Follow on a time trip at the Antique Fair

By on February 13, 2018

This year’s antique fair will take place on 15-18 February at the Stockholm Fair, and is a journey through decades and era. Enjoy a lunch inspired by Baroque and Rococo and discover a textile showcase with fabrics from the 40s to the 70s. Take guided tours around antiques and art, mingle with antique industry profiles during a gala night and have a glass of champagne in the Antikexpressen café.

Historic lunch

For the third year, the estimated Historical Lunch is organized during the Antique Fair, Saturday 17 February. As a guest are you served a three-course menu that spans thematically over three centuries, from the 1600 century to the 1800 century. The menu is based on old recipes, but adapted to today’s conditions. As usual, it is the antique Pontus Silfverstolpe who, along with the connoisseur Håkan Larsson, is in charge.

– The idea of historic lunch is to get an experience that late will be forgotten! Food, drink and meal tradition is a grateful and interesting subject that has always addressed us all; not least today when we are incredibly aware of what we eat, says Pontus.

– I can promise that you will get some good laugh! Historical lunch is a kind of “all-art work” that takes place once a year, so I really think you should take the chance, says Håkan.

Textile trace

This year’s theme for the Antique Fair is suitable enough “Time Trip” – for a visit to the fair is certainly a journey among the design and objects of the bygone era. To illustrate this extra clearly, Margareta Backström Öberg and Eva Karlsson will arrange the exhibition “Textile Tracks” that span four decades, from the 40’s to the 70’s. Every decade has its own room where there will also be on-site supernumeraries.

– Not only do they wear time-consuming clothes, they also know what they are talking about. In the 50’s, for example, we have textile artist Miriam Parkman in place, says Margareta.

– In the exhibition you can follow developments from the distress years of the 40’s, when you had to reuse everything, and the decades to come when we gradually got it better, says Eva.

Guided tours

Follow with Michaela Jolin, Authorized Guide and Art Writer, on guided tours of art at the Antique Fair. Michael’s guides take place twice a day.

If you want some extra guidance at the fair, then join Sofia Silfverstolpe’s guided tours of the antique dealers in SKAF, the Swedish Art and Antique Dealers Association.

Sofia, Secretary General of the SKAF, will lead you to some of the country’s premier art, design and antique dealers. The display will take place twice a day Thursday-Saturday. All guided tours are included in the admission ticket to the Ancient Fair.

The Collector’s Awards

For the ninth year in a row, The Collector’s Awards are organized at the Antique Fair, in collaboration with The Collector’s Hotels and Gods & Farms. This glittering antique evening is a gala cocktail with awards ceremony where seven prizes are awarded to individuals and businesses in the antique industry. The evening offers great awards, mingles, bubbles, canapés and music entertainment. Everyone is welcome to buy a ticket for the gala which is on Thursday February 15 at 19-21.

Other activities and sights at the Antique Fair include the “Five times Royal” flower show, the Building Conservation scene with lectures, the Collector’s Café with Rörstrand Exhibition, the Nautiska Pub with beautiful wooden boats and the Antikexpressen café, inspired by the Orientexpressen.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Älvsjö