Design with a sea view. A visual tale of nature and design intersections. Contemporary design from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden.
June 22nd until August 21st 2016 at the Form/Design Center, Malmö (Sweden)
October 8th until January 8th 2017 at the Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Tallinn (Estonia)
An international design exhibition presenting objects created in eight countries connected by the coastline of the Baltic Sea.
The international exhibition Roundabout Baltic showcases achievements of designers from the stretch of the Baltic Sea in a broad cultural and visual context. It is not, however, a review-exhibition, but rather a narrative exhibition, a personal narration of the curator, which portrays the visual connection between the designers, their work and the seaside landscape etched into their creative sensitivity through design, usable and decorative objects. The landscape provides the background for the story: dunes, beach and water, vegetation, rocks and submarine life, different times of day and changing seasons. The products and objects crafted by artisans from Baltic Sea countries are the cornerstone of the multilayered narration of the project.
The Roundabout Baltic exhibition presents works of designers from eight countries: Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, and Sweden; more than 40 authors and more than 70 exhibits altogether. However there is no emphasis on the countries in the way the exhibition is arranged. Quite opposite, concentrating on formal similarities resulting either from local inspirations, choice of material or the production methods, I show analogies in the way creators from the Baltic region think and which are more important / more pronounced than cultural, economic or climatic differences between these countries.
Designers participating in the exhibition: Alicja Patanowska_PL, Anki Gneib_SE, Anna Bera_PL, Anne Lorenz_DE, Annike Laigo EE, Audrone Drungilaite_LT, Chmara Rosinke_PL/AT, Chudy and Grase_LT/DE, Com-pa-ny_FI, Fredrik Paulssen_SE, Grynasz Studio_PL, Hanna Krueger_DE, Iina Vourivirta_FI, Johanna Tammsalau_EE, Jonas Edvard_DK, Justyna Popławska_PL/DK, Karin Carlander_DK, Kosmos Project_PL, Lisa Hilland_SE, Lith Lith Lundin_SE, Lucas Dahlen_SE, Maija Puoskari_FI, Malafor_PL, Mara Skujeniece_LV, Mare Klepman_EE, Maria Kristofersson_SE, Marija Puipaitė_LT, Meike Harde_DE, Mikko Laakkonen_FI, Milena Krais_DE, Modus Design_PL, Monica Foster_SE, Olga Bielawska_PL/DE, Pia Wustenberg_FI/DE, Petra Lilja_SE, Raili Keiv_EE, Rikke Frost_DK, Sampling_LV, Sebastian Jansson_FI, Silvia Knueppel_DE, Silvija Juozelskytė_LT, Studio Fem_DK,Stoft Studio_SE, Toivo Raidmets_EE, Variant Studio_LV, 1+1+1 Nordic Mash-Up_SE/FI/IS
Organizer: Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola www.muzeum.stalowawola.pl
Museum of the City of Gdynia,
Design Center Gdynia – the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park,
Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design,
Polish Institute in Stockholm – in the frame of Polish Presidency in the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
Co-financed through the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Photos: Jakub Certowicz