Detail from Vigeland´s desk. (Photo: Øyvind Andersen / Vigeland Museum)

Vigeland´s artist home

In 1924, Gustav Vigeland and his wife Ingerid moved to their new home at Frogner. The apartment on the ground floor of the studio is almost 300 square meters and has two living rooms, dining room, bedroom, library and kitchen. The rooms are harmonious and carefully thought out, and preserved with the original interior from the 1920s.

Before moving in, Vigeland showed little interest in interior design. But, at Frogner, he engaged to give the apartment a personal touch. Over the course of a few years, he made about fifty pastels for the apartment's many walls and for the living rooms he designed patterns for carpets, pillows, tablecloths, candlesticks and lamps.