Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, ‘Classics. Rein Mets’: exhibition design

Location: Lai 17, Tallinn, Estonia
Area: 205 sq.m.
Client: Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
Curator: Merike Alber
Direct commission: 2012
Project team: Margit Argus, Margit Aule
Graphic design: Kadri-Maria Mitt, Robi Jõeleht
Status: completed in 2012
Photos: Reio Avaste

JEWELLERY IN FLOATING BUBBLES

The exhibition was a cross-section of the works of the jewellery artist Rein Mets. The idea of displaying each item in a separate plexiglass bubble originated from the need to exhibit the jewellery in protective display cabinets. Since it was not possible to manufacture new display cabinets for an exhibition that would be open for two months, we used ready-made products: bubble-shaped plexiglass lamp globes. The reverse sides of Rein Mets’s jewellery have also been finished off to perfection and the transparency of the bubbles enabled to view the items from any direction. The piece of jewellery and the label were attached to a plexiglass holder in the bubble. The room was dim and the bubbles were arranged in floating and shadow-casting thematic clusters.

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