Form Us With Love designs interactive exhibitions for IKEA Museum in Sweden
Form Us With Love策划了Älmhult新宜家家居博物馆的展览，包含了一个巨大的大理石滚珠架构和公司最著名产品的一个彩虹色调的回顾展。
Form Us With Love has designed the exhibitions for the new IKEA museum in Älmhult, including a giant marble run and a rainbow-hued retrospective of the company's most famous products.
The Stockholm-based studio was brought on board by IKEA to create the exhibition spaces, having worked with them previously on a number of products.
The brief was mainly focused on three areas: the introductory hall, the democratic design gallery and the interactive ball run.
Form Us With Love的CEO Jonas Pettersson形容工作室的参与为“物质的配合”，他说他们更多的是用在材料和家具的结合。
“我们认为博物馆的第一个房间应该在不令人生畏的前提下展示出宜家是什么”，Form Us With Love工作室的创意总监John Löfgren说。
Form Us With Love CEO Jonas Pettersson described the studio's involvement as "tying things together", which he says they did mostly through materials and finishes.
"Comparing this to other curation work we have done, it was very special, as the content was so in-depth and massive," he said.
To begin with, the team worked on the introductory hall, where IKEA's flat-pack furniture is installed on two walls in a rainbow of colours.
"We felt that the first room of the museum should project what IKEA is all about, without feeling daunting." said Form Us With Love creative director John Löfgren.
为了说明这个过程，Form Us With Love工作室创造出一个装置艺术，在这里，参观者可以触摸和感受宜家产品不同的制作材料。
"It should be powerful and inspirational, a mix of well-known essential objects and elements of surprise."
Three floors above the Introductory Hall is the Democratic Design gallery, where the journey from the first brief to a final product is showcased.
To demonstrate this, Form Us With Love created an installation where visitors can touch and feel the various materials that IKEA products are made from.
On the top floor of the museum is the studio's interactive sculpture, a large pipe that vertically descends through the atrium, all the way to the ground floor.
The interactive ball room – inspired by the childhood game of marble runs – is intended to engage younger visitors in the same way that the kids' playrooms do at IKEA stores.
The museum is located on the site of the first IKEA store, which opened in 1958 and closed in 2012 when a second IKEA store opened in Älmhult.
The exterior of the building has been restored to its original form using drawings by architect Claes Knutson and features a line of V-shaped pillars across its facade.
The opening date of the museum was first announced during the company's Democratic Design Day earlier this year, held inside the same building.
During the conference, which aims to make the company more transparent by sharing some of its behind-the-scenes research and processes, IKEA also announced collaborations with Danish brand Hay and designer Tom Dixon.