Cardboard Cloud installation
by Fantastic Norway



An exhibition featuring a giant pixelated cloud made of suspended cardboard boxes designed by architects Fantastic Norway has opened at the Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA) in Oslo, Norway.


The installation consists of over 3000 cardboard boxes and divides the large exhibition space into smaller areas.


Work by young Norwegian designers is exhibited both inside and outside the boxes.


The architects aimed to create an affordable and sustainable installation. The reused cardboard boxes will be recycled upon the exhibition's completion.


The exhibition continues at DogA, Oslo until 23 August. The following text is from Fantastic Norway:


“Cardboard Cloud // Description

The ”Cardboard Cloud” is an exhibition designed for the Centre for Design and Architecture (DogA) in Norway / Oslo. The exhibition aims to displays work done by Norwegian design students. Fantastic Norway Architects designed the architectural framework for the exhibition.


Being that the exhibition is set to present brand new design objects, we decided to base the architectural concept on the thrill of unpacking.


The installation consists of over 3000 hanging cardboard boxes resembling a large pixilated cloud, hovering over the exhibited material.


The construction creates a large variety of spaces, from cave like to lifted and open areas, inside the 350m2 exhibition hall.


The objects and design concepts are exhibited both inside and outside the boxes.


In an environmental perspective the ambition was to create an exhibition with focus on reuse and low material cost.


The cardboard boxes will be recycled at the end of the exhibition, which only leaves wires as leftovers.


Architectural team: Håkon Matre Aasarød, Erlend Blakstad Haffner, Andrew Jason Linn, Magnus Ohren, Tomos Osmond, Anne Busemann, Mathias Steinbru, Anette Flygansvær, Ingeborg Cappelen Lindheim, Are Fredrik Berg and Håvard Arnhoff.

Engineer: Ole Wroldsen

Curator: Benedicte Sunde, Janicke Sæther, Aslag Juell Kristensen, Oscar Quan Lainfiesta..

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Posted on Monday June 22nd 2009 at 3:23 pm by Brad Turner. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Cr

    WOW !

  • scruces

    Would like to see how WOW quickly a fire spreads – hope they were treated – glad it’s only temporary – cool nonetheless for a warehouse

  • Exchilex

    Looks like K.Malewicz’s sculptures called “architecton” from ’20.
    Looks good!

  • Awesome exhibition design!

  • booh

    I do like the rawness of the material, but it makes me wonder what the room would look like if they had been painted white. I think the sculptural qualities of the work are a bit overpowered by the box tape and stickers >>> BUT i think the most amazing part of the work is not the work itself, but the shadows that it creates within the space… You can’t design stuff to do that without seeing exhibitions like this first.

  • This is something I would love to see.

  • hi not bad at all. but what are the objects on the floor doing?

  • seagrut

    Nice work. Maybe the relation between the boxes and the room could have been thought through a bit more… Right now there is not much of a dialogue between the exhibition and the space itself.

  • Somo

    Rachel Whiteread – tate modern turbine hall – couple of years ago…

  • stephanie

    Yes, very whiteread looking, totally different concept, like WAY different concept. Whiteread had more an idea of keeping and storing memories in boxes while this project touches the more consumer and capitalist idea of packaging.

  • looks like my basement, cool though

  • Magnus

    objects on the floor are few and far between. for whiteread fans i say; imagine the floor very shiny.

  • Wow this is intense. I love it.

  • sondre

    Very nice design, but how about the products that should be the focus of the exhibition, is this not a design graduate show?

  • lada

    Really bad exhibition design.
    Interesting art installation.

  • Me gusto mucho la instalación, la sensación de vértigo que produce ver esta nube de cajas “flotando” en el aire, realmente interesante