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Josef Frank
Against Design

10 April - 27 August 2017

Josef Frank – Against Design is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to this world-renowned architect and designer. It shows the diversity of Frank’s body of work – from ground-breaking architecture to brilliantly-coloured patterns and furniture. The exhibition presents unique material from the ArkDes collections never previously displayed.

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Guided tours

  Last week of the exhibition: Tuesday 12.00 and 17.00 Wednedsday 12.00 Thursday 12.00 Friday 12.00 Saturday 12.00 Sunday 12.00   The tours are in Swedish.  

Admission

Josef Frank – Against Design Ordinary price 120 kr. Concessions (students and senior citizens): SEK 100. Visitors under the age of 20 and Friends of ArkDes: Free.

As a pioneer of Modernism, Josef Frank continues to inspire designers with the diversity of his output. Amongst the important works on display in the Josef Frank – Against Design exhibition are pieces of furniture from the first interior he created in 1910 – Karl and Hedwig Tedesko’s apartment in Vienna – and items from Haus & Garten, the furnishing house that Frank ran in Vienna with his colleague Oskar Wlach.
Josef Frank was born in Baden in 1885 and came to be one of the key figures in Austrian architecture and design in the 1910s and 1920s. In 1933, because of increasing anti-Semitism, he left Austria for his wife’s home country of Sweden. From 1939 to 1947 he worked in the United States, but subsequently returned to Stockholm, where he was employed as a designer for Svenskt Tenn until his death in 1967.

Josef Frank as architect

Most of Frank’s architectural work in Austria focussed on social housing projects for the working classes. In 1932, Frank was in charge of the Werkbundsiedlung housing exhibition, which was part of Vienna’s public housing programme “Rotes Wien”. The exhibition was an important contribution to the debate on freer lifestyles in a modern age.

Alongside this, Frank also undertook commissions for more affluent families, including the well-known Villa Beer in Vienna, built between 1929 and 1931. In Sweden, Josef Frank is known as the originator of some of the first functionalist architecture in the country – five holiday homes in Falsterbo, designed between 1924 and 1936.

Most of his time in Sweden was taken up with interior design and furniture projects. As early as 1934 he was taken on as a designer for Svenskt Tenn by Estrid Erikson. The exhibition shows several unique, original sketches for some of his best-known patterns.

Against Design

Over time, Josef Frank became increasingly critical of the severity of the Modernist movement and the attitude of the designer to the notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or ‘total work of art’, involving the super-designed environment, standardised furniture and the invention of new forms for their own sake. Neither a personalised, artistically-inspired design nor a standardised, machine-made product were meaningful in his eyes; his own creations were inspired more by the classical tradition. It is his criticism that prompts the title of our exhibition: Josef Frank – Against Design.

Instead, he developed a softer, less restrictive approach, articulated in a philosophy of architecture and interior design he called “Accidentism”.

“All the places where we are comfortable – rooms, streets and cities – have arisen through coincidences”, wrote Frank in 1958 in the magazine Form, where the concept was first launched. Frank welcomed a less restrictive philosophy of architecture and interior design that accommodated both the high-brow and the low-brow – good and poor taste. This approach was put into practice in the “fantasy houses:” thirteen sketches for houses that Frank designed for his friend Dagmar Grill.

The exhibition features several of the original watercolours from the ArkDes collections. The houses are far removed from the austere design idiom of Modernism in terms of both style and expression. Frank summarised his new, inclusive philosophy in an unpublished manuscript: “Every great work of art must border on kitsch”.

Images from the exhibition


Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. Aquarelle sketch by Josef Frank. ArkDes collections.

Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. Aquarelle sketch by Josef Frank. ArkDes collections.

Stuyvesant Town. Sketch, cityplanning. ArkDes collections.

Stuyvesant Town. Sketch, cityplanning. ArkDes collections.

Aquarelle of houses, series of six. 1950s.

Aquarelle of houses, series of six. 1950s.

Patterns created by Josef Frank when living in New York, 1940s. Photo: Matti Östling / ArkDes

Patterns created by Josef Frank when living in New York, 1940s. Photo: Matti Östling / ArkDes

Josef Frank. Photo: Lennart Nilsson, Svenskt Tenn Archive and collections

Josef Frank. Photo: Lennart Nilsson, Svenskt Tenn Archive and collections

Villa Beer in Austria, by Josef Frank.

Villa Beer in Austria, by Josef Frank.

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Read more about the exhibition

As a pioneer of Modernism, Josef Frank continues to inspire designers with the diversity of his output. Amongst the important works on display in the Josef Frank – Against Design exhibition are pieces of furniture from the first interior he created in 1910 – Karl and Hedwig Tedesko’s apartment in Vienna – and items from Haus & Garten, the furnishing house that Frank ran in Vienna with his colleague Oskar Wlach.
Josef Frank was born in Baden in 1885 and came to be one of the key figures in Austrian architecture and design in the 1910s and 1920s. In 1933, because of increasing anti-Semitism, he left Austria for his wife’s home country of Sweden. From 1939 to 1947 he worked in the United States, but subsequently returned to Stockholm, where he was employed as a designer for Svenskt Tenn until his death in 1967.

Josef Frank as architect

Most of Frank’s architectural work in Austria focussed on social housing projects for the working classes. In 1932, Frank was in charge of the Werkbundsiedlung housing exhibition, which was part of Vienna’s public housing programme “Rotes Wien”. The exhibition was an important contribution to the debate on freer lifestyles in a modern age.

Alongside this, Frank also undertook commissions for more affluent families, including the well-known Villa Beer in Vienna, built between 1929 and 1931. In Sweden, Josef Frank is known as the originator of some of the first functionalist architecture in the country – five holiday homes in Falsterbo, designed between 1924 and 1936.

Most of his time in Sweden was taken up with interior design and furniture projects. As early as 1934 he was taken on as a designer for Svenskt Tenn by Estrid Erikson. The exhibition shows several unique, original sketches for some of his best-known patterns.

Against Design

Over time, Josef Frank became increasingly critical of the severity of the Modernist movement and the attitude of the designer to the notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or ‘total work of art’, involving the super-designed environment, standardised furniture and the invention of new forms for their own sake. Neither a personalised, artistically-inspired design nor a standardised, machine-made product were meaningful in his eyes; his own creations were inspired more by the classical tradition. It is his criticism that prompts the title of our exhibition: Josef Frank – Against Design.

Instead, he developed a softer, less restrictive approach, articulated in a philosophy of architecture and interior design he called “Accidentism”.

“All the places where we are comfortable – rooms, streets and cities – have arisen through coincidences”, wrote Frank in 1958 in the magazine Form, where the concept was first launched. Frank welcomed a less restrictive philosophy of architecture and interior design that accommodated both the high-brow and the low-brow – good and poor taste. This approach was put into practice in the “fantasy houses:” thirteen sketches for houses that Frank designed for his friend Dagmar Grill.

The exhibition features several of the original watercolours from the ArkDes collections. The houses are far removed from the austere design idiom of Modernism in terms of both style and expression. Frank summarised his new, inclusive philosophy in an unpublished manuscript: “Every great work of art must border on kitsch”.

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Tuesday

26 June


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

28 June


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In English


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Friday

29 June


Tensta Museum: Walk on the Järva Field with Mats adelman and Ylva Westerlund

14:00  Meeting place Tensta Konsthall


Twice this summer, Ylva Westerlund and Mats adelman will lead guided walks in the nature area of the Järva Field where they will describe the biotope. The birds and other animals residing in the area will be mapped out for the participants to have an overview of.

The Järva Field is home to various species such as ravens, the green woodpecker, the northern goshawk, the common buzzard, the tawny owl, skylarks, stock doves, hares, foxes, and deers. The eurasian lynx, beavers, pine martens, white-tailed eagles, and rough-legged buzzards can at times be sighted as well.

The walk will take place in Granholmstoppen, Igelbäcken and in the area surrounding Eggeby farm. At Eggeby farm, Ylva Westerlund’s public art work Dream wasteland / En studieplats i skogskanten will be visited. The project was originally commissioned by Stockholm konst and Tensta konsthall in 2017, as a continuation of the exhibition The New Hird at Tensta konsthall.

The duration of the walk is 2–3 hours, please wear sturdy shoes.

Meeting place: Tensta konsthall. Free admission.


Saturday

30 June


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Makda Embaie


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Sunday

1 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

1 July


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

3 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

4 July


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Didem Yildrim


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Thursday

5 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In English


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

5 July


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: Erik Stenberg Introduces his Tensta Archive

14:00  


Tensta was planned and built over a ten-year period, concurrent with the same frame of time as the Million Dwelling Programme was being carried out. The general plan for the district was adopted in 1965 and the underground train was opened in 1975.

Since 1999, Stenberg has collected drawings, texts and other material from Tensta’s short history as a residential area in an attempt to understand the original ideas which have been obscured by generalisations about the Million Dwelling Programme as a whole. He has looked for specific details, viewing the built environment as constructed rather than planned and has discovered qualities and strengths to build further upon.


Sunday

8 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

8 July


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

10 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

12 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In English


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Saturday

14 July


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Karolina Grahn


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Sunday

15 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

15 July


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

17 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

18 July


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Makda Embaie


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Thursday

19 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In English


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

22 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

22 July


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

24 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

26 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In English


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Saturday

28 July


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Rasmus Sjöbeck


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Sunday

29 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Tuesday

31 July


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

1 August


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Hanna Nordell


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Thursday

2 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In English


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

5 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

5 August


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

7 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

9 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In English


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Saturday

11 August


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Rasmus Sjöbeck


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Sunday

12 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

12 August


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

14 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

15 August


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Hanna Nordell


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Thursday

16 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In English


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

19 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

19 August


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

21 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

22 August


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: Erik Stenberg Introduces his Tensta Archive

12:00  


Tensta was planned and built over a ten-year period, concurrent with the same frame of time as the Million Dwelling Programme was being carried out. The general plan for the district was adopted in 1965 and the underground train was opened in 1975.

Since 1999, Stenberg has collected drawings, texts and other material from Tensta’s short history as a residential area in an attempt to understand the original ideas which have been obscured by generalisations about the Million Dwelling Programme as a whole. He has looked for specific details, viewing the built environment as constructed rather than planned and has discovered qualities and strengths to build further upon.


Thursday

23 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In English


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Friday

24 August


Tensta Museum: Walk on the Järva Field with Mats adelman and Ylva Westerlund

14:00  Meeting place Tensta Konsthall


Twice this summer, Ylva Westerlund and Mats adelman will lead guided walks in the nature area of the Järva Field where they will describe the biotope. The birds and other animals residing in the area will be mapped out for the participants to have an overview of.

The Järva Field is home to various species such as ravens, the green woodpecker, the northern goshawk, the common buzzard, the tawny owl, skylarks, stock doves, hares, foxes, and deers. The eurasian lynx, beavers, pine martens, white-tailed eagles, and rough-legged buzzards can at times be sighted as well.

The walk will take place in Granholmstoppen, Igelbäcken and in the area surrounding Eggeby farm. At Eggeby farm, Ylva Westerlund’s public art work Dream wasteland / En studieplats i skogskanten will be visited. The project was originally commissioned by Stockholm konst and Tensta konsthall in 2017, as a continuation of the exhibition The New Hird at Tensta konsthall.

The duration of the walk is 2–3 hours, please wear sturdy shoes.

Meeting place: Tensta konsthall. Free admission.


Saturday

25 August


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Rasmus Sjöbeck


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Sunday

26 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

26 August


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

28 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

29 August


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Hanna Nordell


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Thursday

30 August


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

2 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

2 September


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

4 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

6 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Saturday

8 September


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Rasmus Sjöbeck


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Sunday

9 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

9 September


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

11 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Wednesday

12 September


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Didem Yildrim


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Thursday

13 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

16 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

16 September


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

18 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

20 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Saturday

22 September


Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes: tour

12:00  With Rasmus Sjöbeck


An introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

In Swedish. Free admission.


Sunday

23 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

23 September


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

25 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

27 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

30 September


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

30 September


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

2 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

4 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

7 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

7 October


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

9 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

11 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

14 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

14 October


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

16 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

18 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

21 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

21 October


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

23 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

25 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

28 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

28 October


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

30 October


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

1 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

4 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Tuesday

6 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

8 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

11 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

11 November


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

13 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

15 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

18 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

18 November


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

20 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

22 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

25 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

25 November


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

27 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

29 November


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

2 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

2 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

4 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

6 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

9 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

9 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

11 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

13 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

16 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

16 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

18 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

20 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

23 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

23 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Sunday

30 December


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

30 December


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Thursday

3 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

6 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

6 January


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.


Tuesday

8 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

17:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Thursday

10 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

13 January


Public Luxury: guided tour

12:00  In Swedish


Experience new and experimental works of design and architecture in public, by many of Sweden’s most prominent architects and designers.

Free admission. No pre-registration.


Sunday

13 January


Family Sunday: Build furniture for the city

13:00  


How would you choose to develop the city? Design and build new furniture to create spaces which everyone can enjoy.

We’ll take inspiration from our exhibition Public Luxury,  and build models. For children aged 4 to 12.

Free tickets are available from the information desk when the museum opens. Be in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability.

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