Munch Museum furnishings by Vestre features colour and ease and comfort

Munch Museum’s household furniture is influenced by the artist’s colours

Sustainability-targeted Norwegian furnishings company Vestre has established home furniture intended by Andreas Engesvik and Jonas Stokke for the new Munch Museum in Oslo

Norwegian furniture corporation Vestre and designers Andreas Engesvik and Jonas Stokke have produced home furniture for the Munchmuseet, or Munch Museum, in Oslo, opened in October 2021 and intended by Spanish architecture agency Estudio Herreros. Dubbed ‘The Munch Series’, the Munch Museum home furniture selection comprises chairs and tables utilized for the café, as effectively as sofas, benches, and lounge chairs employed all over the house.

Seating at the Munch Museum

Sofa displayed in entrance of Edvard Munch’s Moonlight (1895)

‘Even if it is a museum, issues do not have to be not comfortable,’ suggests Stokke. ‘You can immediately attract some slim flat picket benches with slim leather-based cushions. But we needed people to be able to choose a break and truly relaxation. And then you are likely to require ergonomics in the back and a shaped seat.’ 

Intended in collaboration with Engesvik (the two designers, as nicely as Vestre, gained a public competitors to layout the collection in 2017), the furnishings pieces feature levels of metal mesh arranged around steel frames and moulded cushions manufactured of wool textile. The resources were preferred to complement the design and style: the frame’s body weight will help maintain stability, the metal mesh was preferred for optimum ergonomics, and the cushions supply a tactile truly feel to attain comfort and ease and heat. 

Chair shown in entrance of Edvard Munch’s See from Nordstrand (1900–1901)

‘The museum is also developed so that you can go upwards, straight to a exclusive office, without having heading by way of all the halls,’ continues Stokke. ‘We desired to make room for a break just where by the people arrive out of just one department and are on their way to go on to the future a person.’

The color palette was an additional essential factor to take into consideration the designers analysed hundreds of Munch’s paintings and worked closely with Norwegian paint maker Jotun to generate bespoke shades for the household furniture. The resulting three colours, dusty pink, ochre yellow and darkish blue, are dubbed ‘Skin’, ‘Hair’, and ‘Night’, and reflect the design duo’s own interpretations of the artwork on exhibit. 

Chairs and desk for the café at the Munch Museum

Like all Vestre items, the Munch Museum home furniture is built to final: all elements have been welded collectively, galvanized, and varnished, making the pieces extremely durable and appropriate as both of those indoor and outside home furniture. Every single piece was produced so that even if its colour fades following a couple of decades, it will be simple to sandblast it and repaint it. ‘The museum will attract men and women from all about the world: it is a perfect arena to promote what we get in touch with day-to-day democracy, conference destinations where persons can occur with each other and share thoughts, life experiences, and trade tips,’ states Thomas Sund, Vestre’s vice CEO.

‘When anything is truly excellent and of higher excellent, it results in being common,’ provides Engesvik. ‘The layout is incredibly basic, it has no tricks. If persons fully grasp what they see, they truly feel harmless.’ §