Déjà Vu - design themes over the ages

(6 February – 12 September 2018)

Starting in Stockholm Design Week, the Museum of Furniture Studies will highlight items in its collection, that show how interesting features and design themes recur over the years. How designers allow themselves, consciously or unconsciously, to be inspired by design elements in the work of earlier colleagues, to enable them to create new furniture for their own time. This allows materials, techniques and aesthetics to be re-used and re-crafted into separate new products in their own right. The exhibition includes examples of furniture designed as playful references, or in homage, without resorting to irrelevant excesses or soulless imitations.