Architect Gert Wingårdh and illustrator Kustaa Saksi have designed an installation at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair for ‘The Hello! Show,’ which offers debates around the workplace, design, and communication.
The event space has been constructed using 700,000 sheets in total. It is reminiscent of a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an ‘altar’ for the panel. The tabletops are made of a mirror laminate and balance on stacks of A4 paper sheets.
Stacks also hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction, with the lowest sheet in each stack carrying part of an enormous illustration that forms the dome-shaped ceiling. Saksi said:
I’m fascinated by architecture and antique ceiling paintings in temples all over the world, and the way they’ve attracted people to share their thoughts and ideas. I’ve wanted to create a similar esthetics, mixed with orientalism, art, mathematics, science and psychedelia, by depicting communication as Darwinistic evolution. Constantly on the move and a work in progress, like bacteria and marine animals when they crawled out of the depths of the sea millions of years ago.
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