Fårg & Blanche creates The Baker's House installation in ornate family home in Stockholm - architecture and design

Fårg & Blanche creates The Baker's House installation in ornate family home in Stockholm



A residence that has belonged to the family of designer Emma Marga Blanche, co-founder of Fårg & Blanche, for four generations provides a striking backdrop for the studio's Stockholm Design Week exhibition.
Built in 1889, the building was originally the home of Blanche's great, great grandfather Julius Westerdahl but also contained a traditional Swedish crispbread bakery, the family business.
For Stockholm Design Week, it provides a backdrop to 12 contemporary objects created by Fårg & Blanche, all designed to relate to the home's ornate interior.

Upstairs in the main living room, timber tables with star-shaped bases are meant to look as if they naturally "grow upwards" from the home's patterned parquet floors. They also complement the room's dark wood-panelled walls.
An arched stairway is dotted with bulbous floor lamps that appear to be bound in strips of brass, drawing on the aesthetic of Fårg & Blanche's Succession collection of homeware from 2016.
Meanwhile a small, jade-green room at the back, centred by a grand piano, is softly illuminated by candles that appear to melt off the mantlepiece of the fireplace.

"We like to see our furniture as alive, as people, we build up stories around them," said the duo.
"It was really fun finding old pictures, film from the [glass] factory from the 1920s ? when you see one of our pieces, no one may know the full history, but it's personal for us."
The Baker's House installation is open to...
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