Interiors | The Sculptor’s Residence
At Stockholm Design Week earlier this February, furniture brands Menu and Dux joined forces with Norm Architects to create The Sculptor’s Residence, an elegant apartment atelier installation. As an artist myself, it’s the type of space I dream of building; an inspiring artistic haven for both for living and creative expression, bridging between art and design, home and workspace, the staged home and one that‘s lived-in. All in good time as they say...
Curated with unique design-led objects, the collaboration saw a period property transformed into an imaginary, eclectic home of a sculptor surrounded by tools, samples and sketches. It features tactile sculptures by British object-maker, Nicholas Shurey, functional ceramic objects by Sofia Tufvasson and Atelier Armand, limestone and marble podiums by Östersjösten and dolomite plaster plinths by St. Leo.
Filled with Modernist furniture and lighting, these timeless pieces offset the classical details of the building. The apartment is the perfect balance of old meets new in a restrained palette of interesting textures and bold geometric forms.
"The almost theatrical staging of objects pays homage to the ateliers of great artists – from Picasso's Parisian hideout to Cezanne's untouched studio in Aix-en-Provence – and allows visitors a glimpse into the artistic process, on a larger scale. It’s a staged fantasy of sorts; pairing different creative partners to create one creative whole. Furthermore, the Sculptor’s Residence brings the city into play – beyond the four walls of the design fair" explained founding partner of Norm Architects Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.
The apartment is an elevated artist studio meets cosy home - Contemporary Scandinavian design at its finest and I'm so ready to move in!
Styled and curated by Linnea Ek Blæhr. Photography by Monica Steffensen.