Carpets and furniture fabrics in the Concert Hall’s public spaces have been composed by Inga Wedel (1901-1996). She was a very skilled Swedish textile artist who left her mark in several Swedish buildings as well as in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York and the ship M / S Stockholm. The artist Nils Wedel, whose painting Musicians hangs just inside the house’s entrance doors, is her brother.
Inga Wedel studied at the Handicraft Association’s school in Gothenburg 1916-1920 and then worked for Märta Måås-Fjetterström, followed by further studies at Handarbetets friends in Stockholm in 1924. From the mid-1920s until 1930 she made several study trips to England, Germany , Italy, Belgium and France. She was awarded the Swedish Handicraft Association’s scholarships in 1924 and 1929.
She was artistic director of Bohusslöjd 1937-1942 and exhibited at Röhsska konstslöjdmuseet 1929 together with Karna Asker (later married Asker-Ericson) and Betty Asker (later married Kylberg), as well as 1930 together with Louise Adelborg. Together with Alice and Nils Wedel, she exhibited at Malmö City Hall in 1937.
For the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, she made a number of rugs in 1932, as well as for the Scandinavian Bank’s boardroom in Gothenburg. She also designed textiles for the Vattenfall Board in Stockholm. During the construction of M / S Stockholm in 1935, she was involved as a textile consultant and had to carry out a number of carpets for the ship. In several churches in western Sweden, there are also a number of rugs, antependia and mass hooks that she made in collaboration with Selma Nikolina Johansson.
Art with music in focus
Many of the works of art in Gothenburg Concert Hall are connected to music or have a relationship with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Here you will find everything from portraits of composers such as Grieg and Sibelius to Sweden's largest weave with patterns by Sven X-et Erixson.
Experience the concert magic
Gothenburg Concert Hall has enchanted music lovers since 1935! It is one of life’s great pleasures to come here, relax and take in the atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings, before being moved, exalted and overwhelmed by the evening’s music.