Public Luxury - Architecture, design and the fight for the public realm.

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2018 14:03 GMT

Three new entry barriers that reimagine anti-terrorist design and a dance pavilion where anyone can connect their phones to loudspeakers and dance – Public Luxury highlights architecture and design that reveals the debate around and the struggle for the Swedish public realm today.

ArkDes, Petra Gipp, and Mikael Olsson Shed New Light on Sigurd Lewerentz at 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2018 10:40 GMT

​In response to the explosion of international interest and research surrounding Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975), Sweden’s most renowned 20th Century architect, ArkDes (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design), with Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson, presents "Freestanding" – an exhibition in the Central Pavilion at FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

Another Generosity

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 09:52 GMT

The Nordic Pavilion 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

Call for Fellows: 2018 ArkDes Fellowship – "Projecting the Future"

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2018 11:05 GMT

ArkDes, Sweden’s national museum of architecture and design, has launched a new Fellowship programme offering practitioners, spatial thinkers, and researchers operating in or around the fields of architecture and design opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2018 14:29 GMT

In connection to the visit of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this month, ArkDes has announced a collaborative project between the British Embassy in Sweden and ArkDes—Housing Design Exchange: London/Stockholm.

Stockholm Design Week: Press preview Young Swedish Design 2018

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 12:36 GMT

Stockholm Design Week: Press preview Young Swedish Design 2018 Wednesday 7 February at 10 – 11am. ArkDes, Exercisplan 4, Skeppsholmen. Discover the most intriguing new designs by Sweden’s young creatives. Young Swedish Design 2018 presents unique pieces from across a broad range of disciplines, from product design to craft.

ArkDes exhibition programme 2018-2021: From Lewerentz to the design of the future.

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2017 09:54 GMT

A comprehensive collections-based exhibition, a major international production, and an exhibition that sets the tone for ArkDes’ new direction – ArkDes’ 2018-2021 exhibition programme is here.

Norm Form – an exhibition about design that goes against the grain. 6 Oct 2017 – 11 Feb 2018.

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2017 17:35 GMT

​Have you ever wondered why a woman’s bicycle is different to a man’s? Or why a drill looks so different to a food processor? Norm Form displays the work of 50 designers and artists whose work challenges accepted norms about how an object or place should look and function.

ArkDes presents a forgotten treasure of furniture design history​

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2017 15:14 GMT

Discover the HI group: masters of craft, furniture and interior design from the 1960s. The HI Group - Craftsmanship in the Plastic Age is an exhibition of 30 objects, from furniture to photography, that tells a story of the renaissance of craft in an era more associated with modern, industrialised materials.

Josef Frank – Against Design. 10 March – 27 August 2017.

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2017 08:14 GMT

​Josef Frank – Against Design is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to this world-renowned architect and designer. The exhibition presents unique material from the ArkDes collections never previously displayed.

About ArkDes (The Swedish centre for architecture and design)

ArkDes is Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design. It is a museum, a study centre and an arena for debate and discussion about the future of architecture, design and citizenship.