This Stockholm Design Week, MENU and DUX join forces with Norm Architects to create The Sculptor’s Residence, an exclusive apartment atelier installation that transforms a period property into the eclectic home of an artisan collector.
Curated by Norm Architects, an apartment in the heart of Stockholm becomes an artistic haven of creativity and comfort during the city’s design week this February. Through four different rooms that serve as an exhibition space for designs from MENU and DUX, tactile sculptures by British object-maker Nicholas Shurey, functional ceramic objects by Sofia Tufvasson and Atelier Armand, limestone and marble podiums by Östersjösten and dolomite plaster plinths by St. Leo stand alongside furniture, lighting and interior accessories to transform the space with bold, geometric forms, natural materials and sleek, Modernist lines that perfectly offset the classical details of the building.
As if collected and created over time, the objects in the performative space immerse guests in the mind of an artisan. Meandering through each room, visitors gain a sense of stillness in time: surrounded by sound by Bang & Olufsen and artisan craft – material samples, tools, sketches – the sculptor’s residence contrasts creative energy with precise, ornamental details and artworks to allow the visitor to experience MENU’s and DUX’s timelessly modern designs in new ways.
“The almost theatrical staging of objects pays homage to the ateliers of great artists – from Picasso’s Parisian hideout to Cezanne’s untouched studio in Aix-en-Provence – and allows visitors a glimpse into the artistic process – on a larger scale. It’s a staged fantasy of sorts; pairing different creative partners to create one creative whole. Furthermore, the Sculptor’s Residence brings the city into play – beyond the four walls of the design fair,” notes Norm Architects’ Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.
Open to invited press on 5 February, the Sculptor’s Residence will open to the public during Stockholm Design Week on the 9 February. The space will also serve as a backdrop for presentations and talks.