At Onestar press show room, Paris
For her show at onestar press Annika Ström has created a new series of furniture pieces for the onestar press’s books.
“Bookshelf monument for Marie Bashkirtseff” white with mirror lamp and remote control for color shifting bulb.
“Bookshelf monument for Jafar Panahi” blue with “Dubrovnik” lamp with colour shifting bulb.
“Bookshelf monument for Olaf Palme” red with crystal lamp.
“Bookshelf monument for Jane Elliott” green with crystal lamp.
“Bookshelf monument for Günter Wallraff” black with colour shifting bulb.
Specially designed for the onestar press’s collection of books by artists and following projects by Hans Schabus in 2005, Lawrence Weiner’s in 2007, Haim Steinbach’s in 2008 and finally Tobias Rehberger in 2009 Annika Ström has designed a new series of furniture pieces.These new works are directly coming out of her fascination for the hallstand, a popular piece of furniture in the 1970’s, with hooks for coats and hats a receptacle for umbrellas and usually having a mirror , a small seat, a box, with a lid, for gloves and scarves, which also acted as a table, on the top of which one could place a telephone.This very complex, yet remarkably compact, piece of furniture used as a practical communication/ self decoration centre was placed in the hallway near where the telephone was installed.Designing bookshelves is not the first attempt by the artist in designing objects combining art and design.”Windowpillow- a Berlin habit, 1995?