The Berlin based architecture and design practice coordination berlin realised the Monopol Lounge including all applied furniture for the Art Forum Berlin in 2007.
“The Monopol Lounge was located on a gallery of 140 sqm in area in exhibition hall 18, constructed in the early thirties. The Lounge overlooked the goings in the over 100 galleries of contemporary art below. In cooperation with the Monopol Magazine and the Hotel Brandenburger Hof, Coordination designed and planned the complete public appearance and coordinated the implementation thereof.”
“Our claim to the design was to develop a unique formal language for this project, which would feature a consistent quality and recognition factor in its entirety as well as in detail: Like with the stool, we have deliberately attempted throughout the whole environment to unite worlds which seem not combinable at first. The visual and atmospheric bracket is formed by a 22m back-lit curtain wall with a new edition of Berlin artist Jonathan Meese, which surrounds the space and grants the visitor a welcome break from the fair’s hustle and bustle.
On the tables, one finds tableware and table accessories by KPM which were assorted specifically for the Lounge.”
Design team: Tilman Thürmer, Flip Sellin, Katrin Weiß
Client: Juno Kunstverlag