HOME STORIES: 100 YEARS, 20 VISIONARY INTERIORS
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM
Weil am Rhein, Alemanha
8 fevereiro – 23 agosto, 2020
The Vitra Design Museum, in the German city of Weil am Rhein, presented the exhibition Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors. The exhibition discusses the house, the private interiors and its evolution over 100 years of Western architectural history. To do so, it resorted to 20 iconic interior architecture projects.
The exhibition set out to debate the parameters that guided interior design and, as a result, led to routines and ways of organizing domestic life for over 100 years. Names such as Adolf Loos, Lina Bo Bardi, Andy Warhol and Elsie de Wolfe figure among the architects, artists and interior designers whose projects composed a narrative. In this exhibition, 20 case studies were taken as representative of major changes in interior design paradigms, taking the 1920s as a starting point.
For this exhibition, Instituto Bardi / Casa de Vidro lent works from its collection that refer to the interiors of the Casa de Vidro, a project for which Lina Bo Bardi is represented. The objects, from the popular art collection, express the dialogue that the architect created and experienced in her own home between the Brazilian vernacular and the modern European paradigm of her Italian education. The architecture of the Glass House was presented through historical and current photographs, as well as a model of the work. The material on display attests to the relationship between the interior of the House and its surroundings, so that the fauna and flora that one involved becomes part of their private area. The Glass House was thus presented with an iconic work from the 1950s, in which several architectural projects develop an intentional interaction between interior and exterior.
Fotos: © Ludger Paffrath