Neri&Hu threatened to pull out of Stockholm Furniture Fair over "abysmal" build quality - architecture and design

Neri&Hu threatened to pull out of Stockholm Furniture Fair over "abysmal" build quality



Chinese architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu say they considered withdrawing as guest of honour at Stockholm Furniture Fair this week over the construction quality of their installation.
The Neri&Hu founders said they were "pissed" at the "abysmal" standard of workmanship on the timber installation they designed as the centrepiece for the fair, currently on show in the Swedish capital as part of Stockholm Design Week.
Duo told Swedish newspaper build was "not so good"
The Shanghai duo said they expected the timber construction to be better in Scandinavia, but found a rushed result more akin to production associated with their home country.
They revealed their disappointment in an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter they were "pretty upset" by the build of their installation
"We first got pretty upset yesterday when we came here and saw that this construction was not so good," Neri told the publication.
"We came from China and thought it would be built better in Scandinavia, but then we realised that when you only get four or five days to construct a building, you have also created Chinese production conditions."
Installation comprises a series of connected rows
Neri&Hu were invited to design the main exhibition as this year's guest of honour at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019, held at the Stockholmsmassan convention centre in the S...
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