Art of exchange: Craft-centric auction house returns to Stockholm

03 : 02 : 2015 Ornsbergsauktion : Galleri Bon : Odd Matter

Stockholm – Building a well-deserved reputation as one of the most exciting events during Stockholm Furniture Fair, the Ornsbergsauktion opens its artist-operated auction house for a fourth year.

Lotta Lampa for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair Lotta Lampa for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Marjan Van Aubel for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair Marjan Van Aubel for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Malin Henningsson for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair Malin Henningsson for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Tove Greitz for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair Tove Greitz for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Jenny Nordberg for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair Jenny Nordberg for Örnsbergsauktionen auction at Stockholm Furniture Fair

An event independent of the main furniture fair, the makeshift auction house is displaying 40 pieces of studio-made contemporary design at its new location of Galleri Bon, all set to be auctioned on 6 February 2015.

Practitioners involved are selected for their whole practice rather than for individual pieces. ‘This year we once again looked to include self-producing designers, but those who have created something original and inventive through their production process,’ curator Kristoffer Sundin tells LS:N Global. 

Contributions to the 2015 auction include Odd Matter’s electro-formed copper lighting, Marjan Van Obel’s foam porcelain and powder-coated steel lamp, and Fredrik Paulsen and Kristoffer Sundin’s iridescent plywood and steel table. During a design week known for its traditional nature, the spirit of experimentation with contemporary design and its context is a welcome addition. 

For more examples of designers experimenting with self-invented production processes that challenge the mass-produced status quo, read our Eruptia design direction.

LS:N Global will be reporting from Stockholm all week. For more, read our preview.

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