duration of seven and a half minutes that was filmed on the main staircase at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. Three hundred velvet-like spherical forms roll like amorphous balls down the imposing stone staircase. The muffled, bouncing sound creates the impression of an on-going flow.

Courtesy of Maria Friberg & Galleri Andersson/Sandström


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Sergels torg, Stockholm 

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