“Magpie’s Nest”

Bergen, Norway

Project Scope
Full Contract
Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum
Completed 2009
Project Team
K.Jarmund, O.Helle, G.Ferguson, I.Løvstad
M.Skrede, D.Fosse

As the fairytales say, the magpie steals silver! The idea behind the project is to create an abstract Magpie’s Nest in order to display Norway’s most important silver collection. The objects on display share similar characteristics in that they are small, they should be studied close up, and should be visible from multiple angles.

The nest makes this possible; its spatial composition of horizontal display cabinets allow the objects to be studied sideways, from above and from below. As well, an opening in the nest’s construction allows the exhibition to be seen from the inside. Visually the nest is a combination of stacked glass components with interwoven solid branches, giving it a nuanced but gentle play, reflecting light whilst creating a neutral backdrop for the exhibited objects.

The exhibition was officially opened by HRH Queen Sonja in May 2009.

Kristin Jarmund