L’Institut Suédois : Hem x 6

As part of the new season of the Swedish Design Moves Paris, the Swedish Institute (3ème arrondissement) presents for the first time to the general public the recent rehabilitation of the apartments of his residence. Six duos of brands and designers have redesigned the private apartments of the Hôtel de Marle, a listed monument. An unusual dive into the world of Swedish hem in the heart of Paris.

Place of exchanges between France and Sweden, the Institute is the only cultural branch of the country abroad. This year, he gave carte blanche to six tandems that propose their own conception of Home, or Sweet home Swedish style.

Housed in a beautiful mansion of the 16th century, the six small apartments, 22 38 square meters, have a main room, a kitchen and a bathroom. They welcome researchers and artists at the center for a residency in Paris. After the renovation of the building in 2017, the private spaces were redeveloped by several creators in collaboration with committed brands.


The creations by Carl Malmsten are showcased in the comfortable interior designed by designer Anna Kraitz. Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter and interior designer Ulf Agner draw on Swedish history to create an intimate cocoon. Students from Beckmans College of Design Stockholm and the Paris College of Art are working hand-in-hand to create a flexible space with modular furniture that can be changed to suit the resident. Svenskt Tenn celebrates the philosophy of Estrid Ericson and Joseph Frank in a colorful apartment. The studio Färg & Blanche and the brand Gärsnäs combine furniture and textiles in original pieces. The Emma chair has a stitched fabric back. Finally, our favorite is the apartment called "A room to self" designed by September Architecture & Urbanism alongside DUX. Dedicated to Virginia Woolf and female artists, this minimalist-style hideaway is conducive to inspiration, creation and tranquility.

The various couples selected recreate the atmosphere of Swedish interiors. The desire to create confidential spaces is reflected in all these variations of the Home, to be discovered during guided tours of the 8 September 2019 at 13 October 2019.

A Scandinavian parenthesis that invites you to travel and change of scenery!

Photographs: Raphaël Dautigny

To learn more, visit the website of the Swedish Institute

Léa Pagnier

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