The result of a five-year renovation project, the new Nationalmuseum – Swedish Museum of Fine Arts and Design, Stockholm, opens this week, presenting over 5000 artworks spanning six centuries. Architects involved include Josefin Larsson and Gert Wingårdh from Wingårdhs and Erik Wikerstål from Wikerstål Arkitekter, who were commissioned by the National Property Board.
Combining classic and contemporary, the design takes a colour scheme from original 1866 building. To offer an enhanced viewing experience, glass elements allow light to flood in, illuminating the two upcoming exhibitions – each looking at current trends in Swedish design.
The museum opens 13 October. Find out more here.
1. The new brass covered elevator tower in Nationalmuseum. Courtesy Bruno Ehrs.
2. Nationalmuseum 2018. Courtesy Bruno Ehrs.