riksbyggen’s critically-acclaimed egg-shaped sauna, solar egg, by artists bigert and bergström, has been invited to be part of the swedish design moves paris initiative. for three weeks, starting on the 25th of november, parisians will get the chance to experience both swedish design and sauna traditions. the purpose of the initiative, made in cooperation with the swedish institute of paris, is to draw attention to swedish design, architecture and fashion in france.

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from the 15th of november to the 10th of december, the solar egg will be placed in the courtyard of the swedish institute in central paris. ‘we are incredibly proud here at riksbyggen to represent swedish architecture and design,’ explain the artist duo bigert & bergström. ‘the exhibition will discuss the future of urban planning and highlight kiruna as an exciting example of social sustainability. visitors will be able to see and experience our long-term commitment to the renewal of the city, in the symbol of the solar egg.’



visit sweden wants to attract design, architecture and fashion interested visitors to the country by hosting activities this fall. solar egg is one of the biggest installations to land in paris, part of their wide-ranging program. the solar egg was recently recognised with a red dot and german design award as well as being nominated in the london international awards and the swedish design prize.

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