Dedicated to Swedish cultural history, the Nordiska Museet is one of the must-see venues for anyone heading to Stockholm to savour its many riches. Opened in 1873, it occupies an ornate cathedral-like building, replete with a soaring and vaulted banquet hall that makes it quite a sight to behold. It’s a fitting location for the current Nordic light exhibition that’s currently held there, presenting an evocative journey from darkness to electricity by way of a spectacular scenography by local design practice Note.
Drawing inspiration from the moon and sun – each is represented by a disc suspended at either end of the voluminous hall – both serve as focal points. The moon’s reflection in water at night is captured by zigzagging, 50-metre wall that augments in height from one meter in the front to six meters at the far end, where the setting morphs into an abstract ode to the region’s famous Northern Light.