Sep 23, 2013

Nordic Maximalism

Home Sweet Home Exhibition

Craftscurator traveled to Stockholm this summer, expecting to find lots of minimal Scandinavian products and interiors, and was surprised to find a expressive and colourful style. For PantoneView Craftscurator made photos and created a report for the Interiors + Furnishings section on this maximalist Swedish style.

The exhibition Home Sweet Home was created by curators Annica Kvint, Cilla Ramnek and Karin Sodergren. They transformed the art gallery Liljevalchs in Stockholm into a home with 12 rooms full of craft pieces, modern design and vintage icons. The exhibition took place from June-September 2013 and boasted an enormous load of colourful products of well-known and undiscovered designers.

Much more (and different) pictures, Pantone textile colourcards and a full report on PantoneView, a trend platform reporting on colour strategies for various industries. PantoneView is a subscription website, but offers a free 30 day trial now! Also have a look at the Sustainability reports by Craftscurator in the MaterialView section.

Home Sweet Home
Outspoken and colourful
Design Icons
by Aalto and others
Vintage Furniture
by Malmsten and others
Home is where the heart is
According to curators Kvint, Ramnek & Sodergren
Arts & Crafts room
inspired by William Morris
Craft Pieces
Plenty of rattan
Swedish take on floral
by Estrid Ericson and Josef Frank founding Svenskt Tenn
Eye for detail
And a touch of pink
Swedish Wallpaper
Hand printed
Table setting with lobster napkin
by Svenkst Tenn
Feast of flowers
by Svenkst Tenn
Eclectic use of pattern
In the Arts & Crafts room
More is More
Celebrating maximalist style