Walk the halls of Museo Nacional de Arte Romano where Ana Domínguez Siemens’ collection, “BACK TO BASICS”, draws on the moment of reflection created by the pandemic to investigate the necessary movement towards basics and sustainable design.
Enter into the hall of mirrors to experience “Classic Nowness”, curated by François Leblanc Di Cicilia. This eclectic collection shows an unconditional love for materials, sometimes twisting the tradition; shapes and images follow almost at the opposite of a decorative journey to focus on design.
Walk through the still waters of the Frisian Islands where “The Healing Collection”, curated by Rive Roshan, looks at how designers and artists are influencing the process of healing the planet, society, and the individual.
Enter into a surreal landscape inspired by Belgian surrealist René Magritte, where curator Elien Haentjen’s collection, “Ceci N’est Pas…”, investigates the subconscious, the surreal, and how these notions have been influenced by the current moment through contemporary Belgian design.
Enter into the newly reopened Kielce bus station, with its futuristic, UFO-shaped architecture reminiscent of both its past and present and discover “LIVING OBJECTS”, curated by Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, which explores how artisanal knowledge is continued through contemporary approaches to design.
Explore the rolling dunes of the Lithuanian seaside at Curonian Spit, where nature and humanity comes together in a competition for dominance. “Race with Nature”, curated by Audronė Drungilaitė, investigates the relationship between humanity and nature, history and the present.
Walk along the Latvian coast at Jurmala beach, where man-made objects and nature come together together in, “Near and Far – Be Dazzled!”. Curator Dita Danosa explores the experience of and emotions associated with our new reality through contemporary Latvian design.
“Mirror Mirror Off the Wall”, curated by Paola Bjäringer aims to alter the gaze and strengthen the female gaze by giving the stage to a group of leading Swedish women designers and one male designer.
Taking inspiration from Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave” and the need to self-isolate this past spring, curator Pil Bredahl’s Danish collection, “Litten Up”, investigates light and darkness, shadow and object through the work of four talented makers.
Welcome into a setting of melting glaciers, where curators Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir & María Kristín Jónsdóttir’s Icelandic collection “Attunement” floats, hangs, and rests on ice floes and the sounds of waves, cracking ice, and dripping water can be heard, bringing attention to the issue at hand.
Enter the artist’s studio, a space of creation and contemplation where busy hands work to mould imagined ideas in the real world, bringing the subconscious to reality. Here, curator Tonje Kjellevold’s Norwegian collection, “Inside Looking Out”, takes a closer look at artistic practices in relation to restrictions, isolation, and solitude.
Plunge into the subaquatic and experience the Finnish collection, “Against the Burn”. Curator Suvi Saloneimi have selected artworks that will guide and mediate us towards the underwater world.
The abandoned industrial textile factory comes together with contemporary design for the Estonian collection, “Can You Feel It?”. Kai Lobjakas & Anne Vetik explores our changing relationship with the objects around us.
Explore the brutalist train station hosting the Romanian collection “Time for Change”, which showcases the experimental and conceptual work of seven emerging designers, bringing new viewpoints to the contemporary collectible Romanian design scene, curated by Maria Nerieciu and Jimmy MacDonald.