Hallwyl Museum: The Smoking Room

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Located in Stockholm Sweden and once the home of Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl. On festive occasions the gentlemen sat here after dinner, smoking cigars and talking. On regular days, however, this was the family sitting room, where they gathered to drink coffee and play board games in the evenings. The smoking room is inspired by the Orient. It was common in the late 19th century to decorate with oriental features and the room is typical for the ideals of the time. The style is associated with colonialism and militarism and was therefore considered to be appropriate for a room for gentlemen. The walls are clad in silk which was meant to give the room a feeling of an officer’s tent. The images for this project were captured using an array of four Panasonic Lumix GX8 cameras.


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