Community of the People / AMBASSADEN, 2023 | mosaic commission for 1959 Eero Saarinen-designed former US Embassy, Oslo

Diena Georgetti has created a mosaic, Community of the People / AMBASSADEN (2023), for the 1959 Eero Saarinen-designed former US Embassy in Oslo. The artwork was commissioned by Fredensborg, Norway, for the new ground floor champagne bar and restaurant of the the striking heritage building. The Amassaden was acquired by Fredensborg for its headquarters and has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment by project architects Lundhagem and Atelier Oslo with interiors by Paulsen & Nilsen. The Georgetti commssion was the suggestion of Paulsen & Nilsen.The building is located in central Oslo adjacent to the Royal Palace.

Georgetti's 28sqm mosaic is wall-based and develops over four distinct visual chapters, meeting and wrapping around the acute apex of Saarinen’s triangular building design and its original Carrara marble wall corner. Community of the People / AMBASSADEN can be viewed from different angles within the Frances restaurant, champagne bar and adjacent café which are now open and accessible to the public. Community of the People / AMBASSADEN is visible from the street.

Georgetti’s mosaic was fabricated in Italy by world-leading mosaic artisans Travisanutto and is made entirely of hand-cut, hand-poured glass.

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Artist: Diena Georgetti
Commissioner: Fredensborg, NO
Interior Architects: Paulsen & Nilsen, NO
Project architects: Lundhagem and Atelier Oslo, NO
Mosaic workshop: Travisanutto Mosaics, IT
Project management: The Commercial, AU
Site address: Henrik Ibsens gate 48, 0255 Oslo, Norway

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