711000 Sheets of Paper at Stockholm 2013

Architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi joined forces at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair to produce this incredible installation for the Hello! Show.

Wingårdh and Saksi started by working on their ideas separately before combining their creative thinking to design the installation for this year’s theme: ‘Communication’.

11,000 A3 sheets of paper hang from the ceiling using 44,000 points of attachments. The bottom sheet from each stack features a portion of the giant illustation designed by Saski and creates an arched ceiling.

The interior resembles a hybid somewhere between a school laboratory and a church. The central aisle leads to the ‘altar’ of the Hello! Show, where the discussion panels running throughout the event are taking place.

Mirror laminate tabletops rest on stacks of A4 paper inside the installation, using a total of 700,000 paper sheets. Similar to Nendo’s installation, the entire installation can be recycled at the end of the show; the paper will be donated to charities supporting children and young people.

We just hope that someone will save Despoke a sheet of Kustaa Saksi’s illustration!

The Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair is a part of Stockholm Design Week and runs from 5 to 9 February 2013.

Photographs by Karl Gabor, courtesy of Stockholmsmässan

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