Riksbyggen’s internationally-acclaimed egg-shaped sauna, Solar Egg, by artists Bigert and Bergström, has been invited to be part of the Swedish Design Moves Paris initiative.
For three weeks, starting on the 25th of November, Parisians will get the chance to experience both Swedish design and sauna traditions.
Riksbyggen’s Solar Egg has been invited to participate in Visit Sweden’s initiative, Swedish Design Moves Paris.
The purpose of the initiative, made in cooperation with the Swedish Institute of Paris, is to draw attention to Swedish design, architecture and fashion in France.
The artists behind the 4x5m sauna, made of gold-plated stainless steel are the duo Bigert & Bergström, says Mathias Sandberg, Marketing and Sales Manager at Riksbyggen.
From the 15th of November to the 10th of December, the Solar Egg will be placed in the courtyard of the Swedish Institute in central Paris. Swedish fashion designer Diana Orving has designed kimonos for visitors to use at the exhibition.
Visit Sweden wants to attract design, architecture and fashion interested visitors to the country by hosting activities this fall.
Solar Egg is one of the biggest installations to land in Paris, part of their wide-ranging program. The Solar Egg was recently recognised with a Red Dot and German Design Award.
It has been nominated in the London International Awards and the Swedish Design Prize. Bigert & Bergström are currently preparing their large-scale exhibition at the gallery Artipelag in Stockholm. Source and photos, Courtesy of Riksbyggen.