Yesterday I visited “A quiet Reflection” , the most sought after exhibition in Stockholm during the Stockholm design fair. Located in Östermalm , what used to be the old Mexican Embassy, now privately owned and halfway through renovation, the century old apartment is turned into an impromptu art exhibition by Annaleena Leino, in collaboration with Japanese producer Ariake, Wästberg and a hand picked selection of designers and artisans, for Residence. Carefully curated objects by both companies can be seen around the apartment, among my favorites the w171 alma lamp designed by Tham & Videgård and the w163 Lampyre designed by Inga Sempé, both by
Ariake in various sizes. All through the exhibition there are pieces of beautiful art on display, noted artists and artisans.
This is the first time Ariaki is launched outside Japan, and the new collection, manufactured in the Japanese city of Morodomi, introduces furniture and details, including Staffan Holm, Norm Architects, Shin Azumi, Gabriel Tan, Anderssen & Voll, Zoe Mowat and Studio MK27.
At the exhibition you can also see works by Studio Matti Carlson, Dry Studio, Nick Ross, Anton Alvarez, Jenny Nordberg, Emma Bernhardt, Frama, Ann Ringstrand, Perspektive Studio, Arno Declercq, Erik Nordenhake, Berg Gallery and Christian Larsen Gallery.