Impressions

Interiör från Forsviks gjuteri år 1910.

An exhibition about cast iron and people at work. Impressions is a journey to the heyday of Forsviks bruk. In this exhibition we enter a foundry built in 1909, a time when cast iron products were all the rage and local life revolved around the industries at Forsviks bruk.

An exhibition about cast iron and people at work. Impressions is a journey to the heyday of Forsviks bruk. In this exhibition we walk into a foundry built in 1909, a time when cast iron products were all the rage and local life revolved around the industries at Forsviks bruk.

During the mid-1800’s, urbanization and technological development created new problems that needed to be solved. When cities grew, demand for pipes, lamp posts, pumps and other cast iron products increased. Gradually, foundries started to play a more important role in Swedish economy. 
The foundry in Forsvik was the heart of the operations here for more than 100 years.

Impressions tells stories about production processes and working conditions in a mid-sized 20th century Swedish foundry.