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These images are the collaborative work of artist Kustaa Saksi and architect Gert Wingårdh who were given the task to design the discussion and presentation pavilion for the Hello events programme at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.

As Rob Alderson, for It’s Nice That put it :

“More often than not, when it comes to theorising design through discussions and seminars, aesthetic considerations go out of the window. It’s common to see art and design experts explore big ideas against dull, uninspiring or oddly clinical backdrops. But not so in Sweden, where artist Kustaa Saksi and architect Gert Wingårdh have created the most extraordinary setting … Using an incredible 700,000 illustrated sheets of A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points, the duo have produced a jaw-dropping physical space in which discussions will take on a whole new dimension.”

Beyond providing a bit of artistic visual distraction during the event, the pavilion is a contemporary ode to the fresco-ed awe-inspiring ceilings of cathedrals, churches and temples. The graphics embody themes of orientalism, art, mathematics, science and psychedelia.