Beata Heuman invited to design new museum shop at Carl Eldh’s Studio Museum

The renowned, Swedish and London-based interior designer Beata Heuman has been invited to renew the museum’s entrance, shop, wardrobe and guest WC. The careful restoration and the new interior of the ancillary spaces of the premises are expected to be completed when the museum opens for the season in April 2024.

“Carl Eldh’s Studio Museum has a special atmosphere. The building feels imbued with history: in the fabric of its humble materials that realise Östberg’s architectural vision, Eldh’s decades of creative work undertaken there and his daughter Brita’s joyful and entrepreneurial spirit which seems to permeate its walls. The museum offers us a glimpse into another time, spanning across generations. 
Interiors are usually transient, but those that are preserved hold great value and reveal so much about the individuals who lived there. Walking through certain rooms is like reading someone’s diary, which as a self-confessed snoop I find irresistible. We have to be grateful to Brita for having the foresight to preserve the Ateljémuseum and its contents for us to experience today.
With our work I hope to add depth to the few ancillary spaces that sit alongside the studio museum, whose interiors have not yet been sympathetically considered in the context of the whole. My ambition is that in so doing the original rooms will be enhanced and shine even brighter. I’m honoured to play a small part in the history of the museum” says Beata Heuman.

“Beata Heuman has a fantastic ability to create interesting and inviting environments with small means and surprising color combinations and patterns. Beata has taken on the assignment with great personal commitment and understanding of both the history of the building and the museum’s needs today. We look forward to opening the museum after a spring of careful restoration and at the same time presenting Beata’s design,” says Sara Bourke, museum director.

Carl Eldh’s studio in Bellevue Park was built in 1919 according to drawings by architect Ragnar Östberg. Thanks to daughter Brita Eldh, the property was converted into a museum in 1963 with the inventories and collection intact. In 2010, the property became a listed building.