Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

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Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

Swedish design studio Form Us With Love have completed the interior for an exhibition celebrating dapper gentlemen at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

Called Dissecting the Dandy, the space is filled with dismembered mannequins displayed in grey MDF boxes with wooden supports.

Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

The designers have suspended their Work Lamp (see our earlier story) from rows of connected metal frames at different heights to illuminate the pieces on display.

Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

The mannequins are dressed in typical 'dandy' attire - fashioned blazers, waistcoats, shirts, shoes and accessories.

Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

The Dandy exhibition is on show at Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, until May 2011.

Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

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Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

The following information is from the designers:


Dissecting the Dandy
Form Us With Love has designed the exhibition architecture for the exhibition "Dandy" at Nordiska Museet, Stockholm.

What is a dandy? What does he look like? Some say a dandy is a particular person. Others say a dandy is a way of life. The architecture of the exhibition dissect the dandy into pieces. "We wanted to expose the details that makes the Dandy" says John Löfgren, Jonas Pettersson and Petrus Palmér of Form Us With Love.

Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

The architecture consists of dismembered mannequins, fused with MDF boxes which then has been laqcuered in a slate grey, giving the illusion that a stonecutter has started working on sculptures, but only finished the parts essential for the exhibition pieces.

Dissecting the Dandy by Form Us With Love

The exhibition gives examples of how a contemporary Dandy could look. Tailor Frederik Andersen, fashion researcher Rickard Lindqvist, journalist Olaf Enckell, stylist Lalle Johnson, author Björn af Kleen, designer Göran Sundberg and shop owner Christian Qua- glia have all given their suggestions on the modern style dandy.

The exhibition is on display until May 1, 2011. Nordiska museet is situated on Djurgården.


See also:

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Maritiem Museum exhibition by Tjep. Drawing Fashion exhibition
by Carmody Groarke
Constructive by
Form Us With Love
  • http://individual.cl/ æon

    Those supports look like picnic tables and their legs has similar dimensions to the wood pieces of the flooring. They seem makeshift beside the rest of the exhibition.

    In an overall view the exhibition looks retro, something near to 1890.

  • Jlen

    Superb!

    I must say, I ruddy love it old boy, I really do. It highlights the products in a rather marvelous fashion, I simply don't think one could tire of looking at it old bean.

    Cucumber sandwich chap?

  • felix

    why does the torso in the jacket break the idea set up by the other mannequins that he's embedded in the grey volumes. You can see the top of his neck. Why on earth would they ruin the execution like that?

    Nice exhibition otherwise.

  • charlie

    designers are way too critical. this exhibit is fun and loose, and so i think we should ignore the minor so-called glitches that make these peices supposedly inonsistent. great idea, super fun design. love love love.