Stockholm Design Week 2013 was host to a number of events including Örnsbergsauktionen 2013, an auction of independent design and craft.
Örnsbergsauktionen is an artist operated auction for studio produced design and craft in Örnsberg, Stockholm. “Today, it is more important than ever to find new spaces for conversation, different forms of distribution; and to recast the ways in which craft and design are disseminated.” say the auction’s organizers.
Inspired by artist Damian Hirst, who auctioned off an entire show in 2008 through Sotherby’s (and exceeded earlier sales records), the Örnsberg Auction proposed the auction as the platform for their communication and contemporary form and design.
“Using integrity and consistency as criteria of selection, the Örnsberg Auction has assembled a wide set of articulations from different generations and various places. It is an interesting proposition.” – Christina Zetterlund, Professor in Craft History and Theory, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design.