Posts tagged as 'Design exhibition'
Carl-Johan Boman / Schaumann, tuoli / chair 1962. Kuva / photo Rauno Träskelin © Design Museum Helsinki
Builders of the Future – Finnish Design 1945 – 1967 explores the fascinating recent history of Finland and its golden age of design. It continues Design Museum’s series of period exhibitions, of which the most recent one, in 2010, was on the theme of modernism. Builders of the Future presents the ways in which Finland rose from the economic hardships of the Second World War to become one of the world’s leading countries in design. It tells of how design and architecture influenced reconstruction, of the challenges of the period, and of the impact of design on national unity, society and economic progress.
Massproductions' 'Tio' chair along with objects which inspired the design; photo © Julia Hetta
During this year’s edition of Salone del Mobile fair, the young Swedish furniture brand Massproductions has presented its products in an exhibition setting where each of the designs was showcased along with an object, form or material which inspired it. Developed in collaboration with a sculptor and set designer Sahara Kleerup, ‘Odd Couples’ was on view between 17 – 22 April 2012 on Milan’s Via Varese 12 and the exhibition is now set to ‘tour the world’. (more…)
Ventura Lambrate exhibitions, as seen by Architonic
Join us on our photographic journey through the streets of this year’s edition of Ventura Lambrate which took place earlier last week during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. In the first installment of Architonic’s popular photo tours, we showcase the up-and-coming talents who presented their innovations and inspiring products and materials within the Lambrate area.
With nearly 100 images featuring the most interesting creations from Supercycles, NIGHTSHOP, Danish Crafts, Jolan van der Wiel, In Residence Design, Atelier Belge, Han Gallery, Den Herder Production House and Plus Design Gallery, you might even end up thinking you were there yourself. Enjoy!
to Architonic’s photo tour of Ventura Lambrate, Part 1
'Chairs without Legs' guest exhibition at the Bauhaus Archive Berlin; photo by Rainer Viertlböck
Originally developed in tubular steel by a Dutch architect and furniture designer Mart Stam in the 1920s, soon after its invention cantilever chair has found itself the centre of attention, inspiration and reinterpretation among some of the most prominent Bauhaus figures such as Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Later, in 1960s, Verner Panton has popularised the form by creating the now-iconic, curvilinear ‘Panton’ chair which, at the time, was the first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic. Since then, the ‘chair without legs’ has been revisited and refashioned innumerable amount of times by designers from across the globe. Now, to celebrate the history and undeniable adaptability of cantilever chair, Munich’s International Design Museum has organised a special guest exhibition which opened earlier last week (21 March) at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. (more…)
'Plywood: Material, Process, Form' - exhibition view; photo courtesy of MoMA
Cheap and widely accesible, plywood gained its popularity thanks to a number of renowned early-20th century as well as mid-century modernist designers who favoured what was once described by the American magazine Popular Science as ‘a layer cake of lumber and glue’. Now, to celebrate this versatile material, New York’s MoMA has gathered a number of examples from its collection of modern designs which have been developed in plywood. Titled ‘Plywood: Material, Process, Form’, the installation features a number of instantly-recognisable exhibits such as Alvar Aalto’s iconic Armchair 41 Paimio, pieces from Charles and Ray Eames’ Plywood Group, Sori Yanagi’s beautifully simple Butterfly Stool as well as designs by Eero Saarinen, Arne Jacobsen, Tapio Wirkkala, an architectural model for a prefabricated house devised by Marcel Breuer in 1943 and ‘experimental designs for plywood in the aeronautics industry.’ (more…)
Equinox sculptural wall by Joseph Walsh
Walsh’s design approach stems from this intimacy with wood, the techniques he developed and the combined potential to create structures and form. Today, this experience and fluency with techniques allow him to start at a more conceptual point and explore its many interpretations.
His solo exhibition in Dublin shows among other works his Equinox series, in which he seeks to emphasize the relationship between light, shadow, layering, erosion, patterns, change and passing of time.
Nendo solo exhibition at the Roppongi AXIS Building in Tokyo
25 products and 25 interiors carefully selected from the 230 projects nendo has created in its 10-year history will be shown in a solo exhibition at the Roppongi AXIS Building in Tokyo.
The exhibition, which occupies the AXIS Building’s two gallery spaces, outlines the concepts and processes for each design… (more…)
Dieter Rams, T 1000 World Radio, 1963; photo Koichi Okuwaki
During his much-esteemed, four-decades-long career at Braun, Dieter Rams created some of the most iconic, instantly-recognisable products while his famous ‘less but better’ philosophy laid the foundation and drew attention to subjects such as sustainability and design ethics. Now, to celebrate Rams’ profound contribution to contemporary design, SFMOMA presents an exhibition dedicated to work of the acclaimed German designer. (more…)