In this reimagined space works are displayed by Mamma Andersson, Andreas Eriksson, Ilona Keserü, Rivane Neuenschwander, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, Luiz Zerbini and others, incorporating different aspects of the gallery programme. The artists' works are placed alongside notable design pieces by Sandra Davolio, Josef Frank, Arne Jacobsen, Kaare Klint, Barbro Nilsson and Paavo Tynell.
Several rooms focus on specific themes: works by Jim Hodges, Ged Quinn and Yinka Shonibare CBE RA explore transformation and historical narratives
within the context of the surrounding architectural splendour; the hand-made textiles and ceramics of Jonathan Baldock and Andreas Eriksson examine materiality and craft. Other spaces highlight the gallery’s engagement with Latin America, as well as its commitment to representing overlooked artists and Estates. At the heart of the exhibition, works by Swedish artists Mamma Andersson and Andreas Eriksson are placed in context with Scandinavian designers in a ‘grand salon’ space on the first floor.
These exceptional pieces are complemented by gems of Nordic modern design including an iconic Chieftain Chair (designed in 1949), one of the great masterpieces by the late Danish architect Finn Juhl and a quintessential mid-century modern Snowflake Chandelier by the acclaimed Finnish designer Paavo Tynell.