Cultural diversity at the Design Bar
Stockholm Furniture Fair and Northern Light Fair appointed industrial designer and interior architect Katrin Greiling to design 2011?s Design Bar and VIP Lounge.According to Katrin, the Design Bar and VIP Lounge for 2011 would not take any linear narrative. The exhibition space, which covered 320 m², included references to different cultures influenced by all my global experiences and impressions. From a narrative perspective, an accessible landscape that called was created to mind the genuine European, the old town, but which also came up an artistic idiom characterized by cultural diversity that sought back to the time in the Middle East. The design was described on different visual styles that suggested the visitor to become a part of the interior and be enticed into a game of perception. The interior elaborated with the private and the public in a way that called into question the concept of seclusion and how the space and status were reacted. Cardboard and plywood returned materials that were blended with a poetic projection of the actual content.The Design Bar, which was a combined exhibition and bar, aimed to highlight a Swedish designer or group. On previous occasions the bar had been planned by architectural practice Marge, design group Front, design duo BrobergRidderstråle, the duo Save our Souls, the design collective Camp Site, and most recently Jonas Wagell. The Design Bar divided space with the VIP Lounge in the newly-constructed part of Hall A/East entrance.
Stockholm 2011: the Design Bar at this week’s Stockholm Furniture Fair was created by German designer Katrin Greiling. The project showed these orange cardboard hoods suspended over wooden loungers.
The furniture design also contained a pineapple-shaped bar and piles of cushions lashed together with rope. Stockholm Furniture Fair continued until 12 February.
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