Art for everyone. Poul Gernes x Stilleben Print Collection: Kærlighed og Kirsebær

Art for everyone. Poul Gernes x Stilleben Print Collection: Kærlighed og Kirsebær

Art for everyone. Poul Gernes x Stilleben Print Collection: Kærlighed og Kirsebær

"... The colourlessness of our society is incomprehensible, not least in view of the fact that much of what we still - and quite arbitrarily so - treasure the most is brightly coloured, such as the flowers, the butterflies, the sunset..." 

Poul Gernes, 1989

Aase and Poul Gernes. Photo: Asger Sessingøe

Photo: Poul and Aase Gernes. Copyright Asger Sessingøe, with permission from the Gernes Foundation

Kærlighed og Kirsebær

The Sakura tree and bold cherries were originally created as a site specific art installation at Vesthimmerlands Gymnasium. True to Gernes’ democratic views of art, several teachers and students took part in the creation of the ceramic frieze of cherries running along the walls of the communal hall. 

Kærlighed og Kirsebær - Poul Gernes x Stilleben Print Collection

Poul Gernes x Stilleben Print Collection

The two new prints in our Print Collection are the result of a unique collaboration between the Gernes Foundation and Stilleben, continuing Gernes' lifelong project of bringing colours and art into everyday life.

In Gernes' own words: 

"Why shouldn't our surroundings be as beautiful as possible?"

Poul Gernes, u.å.

Humanism and aesthetics

Danish artist Poul Gernes (1925-96) is known for his ornamental, colourful works and a deeply humanistic approach to art. Along with his wife and partner, Aase Gernes and his team, Gernes created more than 100 works in and around public buildings.

As Bibi Henriksen Saugman of the Gernes Foundation explains: "Gernes had a vision of art living among us regular people - outside museum walls. Spreading sakura trees and cherries in collaboration with Stilleben is aligned with Gernes' own thoughts and ideas.

This project envelopes Stilleben's strong placement in ceramics with details of Gernes' artistic practises and ceramic frieze in Vesthimmerlands Gymnasium."


Gernes x Stilleben Print Collection

Art for everyone 

Throughout his life Gernes worked towards making art accessible to everyone. To him, it should not carry a hidden message or be dependent on interpretation. Rather it communicates directly with the viewer with no need of explanation.

Gernes' work is a way of implementing art into people's everyday lives and surroundings. 

See the Print Collection here

Stilleben has teamed up with Rue De Tokyo to launch a new project based on a unique selection of bedlinen and unisex sleepwear in a limited edition. 

New life to dead stock fabrics

Going through the archives of beautiful and high-quality Rue De Tokyo textiles, we decided to give them new life by creating a limited series for the bedroom from these various premium materials. Resulting in a unique selection of beddings and sleepwear in various patterns, structures and mellow tones.

David, creative director at Rue De Tokyo, tells: 

»Looking back at some of the textile stock we have at Rue De Tokyo, we wanted to give it new life. Material and texture have always been of great importance in my creative process and many times initiates my design. So, with these past high-quality fabrics at hand and the world’s resources in mind me and the STILLEBEN team decided to make a series of very limited products, that suited their assortment and was made from these so-called dead stock fabrics

Fashionable sleepwear for everyday use

Sleepwear as a casual outfit is a fashion trend that has been popular for years. It can be a fun and comfortable way to express your style and personality. There are many ways to style your sleepwear for different occasions and seasons. The styles has a classic and fashionable cut, and is made from crisp high-quality cotton for lasting use.

Limited stock – only in our Flagship Store

The Stilleben x Rue De Tokyo will be sold exclusively in our Flagship Store and comes in the models Harper pillowcase in 63x60 and Hagi duvet cover in 140x200, and unisex Skylar and Paxton.