Visiting Gothenburg


Birger Kaipiainen

The Röhsska Museum of Design and Craft recently re-opened its doors after almost two years of renovation. The permanent collection is vast and spans the era of design and crafts from 1800 – 2010. It holds the design history from early industrialism until today. The collection is shown in epoch rooms, with settings mining the period, and displaying the collection across countries. PH lighting with a Mies van der Rohe chair, showcasing inspiration and co-operation.



The collection of East Asian design is partly displayed with Nordic design inspired by East Asia. This ongoing exchange of knowledge is shown in darker interiors which are significantly inspiring.



The interior of the building from 1913 interacts with the design displayed and the temporary exhibitions show the contemporary design scene with emphasis on activating the visitor. Manifesting how important design is in our daily life.