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February 22nd−August 18th, 2024

Nationalmuseum Sweden’s museum of Art and Design

The exhibition “DESIGN = MEMORY” of Akira Minagawa & minä perhonen will be held in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden.

“Design creates emotion. Emotions become memories. From memories come ideas, ideas return to design – I believe that design and memory are in a single cycle, and that each is the same energy in a different state.“ This is how Akira Minagawa describes the core idea, the circular flow, related to the forthcoming exhibition DESIGN = MEMORY.

minä perhonen started in 1995 and its creative activities have expanded from fashion to home décor, tableware, and eventually, to all aspects of daily life. minä perhonen has a long track record of international design collaborations with companies such as Artek, Kvadrat and Iittala as examples, and in Sweden with Klippan.

The exhibition will explores Akira Minagawa’s and minä perhonen’s design philosophy from the first ideas to the final products and even beyond: the experiences and memories of the users of the garments and design objects play an important role. Akira Minagawa likes to discuss together with his team how design can – and should – increase happiness in our daily lives. Good designs also ages with grace.

minä perhonen textiles and its original artworks, clothes, design objects, as well as Akira Minagawa’s artworks are all in a circular dialogue showcasing the creative process. The exhibition also reminds how the Nordic countries and Nordic design have always played a key role for Akira Minagawa. Even a wall painting will be created in the exhibition space and the latest example is collaboration works with Swedish designer Ingegerd Råman are presented for the first time to the audience.

Exhibition title: “DESIGN = MEMORY”
Akira Minagawa & minä perhonen

Date: from 22nd February to 18th August 2024
Venue: Nationalmuseum
Address: Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2 Stockholm, Sweden

Opening hours, until 23rd June
Mon. Closed
Tue.Wed.Fri.Sat.Sun. 11:00〜17:00
Thu. 11:00〜20:00

Opening hours, June 25th – August 18th
Mon. Closed
Tue.Wed.Thu.Fri.Sat.Sun. 11:00〜18:00

Ticket price: 160 SEK