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Award ceremony – Prisad Färg

THE JURY HAS NOMINATED THREE PROPOSALS

FÄRGPAVILJONG (Colour Pavillion)
Catrin Frick och Oskar Stare
Arkitektur, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

SOM OM (As If)
Isabell Tresse
HDK – Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk i Göteborg

TRÄNINGSVERKET (Palace of Exercise) 
Tove Blanck, Anna Bårdén, Josefine Grönlund
Arkitektur, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

AWARD CEREMONY
The ward ceremony will take place at 4 p m February 6 in Greenhouse Café area C20:36, Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair

STAND:
Proposals are shown in stand C20:19 in Greenhouse.
MINGLE:
After the award ceremony mingle with the awardees at stand  C20:19 in Greenhouse.

Joel Meyerowitz. Why Color?

Gallerie c/o Berlin
09/12/17 to 11/03/18
Joel Meyerowitz Retroperspective

Starting in 1962, Joel Meyerowitz began experimenting with using color photography first and added black-and-white photography to his work just shortly afterwards. In 1966 he drove across the whole of Europe, and he used color photography’s special qualities when the subject required color shades and luminosity for being connected. He nevertheless made deliberate use of black and white in order to highlight contrasts between elements of the image, be they artistic or graphic. Within a few years after his return, he began working exclusively in color, which was a break with the staunchly remaining black-and-white dictum of artistic photography and photojournalism.

 

A group of four young women stand outside a store.
Their clothes are brilliantly colored, their pumps white,
their backcombed hair immaculate. What would this
charming picture, so rich in nuances, be without color?

Sigrid Hjertén – A Masterly Colourist

Waldemarsudde, Stockholm
February 10 – August 26, 2018

Sigrid Hjertén. Ateljéinteriör, 1916. Olja på duk, 176×204 cm. Foto: Prallan Allsten / Moderna Museet

Sigrid Hjertén (1885–1948) is a front figure of the Swedish Modernist avantgarde. In her early days, she was a pupil of Henri Matisse´s in Paris, where she was also influenced by the art of Paul Cézanne. Hjertén’s expressive colourist painting caused her to be both feted and maligned by her contemporaries. The exhibition features a large number of her works from the 1910s and up to her critically-acclaimed breakthrough in the 1930s, when some of her most captivating and colouristically intense works were painted. Parallelly, a small number of paintings by her husband Isaac Grünewald and son Iván Grünewald, will also be displayed.

Consumers are fooled by a product’s colour

An optical illusion leads us to think that products that are more brightly coloured are bigger, or have more space than the same products with more muted colours. Researchers tested this idea with coloured coffee cups, suitcases and furniture in shades of red, orange and purple.

 

 

 

 

The participants thought that the room in the top image was smaller than the room in the picture below. The only difference in the pictures is the purple colour of the ottoman. The powerful purple colour made the room appear smaller in the top image. (The participants saw the ceiling in both pictures). (Photo: JCR / Hagtvedt/Brasel)

Read about the study in ScienceNordic 

Scientific literature
H. Hagtvedt, A. Brasel: Color Saturation Increases Perceived Product Size. Abstract. Journal of Consumers Research. Volume 44. 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcr/ucx039

Can orange light help patients

A new treatment is being tested at an emergency psychiatric centre in Trondheim, where the windows and lamps are equipped with orange filters.

Can orange light therapy help people who have serious mental disorders? Who hear voices and see things that aren’t there? Or who are thinking about committing suicide?

“Emergency psychiatric care hasn’t seen much new thinking about treatment approaches. We’re trying to do something about that,” says Håvard Kallestad, a researcher in NTNU’s Department of Mental Health to ScinceNordic. He is part of a team that is integrating a special light treatment into the new emergency psychiatric centre at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim.
Read the article at ScienceNordic

The winner of Prisad Färg 2017 will be announced at Greenhouse.

Prisad Färg (Awarded Colour), instituted by the Swedish Colour Centre Foundation, will be awarded for the fourth year in a row to students who have submitted entries to this year’s theme:

He, It, She and Colour

The prize ceremony and presentation of the winner and the runners up of Prisad Färg 2017 will take place at the café area C20:36 in Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture Fair,  February 6th at 4 o´clock pm.

The mission of the Swedish Colour Centre Foundation is to spread awareness of colour. The competition’s aim is to inspire and make young creative college and university students aware of the world of colours.