Curious about current Swedish design? 

Visit 3D+ Swedish Design on Stage that, in conjunction with the Swedish presidency of the EU, begins a two-year tour of Sweden and Europe. 85 objects by 57 designers and design groups are exhibited. 

Design should be used. The invited artists Karl Dunér, Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Kenneth Kvarnström do so in their own way, in personal reflections on the objects surrounding us. 

The objects displayed include a rucksack that protects the portable computer - even if it should fall off the bike, fabric with the description of a colour in Braille making the colour visible to people with visual impairment, ice prods with 16 pointed spikes, an automatic vacuum cleaner and an automatic lawnmower.

Design is more than just form and function. Whether furniture, fashion, textiles, applied art or industrial design, objects are designed to be used and they help us form an identity. By choosing what to surround ourselves with, we present an image of ourselves. Riksutställningar - Swedish Travelling Exhibitions and Svensk Form - the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design offer visitors of the exhibition 3D+ a closer look at the objects surrounding us, from several new angles. 

Alexis Pontvik is the exhibition architect. The exhibition is produced with support from the Swedish Government Offices and the Swedish Institute. 3D+ is part of the cultural enterprise that takes place in connection with the Swedish presidency of the EU for the first six months of 2001. 


  • Brussels, Fondation Pour L'Architecture Membre du-Lid van-Membre of CIVA 
  • 3 February-11 March 
  • Berlin, Vitra Design Museum 
  • 23 March 
  • Dublin, National Museum 11june

For more information, please contact:
Marcelle Rabinowicz 

+32 - (0)2 644 91 52