Client: Stockholm Furniture Fair
A paper dome.
Wingårdhs and the Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi joined creative forces in designing an installation that set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm February 5–9 2013. The design suggests a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an ‘altar’ where panels hold sway. The table tops were made of a mirror laminate and balance on stacks of A4 paper sheets – 700,000 in total. The entire dome-like structure consisted of stacks of paper sheets that hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction. 1,120 stacks of a total of 11,000 A3 sheets in 44,000 points of attachment were installed across an area of 200 sqm and then gradually hoisted up. The lowest sheet in each stack carried part of a gigantic illustration that formed the dome-shaped ceiling.