Stockholm Furniture Fair Pavilion by Gert Wingårdh & Kustaa Saksi.
It's been a fairly long time since I saw an installation as inspiring and beautiful as this. Taken from The Fox Is Black:
Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh has teamed up with Dutch illustrator Kustaa Saksi to create a stunning pavilion for the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which is currently taking place. The installation is made up of “1,120 stacks consisting of a total of 11,000 A3 sheets in 44,000 points of attachment” which fill a 200 sqm area.
The idea of floating pieces paper is an interesting one because it allows Wingårdh to create a space while giving Saksi a canvas, albeit an unconventional one, on which to show showcase his art. The combination is impressive to say the least. The layers of paper have such depth, especially when viewed from below in conjunction with the art, almost like convex, multi-colored fish scales. Or perhaps the inside of a cathedral?