September 19 – November 22, 2020
Do you know how, where and by whom the things you surround yourself with are made of?
Do you know how, where and by whom the things you surround yourself with are made of? We live in a time when much is produced so far from the consumer that connection to the manufacturer is completely lacking. That there has historically been a direct connection between an industry and the people, traditions and material resources of the place is easily forgotten. It is precisely these stories that Folkform wants to capture through its design processes.
Folkform consists of Chandra Ahlsell and Anna Holmquist. Through their design of furniture and objects, they have since the start in 2005 worked to convey an understanding of our industrial heritage. Not infrequently, they highlight types of production that risk being relocated or completely lost – and with them all the knowledge inherited from generation to generation.
Photo: Erik Lefvander
Production short stories are Folkform’s largest solo exhibition to date and show a selection of their production from the last decade. Here, the finished objects can be combined with the raw materials they are made of. Documentation of and reflections on the end products’ entire creation process are presented and create so-called production short stories.
The exhibition is produced by Vandalorum in Värnamo and was shown there in connection with Folkform receiving the Bruno Mathsson Prize 2019.
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