Braided & Laced
(18 April – 27 June)
This themed exhibition at Museum of Furniture Studies shows how braiding and lacing techniques, have been used in furniture design and production from the late 19th century up to the present day. Various items from the collection have been chosen to illustrate the technical theme – from simple coffee shop chairs to exclusive pieces of prestige furniture.
A themed evening (later annonced) will bring together a group of experts – designers, craftsman, producers and researchers – to discuss the prospects for braiding and lacing techniques in the past, present and future. What is the future for handcrafted furnitures today in technical and financial terms? Is it possible for it still to be made in Sweden, or is it now permanently the domain of low-cost countries?