13/03/13 - 26/05/13
About the Exhibition
Designers Steinunn Sigurðardóttir (IS), Harri Koskinen (FI), Front (SE), Henrik Vibskov (DK) and Sigurd Bronger (NO) and Sigurður Gústafsson (IS) have all been awarded Torsten and Wanja Söderberg’s prize – one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. The exhibition presents Nordic design of today, which is seeking a new identity and direction. Traditions are being challenged and reshaped after half a century of international success. The featured designers experiment with new technologies and study the opportunities offered by digital technology in particular. This results in surprising and unconventional applications. Playfulness and an avant-garde approach are integral to current design. Internationalization is vitally important, but the designers also draw inspiration from nature and the traditions of their countries, including folklore and craft. Nordic functionalism and simplicity combined with new materials, methods and working environments, expanding the concept and areas of design. The world of design is international, as are the artists featured in the exhibition, who keep adding new chapters to the success story of Nordic design.
The exhibition is made in collaboration with Röhsska Museum of Design and Applied Art, Sweden Curator: Christoffer Tarras Blom.