The Unfolding Village | Neri&Hu
Installation Design for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019 Stockholm / Sweden / 2019
This year, Neri&Hu was appointed as the "Guests of Honour" and installation designer for the 2019 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. The installation, called The Unfolding Village, was exhibited from February 5th to the 9th and attracted large crowds of design enthusiasts.
由如恩设计策展的“婉转街巷，变迁村落” -- 2019年斯德哥尔摩家具与灯具展荣誉主宾装置设计，已于2019年2月5日至9日在斯德哥尔摩展出。本次展览共吸引来自全球各地的百万名设计爱好者前往参观。
Neri&Hu's design was featured in Dezeen, Wallpaper*, Archdaily, TL mag, and many other publications with great reviews as one of the best installations ever designed by the "Guests of Honour".
本次荣誉主宾装置设计受到了全世界多家建筑与设计主流媒体报道，包括archdaily, dezeen, wallpaper*, TL mag等等，同时被业界人士誉为斯德哥尔摩家具灯具展有史以来最精彩的一次荣誉主宾展览。
For the installation this year, Neri&Hu departed from convention; which normally focuses only on product designs. Neri&Hu’s installation links the objects and products on display to the pressing social issue unique to China.
Neri&Hu is concerned with the Traditional Chinese villages and culture disappearing at an alarming rate. This impacts the notion of community, family, and roots. Many of Neri&Hu’s product designs are centered on the notions of nostalgia, dwelling, home, family, and the individual’s relationship within a collective. Neri&Hu proposed an installation that represents the spirit of the traditional village.
Inspired by the alleyways and street life of clan-based villages, the exhibition layout is a sinuous alleyway that folds & unfolds to create lanes & layers of space revealed slowly to visitors.
The profile & form takes on the reading of an abstracted-pitched roof which represents the home. When repeated and connected the rows form a "village". Neri&Hu products (furniture, lighting, and accessories) are curated and placed within the village which is built with local timber from Sweden.
Screens, built in millwork, windows and shutters create unexpected moments of encounter.
The Chinese notion of "fiction" is actually derived from the term "small talk" originating from the alleys and streets. The spatial device of the alley creates a quirky tableau for the objects while inviting the subversive behaviors of gossip, voyeurism, and eavesdropping amongst fair visitors.
Agape, Artemide, Arflex, Bolon, Classicon, Driade, Gan, Lema, Moooi, Neri&Hu (in collaboration with De La Espada), Nanimarquina, Offecct, Poltrona Frau, Parachilna, Stellar Works, Viabizzuno.
Swedish Wood, Design Republic
Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm Design Week
This year, Neri&Hu was appointed as the "Guests of Honour" and installation designer for the 2019 Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. The installation, called The Unfolding Village, was exhibited from February 5th to the 9th and attracted large crowds of design enthusiasts. 由如恩设计策展的“婉转街巷，变迁村落” -- 2019年斯德哥尔摩家具与灯具展荣誉主宾装置设计，已于2019年2月5日至9日在斯德哥尔摩展出。本次展览共吸引来自全球各地的百万名设计爱好者前往参观。 Neri&Hu's design was featured in Dezeen, Wallpaper*, Archdaily, TL mag, and many other publications...
- Year 2019
- Work finished in 2019
- Status Completed works
- Type Exhibition Design