Thursday, January 7, 2010

Philadelphia Museum of Art Features Marcel Wanders' Designs

The Philadelphia Museum of Art gained additional space (the Perelman Building) with a new wing (Collab Gallery) specifically for their design collection and special design shows. The current show is "Marcel Wanders: Daydreams" running until June 13, 2010.

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders (right) created a multimedia installation of objects selected by the designer to represent pivotal points in his revolutionary career using video images, lighting, and sound to illuminate the development of his inventive body of designs over the past twenty years. The exhibit includes his "knotted" chair (left).

Films, detailing Wanders’s design process and philosophy in projects ranging from manufactured products, hotel interiors, and design art, make their public premiere in this retrospective installation. The soundscape that accompanies the films provides Wanders’ personal views on design.

Kathryn Hiesinger curated the exhibition which was made possible by Lisa S. Roberts and David W. Seltzer, and by Target, with additional support provided by Collab, a group that supports the Museum’s modern and contemporary design collection and programs. An in-kind contribution was provided by ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.)

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