THE SCALE OF THINGS / Pelota, Via Palermo 10
The exhibition presents experimental work by Matti Klenell, Jonas Wagell, Lukas Dahlén, Folkform, Färg & Blanche and Jens Fager.
Six of Sweden’s foremost designers has interpreted the concept of scale: to scale down, scale up, scale in relation between objects and between images and reality, to scale as monuments and miniatures and in terms of distance. A beautiful opportunity to witness widely differing design interpretations by leading Swedish designers and see work never before presented in Milan at the Pelota building on via Palermo 10, Milano.
Tuesday 10.00 –19.00 party by invitation 19:30-23:00
Wednesday-Thursday 10.00 – 21.00
Friday 10.00 – 24.00
Saturday 10.00 – 21.00
Sunday 10.00 – 16.00
FÄRG & BLANCHE will show a part of their awarded and much talked about conceptual collection “WOOD TAILORING”, their new chair Emily for GÄRSNÄS, Succession stools and ceramic.
A special thanks to Gärsnäs, Dox, Kinnarps and Stockholm Furniture Fair.
The video project Longing to fly, Longing to fall had its premiere at Stockholm Furniture Fair.
It is a unique collaboration of art, dance, music and furniture design.
Swedish architect and musician Erika Janunger created a buzz in 2007 with her art and music video Weightless, where the dancers performed in a room twisted 90 degrees. The effect was a mind-boggling illusion of weightlessness, and the attention was wide enough for the video to be displayed on Times Square in New York During 2013, Janunger has been working on her new project, which further explores similar effects.
– In Longing to fly, Longing to fall we have continued to experiment with the bodily movements in relation to space and gravity, but in new ways, says Erika Janunger. The concept we have come up with also works very well live, which we realized during the shooting. So apart from showing the film at festivals and exhibitions, we are also planning on turning it into a live performance.
Unique furniture design
The unique blending of art forms stands out, and the addition of furniture from design duo Färg & Blanche closes the creative circle. The furniture is created specifically for Longing to fly, Longing to fall with designs and materials that could withstand the tough conditions on set. The outdoor sequences for instance were shot in a gravel pit and at a wood chip factory.
– Everything in this project is created separately but still blends perfectly together, says Erika Janunger. It’s not just a dance film. We have inspired each other, but the choreography, music and design can also stand on their own. They are separate parts that become stronger together.
The project shows the benefits of collaboration, and choreographer Oskar Frisk hopes to see more interesting ways of spreading dance as an art form.
– Blending art forms in an unexpected way like this is very interesting, he says. It’s like a cultural cross-fertilization where a collaboration with architects, musicians and designers can bring forth new ways of exploring bodily expressions.
The video was released on February 5 together with FÄRG & BLANCHE design exhibition “WOOD TAILORING”
Director and composer: Erika Janunger
Producer and choreographer: Oskar Frisk
Furniture design: Färg & Blanche
Music and arrangements: Erika Janunger, Pontus Langendorff and Uno Helmersson
Dancers: César Garcia & Stacy Aung – Norrdans, Härnösand
Costume designer: Helena Helle Carlsson
Financiers: Kulturbryggan, Norrdans, Film i Västernorrland, Landstinget i Västernorrland.
Thanks for a fantastic Stockholm Furniture Fair & Design week, a lot happened for us last week!
We presented our WOOD TAILORING project for the first time in an exhibition in our studio together with the premiere of an art Film “LONGING TO FLY , LONGING TO FALL” by Erika Janunger and Oskar Frisk. We made all the furniture for the film.
For more info about WOOD TAILORING look at our website : http://www.fargblanche.com
We want to thanks all the people that came to the premiere and the exhibition, it was such a great experience to show you this fantastic collaboration.
We also exhibited at the Fair at the “TWELVE-established Nordic Designers” exhibition.
Here our space showing both new and old things like EMMA armchair , F-A-B chair and some pieces of the wood tailoring collection.
Our EMMA Armchair for Gärsnäs got a little sister EMILY:
And we won FORM+1 AWARD for best new product 2014 at the Stockholm Furniture Fair for our WOOD LAYER armchair/WOOD TAILORING
We are really proud to have our F-A-B chair in the restaurant of the new 4 stars Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, that reopen this autumn.
For this project we made a special F-A-B chair with a Medium Cover that fit around a dinning table. F-A-B chair Medium is now one of our standard.
For the lounge area our EMMA armchair we made for GÄRSNÄS, really elegantly placed by the architect team HACHEM.
Here the Adelphi Hotel from above.
After Tokyo and Paris, here our third cooperation with COMME DES GARÇONS in their new showroom in Seoul, South Korea.
COMME DES GARÇONS new showroom in Seoul, South Korea
During Designers Days in Paris, 4-16 june, Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche participated in the exhibition Design [R]evolution, at the Musée des Arts et Métiers. By welcoming the Design [R]evolution the museum is establishing a dialogue between the exhibited design works and its permanent collection, to respond to the question “And tomorrow…?” or how does our technological heritage shape the design of tomorrow.
Other designers who participated are among others Matthieu Lehanneur, Marc Thorpe, Yves Behar, Kiki Van Eijk and Staffan Holm.
SUCCESSION in Brown leather in the communication departement of the museum.
copyright ARRO studio
EMMA from Gärsnäs in the textile departement .
Fly F-A-B / special Clément Ader
A F-A-B chair is specially made for the exhibition and is an interpretation of the well known bat-alike aeroplane Avion III, which was created by Clément Ader, a French engineer and explorer.