Currently on display at the Biologiska Museum is the Rhubarb series of lamps made of folded polypropylene. French-born and Sweden-based designer, Emma Marga Blanche, likens it to an ‘elegant “rhubarb” that grows directly out of earth’. The organic-looking lamps are staged around the Museum’s famous interiors which showcase the fantastic diorama of Sweden’s natural landscape. You can catch the exhibition until February 12 as part of Stockholm Design Week 2011.
photo above: Patrik Engström/Plaza Deco
About BIOLOGISKA MUSEUM:
The “Biologiska museet” is situated at Djurgården and was built in 1893. The architecture is inspired by the medieval Norwegian stave churches.
The pioneering educational aspect of the museum was the use of the diorama for the first time on a grand scale in order to present the natural habitat. The perspective of the diorama unites foreground and background. The large, painted backgrounds are the work of Bruno Liljefors who is famous for his dramatic painting of birds and animals.
The vast diorama, which can be viewed from two levels, presents the different types of landscape from inland Sweden as well as from the coast.
About 20 Designers at Biologiska:
An exhibition that is about evolution, diversity, and universality, where contemporary design, art and light is housed in an unexpected context. A magical place of historical and emotional value that creates a dialogue between the stationary, artificial scenery, and the always variable design stage. Curated by Fredrik Färg, Emma Marga Blanche and Hanna Nova Beatrice.
Images courtesy of Biologiska