Open House was founded in London in 1992 by BBC journalist Victoria Thornton. The ambition was to build bridges between architecture and people.
About the Vigeland Museum and the apartment
The Vigeland Museum was built in the 1920s by the City of Oslo as a studio, residence and future museum for the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Norway's great sculptor worked and lived here for the last 20 years of his life, until his death in 1943. The building was started in neoclassical style and this style characterizes the north wing. However, the building was not completed until 1931 and completed in a functionalist style. Architect Lorentz Ree received the Houen Foundation's award in 1926. The museum is today considered one of Norway's most beautiful with its exquisite colors and light from the skylights.
The interior of Ingerid and Gustav Vigeland's apartment was designed by Vigeland himself. The lamps, pillows, fabrics and tablecloths can be considered a "gesamtkunstwerk" inspired by the Art & Crafts movement.
Saturday September 19 and Sunday 20
At 13 (both days)
Guided tour of Vigeland's apartment
The number of places is very limited, depending on current covid19 rules.
Saturday 19.09 and Sunday 20.09:
The tours will be held in Norwegian.
We will return with more practical information on how we together will create a safe and nice day and how we deal with covid19 rules during tours in small groups.
Normally, a guided tours in the apartment have a maximum of 15 participants, but it is unfortunately not possible now. This means that the tours in the apartment will take very few persons and thus be exclusive. We ask for respect for this.
Open House Oslo was founded in 2014, and this is the sixth time Open House is held in Oslo.