A PIECE OF FURNITURE
Act 1 – a Piece of Furniture exhibition at Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin. 2021
The exhibition “Act 1”, launched at the outset of the pandemic, presents our research to the public and traces the community that has developed around the project. Ultimately, this exhibition has brought our so-far virtual platform to real life and introduced it to a wider audience – emphasizing the process of its development while delineating its future.
Lax Bar – Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Robert Schwarz and Lukas Stopczynski
Accompanied by an interview with the collective that traces the various instances of this project, the photographic documentation we present focuses on the furnishings of the replicas: from the DIY approach in Los Angeles where marble, glass and wood were translated into OSB, mosquito net fabric and cardboard, to the replica in tile and mirror in Vienna.
Immo-Schmidt | Erik Schmidt & Davide Zucco at Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin. 2021
We are revisiting Erik Schmidt and Davide Zucco’s exhibition at Carlier | Gebauer reflecting upon the general meaning of the home. We produced two videos to document the show and Schmidt’s apartment 22 years after he first shot the video Platz der Vereinten Nationen.
Riccardo Benassi – A Building (rocking on a swing without knowing what it’s hung from)
A Building is a reflection on the idea of the building and social architecture, the progressive ideals of parcelling out domestic spaces, and on living as an oscillation between private and community spaces, the “immobile and mobile”.
Article published on AD Italia on the September 2020 printed issue
We have recently written an article for the September printed issue of Architectural Digest (AD) Italia. This article serves as an introduction to our a Piece of Furniture research. We are happy to share the English translation here.
Boltenstern Bar, Vienna
Pia-Marie Remmers talks about the Boltenstern Bar, situated within the walls of Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna. Based on an interview with Christian Meyer, this article unravels the history of the premises and its special relationship with art and furniture.
Marco Bruzzone’s exhibition at SMU, Dallas. 2016
“Triple Carbs Society (The Built-in Kitchen of M. Duchamp)”
We are revisiting Marco Bruzzone’s exhibition at SMU in which he explores the idea of the kitchen space as the center of family life; an exploration of how life begins with every meal. To do so, Bruzzone re-enacted (with students from the University) M. Duchamp’s meals at a little italian restaurant during his time spent in New York. Bruzzone re-imagines Donald Judd’s Picnic table and simultaneously curates a show whitin the installation.
Friedemann Heckel on the notion of two
Heckel’s project and research applies “the notion of two” to the utilitarian aspect of furniture.
“The pieces are born from necessity. They are made for a simple yet potentially complex cause — sitting together, laying together, sitting even closer together.”