Corona, Savannah og Insula

FURNITURE DESIGN IN A WORLD-CLASS MUSEUM

Designer

Poul Volther, Friis & Moltke, Ernst & Jensen

Location

The Astrup-Fearnley museum, Oslo, Norway

Furniture

Corona lounge chair, Savannah sofa, Insula coffee table

FURNITURE DESIGN IN A WORLD-CLASS MUSEUM

World-class design

In Norway you can find an absolute world-class museum. Since 1993, The Astrup Fearnley museum in Oslo has showcased both Norwegian and international art for the museums visitors. The art collection alone makes the museum worth a visit. But in 2012, the Astrup Fearnley museum moved to a new location. The new buildings are designed by the Italian architect and engineer Renzo Piano - a new home, which only made the museum even more relevant. The spectacular building is located so close to the water that it from some angles almost appears as if the museum extends into the Norwegian fjord.

A united expression

The Astrup Fearnley Museum is a cultural gem in Norway’s capital, which combines many different forms of modern art in such a way that despite the great diversity of art, there is still one overall expression of the museum.

Icons and news, side by side

With a sure sense of style and direction, the museum decorated their lounge, where visitors can enjoy a rest before re-exploring the many square-metres of the museum. For a one-year period the lounge was decorated with a mix of different designs – both well-known design icons and novelties. Among these, design from Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik. In the lounge was the design icon Corona, the Insula sofa tables alongside with the Savannah sofa and easy chair.

The Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik furniture stood in the museum side by side with other beautiful design’s from Verner Panton and Hans J. Wegner. Although the lounge is decorated with many different designs, each with its own expression, the wide range of designs seems as a natural extension of the overall expression of the museum.

The Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik furniture create a small glimpse of how different design easily and elegantly can be combined with designs from other brands.

The furniture in the Astrup Fearnley lounge is changed every now and then, just as with the art showcased in the museum. The furniture from Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik was a one-year project.

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