Jaume Plensa creates epic marble sculpture

By on December 18, 2016
The new art hotel At Six on Brunkebergstorg will house an art collection with selected and customized, works from some of today‘s top names, both international and Swedish. On the parade ground; in the middle of the dominant lobby staircase – a unique work of Catalan artist Jaume Plensa. “Mar Asia”, a 2.5 meter high head of Spanish marble from Almeria to be dismantled for the winter to be ready for the hotel opening March 23, 2017.
 
The hotel owner Petter Stordalens ambition to selected hotels in focus “redefine the concept of hotel art” gets fully outlet on At Six. Here have art curator Sune Nordgren since the project worked closely with the award-winning British interior architects Universal Design Studio to create a new kind of art experience in perfect symbiosis with the contemporary design. For the grand staircase of white granite that meets visitors at the main entrance has Sune Nordgren long had plans for a signature works. Finally, the choice fell on the Catalan artist Jaume Plensa, born in 1955, resides in Barcelona. The multi-award winning artist making exhibitions around the world and one of his most famous works are permanently‘s Crown Fountain in Millennium Park in Chicago.
 
Jaume Plensas works are always beautiful, but also thoughtful at the same time, says Sune Nordgren. For the entrance on At Six has Jaume Plensa been commissioned to carve a sculpture by Spanish marble, an impressive woman’s head that no one will be able to go by untouched. It is an unforgettable signal for hotel and an inspiring addition to Stockholm’s public art.

An important part of Jaume Plensas practice is his public works. He wants his art to be experienced immediately by many. He has created works for public parks and buildings in New York, Chicago, London, to his hometown of Barcelona and many other places around the world. In Sweden are his sculptures on including Queen Square in Gothenburg and luxurious ski resort Copperhill in Åre.

 
“Mar Asia” will be the first to meet our guests inside At Six – a stunning visual experience, says Jennie Hahmann Håkanson, CEO. We are incredibly proud that a work of art of this caliber is created uniquely for us and for this particular location.
 
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