New Danish exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of Sweden’s most significant furniture and interior designers, Åke Axelsson. The designer’s complete home and studio has been recreated in the exhibition “Welcome home, Åke!”. The exhibition is on show until 28 February 2021 at Bygning A by A. Petersen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Since the 1960s, Åke Axelsson (b. 1932) has been one of Sweden’s most sought-after interior designers. In addition to his training as an interior designer, he is also a trained cabinetmaker, and in a career spanning more than six decades. Among Åke Axelsson’s interior design achievements are the Riksdag Library (Stockholm), the library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Stockholm), the art gallery Malmö Konsthall (Malmö), The Naval Museum (Karlskrona), Värmlands Museum (Karlstad), the art museum Sven-Harrys konstmuseum (Stockholm), The Royal Armoury (Stockholm), King Carl Gustaf’s Jubilee Room at the Royal Palace (Stockholm), Vreta Church (Linköping), Fredrik Church (Karlskrona) and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead, UK).
The exhibition is on show until 28 February 2021 at Bygning A by A. Petersen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photo: Bastian Birk Thuesen