Stockholm design Week - Ariake & The Fenix Palace
We had the honor to attend Ariake’s exhibition during Stockholm Design Week recently and it did not disappoint. During Stockholm Design Week 2019, Ariake and My Residence welcomed visitors to The Fenix Palace, an exhibition set in a former entertainment palace in central Stockholm.
Mixing contemporary Japanese handcraft, handpicked artisans and producers and a Swedish interior dating back to 1912, The Fenix Palace was a celebration of great collaborations in an unusual setting.
The building where the exhibition was held is the work of architect Hjalmar Westerlund and originally housed a number of well-known restaurants, a dance hall, a theatre and a bowling alley. Since 1940 it has been owned by the City church, and its premises are rarely open to the public. The special installation was titled “The Fenix Palace” and was curated by My Residence - an annual publication that covers Scandinavian design and interiors. The exhibition highlighted the latest from the Ariake Collection as well as Origin Made which is an accessory line produced in Portugal featuring international designers that handcraft their wares, Turn Handles, Nedre Fosses Collection, Faina Collection and Wastberg Lighting - all styled by the talented Interior Stylist Annaleena Leino.
Ariake was founded in 2016 by Legnatec and Hirata Chair, two factories from the furniture town of Morodomi in Saga prefecture, Japan. Named after the Ariake Sea in Southern Japan, Ariake means “morning moon”, or daybreak in Japanese, and symbolizes a new chapter for the two factories as they embark on a new journey.
The Ariake collection includes new pieces by Norm Architects, Keiji Ashizawa, Staffan Holm and Anderssen & Voll, with creative direction by Gabriel Tan and branding / art direction by Anner Perrin.