Fra museet / From the museum

When Vigeland moved to Frogner, he decided to make a personal "touch" when decorating his new apartement.

He was probably familiar with techniques in weaving from his mother back home, and this led to a thight teamwork with his wife Ingerid, who had worked with weaving since she was a litle girl. Most of the designs Vigeland made were made with the weaving square technique in mind, and with his great imagination he varied the geometrical forms. Formally, we can see resemblance between these patterns and Vigeland's decorative works in his wrought iron and granite details.

The many decorative objects for everyday use in wrought iron, made after Vigeland's sketches, were another important element in his apartement. Chandeliers made in Karl Bilgrei's forge were put up just before Christmas in 1924. During the following years he also made hanging lamps for the corner living room, bracket lamps for the front hall, different candleholders and a tableclock mounting.




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