For centuries, East Asian crafts have been an important source of inspiration in the Nordic countries, especially older objects from Japan and China. Inspiration East Asia demonstrates how Nordic and East Asian influences continue to blend in innovative design, as the Museum’s collection continues to inspire contemporary designers.
In the exhibition you will find the museum’s oldest object, a vessel from the Banshan tombs from 2500 BC, along with contemporary artists such as Emma von Brömssen, whose Dancing Crane pattern was based on East Asian patterns and techniques.
Inspiration East Asia also offers an audio experience called Museum Flow, where visitors can study objects more closely at three audio stations. The visitor can take a seat and listen to calm, peaceful descriptions of the patterns, materials, qualities and meanings of the displayed objects.