Back in May, Swedish duo Bigert & Bergström unveiled Solar Egg, a unique art installation and working sauna for the residents and visitors of Kiruna in Sweden. This November, the egg will travel to Paris to the grounds of the Swedish Institute for a limited run of three weekends.
Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström devised the ingenious interactive sculpture in the form of an egg-shaped working sauna as part of Riksbyggen’s regeneration of Sweden’s northernmost town, Kiruna.
Now Parisians and tourists alike will be able to sample this unique sauna experience when it travels to the Swedish Institute in the Marais this winter, as part of the Swedish Design Moves initiative that promotes Swedish design, architecture and fashion internationally.
Solar Egg’s residency at the institute’s beautiful home of Hôtel de Marle forms part of the relaunch programme after the historic mansion’s major renovations.
So what can you expect from Solar Egg? Well, the reflective sculpture is made from sheets of golden stainless steel, which houses a gorgeous wood-clad sauna that is heated by a heart-shaped wood-burner. Up to eight people will be able to book this thoroughly enjoyable and convivial recreational excursion.
As Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström said: ‘Saunas are sacrosanct places where you can discuss all manner of things – from the big to the small.’
Tickets will be released via the Swedish Institute one week before each event.