Autumn gloom has sneaked into the Svenskt Tenn store in Stockholm, where the new exhibition features dark interiors throughout. Patterned black textiles and dark furniture by Josef Frank are displayed together with the season’s premier addition to the range: the Dagg vase by Carina Seth Andersson, in solid black colour.
Two decades ago, Svenskt Tenn presented an all-white exhibition. Now it is time for its antithesis, a black exhibition named after the classic Josef Frank print “Tre Öar i Svarta Havet” (Three islands in the Black Sea). All objects go in dark tones while walls are covered by Svenskt Tenn’s black linen cloth. From three large lightboxes, cold light emerges to distinguish the furniture’s silhouettes from the dark surrounding.
The Black exhibition mirrors the White exhibition of 1997, which was recognized for displaying Svenskt Tenn interiors in a plain context, so fashionable at that time. It is defined by darkness and contrasts, which produces a different experience of patterns and furniture.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the popular “Dagg” (Dew) vase, designed by Carina Seth Andersson, becomes available in a new, pitch-black colour.
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