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Solar Egg – a sauna from Riksbyggen

SOLAR EGG sauna is created by the artist duo Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen.The golden egg sauna is heated by a heart-shaped wood-fired burner and can accommodate up to eight persons. During 2017, SOLAR EGG circulated between the magnificent arctic environments around Kiruna and is currently in Paris.

Riksbyggen’s new residential projects in Kiruna are to inaugurate the city’s already world famous transformation. This is celebrated with an art project that takes the sun as catalyst for creativity, care, hope and togetherness. 

Riksbyggen’s residential apartments at Luossabacken will be one of the first construction projects of Kiruna’s city transformation and will have views of the Arctic fells. A housing cooperative owned by its members, Riksbyggen wants to give Kiruna a unique natural and cultural experience that reflects the city’s location and puts people at the forefront. 

Solar Egg captures Kiruna’s fantastic spirit and it's sauna traditions. 

About the artistic duo

Bigert & Bergström have a longstanding fascination with humanity’s relationship to climate, nature, energy and technology. They gained international prominence with their climate chamber designed for World Expo in Lisbon in 1998. In 2015, Bigert & Bergström covered the peak of Sweden’s highest mountain, Kebnekaise, with an insulating coat to examine whether geo-engineering could help to slow glacial melting. SOLAR EGG shifts that focus to practical use.

Exhibition in Paris

SOLAR EGG is in Paris, France, for the exhibition Swedish Design Moves Paris between 15 November to 10 December. Riksbyggen's SOLAR EGG is proudly representing Swedish design in the gardens of Svenska Institutet (the Swedish Institute) in central Paris. 

The sauna experience in Paris

For more information about SOLAR EGG and how to have a special sauna experience in Paris, please visit the Swedish Institute's website.

Riksbyggen in Kiruna

Riksbyggen is developing 250 new apartments in the Kiruna region within the next 10 years. The first 47 new condominiums are located right at the ski slopes of Loussavaara with an amazing view over the mountains and the arctic environment.

For more information visit the website of Brf Fjällvyn.