We begin the story of Sigurd Lewerentz´s career at the end. For the last five years of his life, he worked in a small studio space in Lund that was known as the Black Box.
Room 1The Last Studio
Room 2Landscapes of CommemorationLandscapes of Commem- oration
The design of two cemeteries defined Sigurd Lewerentz’s career: the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm and the Eastern Cemetery in Malmö.
Room 2Landscapes of Commemoration
Room 3The early yearsThe early years
Sigurd Lewerentz’s childhood and early life provided the foundation for the fascinations and obsessions that would drive his work throughout his life.
Room 3The early years
Room 4Architect of the Modern Metropolis Architect of the Modern Metropolis
In 1930, Stockholm was a city of just over 500,000 people, far away in the north of Europe. But its artists and architects travelled.
Room 4Architect of the Modern Metropolis
Room 5The Idesta YearsThe Idesta Years
Manufacturing and industrial design became an ever larger focus for Lewerentz in the 1930s and 1940s. Idesta was the brand and business that enabled him to design and manufacture metal products and components for his own projects and for others.
Room 5The Idesta Years
Room 6Late MasterpiecesLate Master- pieces
Designed between 1956 and 1966, the churches of St Mark’s, Björkhagen and St Peter’s, Klippan are two of the most extraordinary works of modern architecture anywhere in the world.