Design Museum Gallery, 10 June –21 August 2016
International contemporary design on show at Design Museum
The exhibition contains one-off items and objects made in small editions that combine craftsmanship and conceptual approaches in new ways. The exhibits offer an alternative to mass-produced design: applied art and work created in intimate studio conditions.
The exhibition features over twenty international contemporary designers working in the interstices of art and design. The exhibits merge a fresh visual idiom with methods of craftsmanship that can be several decades old. The designers have studied the possibilities of materials and many of them have developed completely new composite materials for their works. Some of the designers work in classic materials of high quality, applying skilled craftsmanship to challenge the traditional notion of luxury, matching it with a new definition. The objects are an alternative to mass-produced design: applied art and design created in an intimate studio setting.
The following designers are featured in the exhibition: Studio Swine, Company (Aamu Song & Johan Olin), Kristoffer Sundin & Museum Studio, Hilda Hellström, Matilda Beckman, Erin Turkoglu, Tuomas Markunpoika, Nynke Koster, Max Lamb, Dan Adlešič, Chapel Petrassi, Fredrik Paulsen, Man Yau, the Hugdetta group (Róshildur Jónsdóttir & Snæbjörn Þór Stefánsson) & Petra Lilja & Aalto+Aalto (Elina & Klaus Aalto), and Kustaa Saksi.