'lapse in time' exhibition at experimentadesign lisboa 09
'lapse in time' exhibition at experimentadesign lisboa 09 'lapse in time' exhibition at experimentadesign lisboa 09
aug 20, 2009

'lapse in time' exhibition at experimentadesign lisboa 09

‘JU87-G stuka’ by katharina wahl

‘lapse in time: design between elasticity and socio-cultural responsibility’, is one of the main exhibitions at experimentadesign lisboa. curated by hans maier-aichen, the exhibition introduces alternative concepts of design that reveal the ‘elastic mind’ of young creatives, their border-crossing practices and cross-disciplinary collaborations with anthropology, cognitive sciences, environmental challenges and fine arts.

‘eighteen international designers are represented, each communicating their own personal approach to design, renouncing the bauhaus tradition as a mere ‘form and function’ user manual. caught between the economical crisis and the undifferentiated blandness of everyday mass products, designers experiment within an emphatic revival of the arts and crafts spirit combined with new technologies, which they use for their private collections. the featured designers in the exhibition, distance themselves from the dogmatic standards and postmodern styling of recent decades, pursuing ‘open source’ experimentation within their own perceptions of transformation, aesthetics and function in contemporary life. the preconceived industrial norm – and its adamant denial – is the starting point for a change of paradigm.‘ H M-A

‘plié’ by eric klarenbeek

‘timeless objects’ by constantin and laurene leon boym

‘melted objects’ by pieke bergmans

‘bees’ by susana soares

‘after life project’ by auger-loizeau

‘target’ by fernando brizio

‘big relief’ by jennie peiz

‘great escape’ by yvonne fehling

‘stuhlhockerbank’ by yvonne fehling + jennie peiz

‘duct tape’ by jason miller

‘pump it up’ by nacho carbonell

‘puzzle perser’ by katrin sonnleitner

‘liquid production’ by martin azúa

‘breathing chair’ by tal gur

‘open source’ by jerszy seymour

‘the big drop’ by studio glithero

‘windowgarden’ by bless

‘drückebergerschrank 1’ by silver knueppel

‘drag vases’ by julien carretero

  • looks very interesting.
    lisbon, here i come!

    honktonk says:
  • Oh, it looks like a copy to the exhibition Nullpunkt –
    Nieuwe German Gestaltung at MARTa Herford Museum/Germany.
    It was curated by Max Borka in the beginning of 2009.
    It was brilliant! I hope Maier-Aichen will do his best.

    judith 08.21.09 says:

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