Stockholm Furniture Fair Pavilion by Gert Wingårdh & Kustaa Saksi
The design suggests a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an ‘altar’ where panels hold sway. The table tops are made of a mirror laminate and balance on stacks of A3 paper sheets – 700,000 in total. The entire dome-like structure consists of stacks of paper sheets that hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction. The lowest sheet in each stack carries part of a gigantic illustration that forms the dome-shaped ceiling. Preparations for construction have been going on for months and the actual raising of the dome is something of a never-ending task. “Precision in all the preliminary work is crucial. and are then gradually hoisted up,” reports Sanna Gebeyehu.