Anton Lorenz @ Vitra Design Museum
In celebration of the 100 yr. Bauhaus anniversary design work underway for a Vitra Design Museum Schaudepot exhibition on entrepreneur and designer Anton Lorenz who was early to recognise the potential of tubular steel furniture and involved in production, design, and establishment of patents and royalty agreements with designers such as Mart Stam and Marcel Breuer before generating a second career in the US developing products such as the eponymous reclining flip-up TV lounger marketed under a number of brands which could be found in just about every post-war home in North America (and still going strong) – photos show a view into the tubular steel collection of the VDM archive, an early reclining lounger under restoration, and a fantastic cabinet with slide-out moveable models presented in a court defence of his reclining chair mechanism patents. Opening February 22, 2019.
Novembergruppe @ the Berlinische Galerie
Visit the Berlinische Galerie where 8 new rooms with custom displays and colours have been created to show over 120 works by 69 artists and architects of the Novembergruppe, including works by Hannah Höch, George Grosz, László Moholy-Nagy, Theo van Doesburg, Kurt Schwitters, Max Taut, Otto Dix, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Rudolf Belling, and other less known and rarely seen installations such as these wooden sculptures by Ewald Matare originally presented in 1923 in a room of his own design – see a photo of that fantastic original installation in the exhibition. Until March 11th, 2019
Emeco House and Factory
Collaborating with Emeco Industries – fabricators of the eponymous all-aluminium Navy Chair developed in the 1940s with recent and current collaborations with architects and designers including Jasper Morrison, Ettore Sottsass, and Frank Gehry – on renovations to their factory building in Hanover, Pennsylvania, as well as the complete regeneration of an existing building in Venice, Los Angeles to create studio, showroom, exhibition, and garden spaces, combined with 2 apartments with interconnected living and dining areas for the short term stays of staff and guests. Under construction.
See an interview with Oli Stratford of Disegno on the ‘Sustainable Presentation’ stand designs for Emeco here.
Table in solid birch with linoleum surfaces designed and produced for a Berlin couple who needed a sturdy work desk and larger dining table but not necessarily at the same time. Further units can be added to the moveable desktop shelf to add more storage. Available from the studio.
Accessibility at the Berlinische Galerie
The studio has extended its design of the Berlinische Galerie’s Permanent Collection to include an accessible experience for the blind and partially sighted, with tactile navigation, touch displays, and an integrated audio application. On view now.
A private residence on the rugged Pacific Coast north of the City of Vancouver. In planning.
Hans J. Wegner at the Vitra Design Museum
A further collaboration with the Vitra Design Museum on ‘Hans J. Wegner – Designing Danish Modern’ presented earlier this year at the Schaudepot on the Vitra Campus.
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