words Johanna AgermanThe first project to greet us as we arrived in Stockholm for the furniture fair was Swedish designer Monica Förster's installation Ominous at Nordic Light Hotel.
Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds, it's an eerie installation of 1,500 black metal birds, barbed wire, phone poles and dramatic lighting. "I wanted to create a contrast against the sleek white environment of the hotel lobby and bring in a rawer and more emotional quality," explains Förster of the project.
The centerpiece of the installation is Förster's Wing light, which she launches for lighting design company Zero this week. In this pendant light origami-like metal birds balance on their beaks, floating around a bare bulb and creating a dramatic play of shadows.
image Monica Förster’s Ominous installation at Nordic Light Hotel