The significance and attraction of a design product is to a large extent dependent on the design of its surface. This explains the substantia amount of consideration and work devoted to a “finish” or “make up”. Products have a face with which they address their users—they want to be admired, understood or touched. In addition to their appearance, surfaces also have an effect on physical interaction. Such functional “coatings” are developed for industry and permeate many areas of everyday life as sportswear, car paint and eye-shadow. The wise use of this potential is a challenge for design. The exhibition “Make Up” celebrates the appeal of the surface and draws on all fields of design. It shows textures of design classics in the context of current coating techniques and tells an inspiring story of the surface of objects from our everyday world.
Make up, “Design Collection” 3, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (Ed.), G/E, avedition