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Light

Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden

6 May – 15 October 2017

Installation by light designer Svante Pettersson Photo: Patrik Lindell, Vandalorum

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The purpose of the exhibition is to increase understanding of what light is and how it affects our perception of the outside world. This we want to do by making available pioneering lighting projects, installations and artworks by 16 Nordic artists, designers,  architects and researchers – including Snøhetta, Finnish Vesa Honkonen, Norwegian Ellen Ruge, Swedish Svante Pettersson and Danish Astrid Krogh. Their projects are presented through large-scale installations in the exhibition hall itself and at Vandalorum’s inner courtyard. Several of the installations are created specifically for Vandalorum.

 

 

Prisad Färg 2017 – Juryn klar

Den prestigefyllda juryn består av

Från vänster:
Svante Öquist, chefredaktör, Elle Decoration
Ordförande: Catrin Vagnemark, Creative Director & Founder, BVD
Åsa Stenerhag, modedesigner/designer
Ann Edholm, konstnär
Jonas Pettersson
Form Us With Love, CEO / Co-Founder
Gunnel Sahlin, glasformgivare
Ewa Kumlin, VD, Svensk Form
Rahel Belatchew Lerdell
, Arkitekt MSA/SAR/DESA, VD Belatchew Arkitekter AB

 

Prisad Färg 2017

A color design competition for newly graduated and students of design, architecture, visual communication and art in Sweden.

This year´s theme

He, it, she and colour

More info will follow soon
Deadline for submissions November 1, 2017

Our partners

 

 

Prisad Färg 2016 – and the nominees are…

VATTEN – I NY TAPPNING
Sofia Fredriksson, Jesper Evertsson, Martin Hagland
Arkitektur, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

SYNISOLERING
Linus Fridén
Inredningsarkitektur och Möbeldesign, Konstfack

LJUS I AMBULANS
Hillevi Hesseldahl, Johan Lantz, Roza Baban
Industridesign, Konstfack

AKVOVOJO
Albin Andersson, Delal Acar, Hedvig Aaro
Arkitektur, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

Attend the award ceremony at Green House, Stockholm Furniture Fair.
7 February at 3 pm

How are we affected by colours?

Does the colour of the room really affect our mood? And If so, is the effect universal?

Kokpunkten action pool

Kokpunkten action pool

Most of us have colour preferences and we reflect those preferences in the clothes we wear, the colours of furniture, floors and walls in our homes. Interior designers love to tell us that the colour of our surroundings plays a big role in our emotions, our productivity and our personality type. And often they refer to research as the basis for these claims.

But what does science really say about how colours affect us? And do they have the same effect on all of us? Find out at Sciencenordic.com

New book – The Colours of Swedish Counties: Lappland

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This is the seventh book in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to Northern lights, Kebnekaise, Fatmomakke church yard, the Ice hotel and other places of interest.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Skåne, Sörmland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Text in Swedish and English.

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se

Life in the age of the cyborgs

Neil Harbisson a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government, will attend the award ceremony of Prisad Färg 2015 Februari 10 2016 at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

Photo: Lars Norgård

Photo: Lars Norgård

The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. The antenna’s internet connection allows him to receive colors from space as well as images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites.

Harbisson identifies himself as a cyborg, he feels both his mind and body are united to cybernetics. He doesn’t feel he is using or wearing technology, instead he feels he is technology. His artworks investigate the relationship between colour and sound, experiment the boundaries of human perception and explore the use of artistic expression via sensory extensions.

See and listen to Neil at www.ted.com/talks/neil_harbisson_i_listen_to_color