Formless Furniture

11.11.2009 - 14.02.2010
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm,
Wen 10am-8pm
Galerie, Ausstellungsstr. 60

In the mid-1960s designers defied conventions in the field of interiors with formless furniture. Inspired by art they experimented with material in order to find alternatives to furniture existing at the time. Their furniture between design and sculpture stood for a new social consciousness and can be seen as a contravention of “Good Design” (Gute Form). The exhibition shows the validity of the maxim “form follows material” which redefined the relationship between form and material. Until today designers have playfully opposed tradition and the marketing of conformist lifestyles. "Formless Furniture" shows seating objects by Gunnar A. Andersen and Gaetano Pesce to Ron Arad with current design approaches of Jerszy Seymour and Big Game. Computer-generated "Blobjects" by Karim Rashid round off this overview of experimental design from the last 40 years.
An exhibition from MAK, Vienna

Publication

Formlose Möbel/Formless Furniture, Peter Noever (Ed.), G/E, MAK Wien/Hatje Cantz

 

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