The newly renovated Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum, exhibiting the history of Gustavsberg Percelain Factory, uses display cases from Goppion. Part of Sweden's National museum, the Gustavsberg Collection is a cornerstone to the museum's operations. The factory, which was founded in 1825, and ran for over 170 years, producing more than 45,000 objects. The gallery, housing approximately 2,000 of these objects, aims to tell the stories of created items, the stories of people who worked there, and the role the factory played in Swedish society.
The design of the exhibition presents the objects with use of color that groups the pieces of history according to theme, offering a variety of object designs, purposes and materiality. With each temporary exhibition, the museum hopes to take the person through the journey of creation, highlighting the different artists and designs, the craft and process behind the works, and showing off lesser-known works. The project is designed to connect to the work completed by Goppion in the National Museum of Stockholm in 2018.
Goppion has designed and created 22 small, vertical display cases, some of which are wall-mounted, others are free-standing. The design is characterized by a simplistic linear design, with the interiors of the cases making reference to the shades of the plaster in the different rooms.
Special attention to security of the cases was achieved with the use of special glass panels, and a passive system that uses silica gel to control the humidity. This system is situated in a special compartment within the case's base, allowing easy access for repairs and maintenance, without the need to open the actual display.
The wall cases employ an intelligent system for light control, using an app developed by Goppion, the LED lights are easily adjusted via Bluetooth control.
The installation of the display cases was a challenge, as there were many constraints due to the heritage status of the building. Consequently, all showcases had to be assembled inside the gallery. The completed suite of showcases is now home to some of the finest examples of Gustavberg's rich legacy of art and industry.