Exhibitions

Milan Triennial X - Poster

The Milan Triennial X was the Triennial in Milan sanctioned by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE)on 5 November 1953. Its theme was Prefabrication – Industrial Design. It was held at the Palazzo dell’Arte and ran from 28 August 1954 to 22 November 1954.Read More →

Formes Utiles Poster featured image

In 1949, Formes Utiles became an independent association of UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes) through the influence of RenĆ© Herbst and Charlotte Perriand and its first exhibition held at MusĆ©e des Arts DĆ©coratifs, Paris. Its theoretician was architect AndrĆ© Hermant.Read More →

Chicago Century of Progress

An exhibition summary noted that the nation, “then still mired in the malaise of the Great Depression, could glimpse a happier not-too-distant future, all driven by innovation in science and technology.” Fair visitors saw the new wonders in rail travel, cars, architecture, and robots that smoke cigarettes. The Fair “emphasised technology and progress, a utopia, or perfect world, founded on democracy and manufacturing.”Read More →

Ideal Home Exhibition 1908

The Daily Mail newspaper sponsored the Ideal Home Exhibition (from 1908). These shows provide an insight into popular taste and aspiration across all facets of domestic design and organisation in Britain.Read More →

International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life

From 25 May to 25 November 1937, the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Art and Technology Exhibition in Modern Life) was held in Paris, France. Both the Palais de Chaillot, which houses the MusĆ©e de l’Homme and the Palais de Tokyo, which houses the MusĆ©e d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, were built for this exhibition, which was officially approved by the Bureau International des Expositions.Read More →

Gothenburg 1923 Exhibition Reconstruction

The Gothenburg Tercentennial Jubilee Exhibition (Swedish JubileumsutstƤllningen I Gƶteborg) was a world fair held in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1923, marking the 300th anniversary of the city’s establishment. The fair, which opened on 8 May, lasted until 30 September.Read More →

Jasper Morrison Cork Furniture

Morrison produced quirky, satiric, understated furniture. His 1986 South Kensington flat was widely published in design magazines. He designed 1988Ā Door handles I and II, and a 1989 range of aluminium handles produced by FSB in Germany.Ā Read More →

Erna Zarges-DuĢˆrr featured image

Erna Zarges-DĆ¼rr (1907-2002) was a German silversmith. She was professionally active Pforzheim, Leipzig, Berlin. and Stuttgart. Between 1924-27, she trained at Bruckmann und Sƶhne, Heilbronn, as the first women in the silversmiths’ department. From 1927, she studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Pforzheim, under Theodor Wende and others. Read More →

Montreal Expo 67 featured image

In 1967, Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary with a spectacular party to which the entire world was invited. Expo 67 in Montreal was Canada’s first world’s fair, and it was a huge success, attracting over 50 million visitors.Read More →

MuseĢe des Arts DeĢcoratifs

The MusĆ©e des Arts DĆ©coratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts) is a museum dedicated to the exhibition and conservation of decorative arts. Located at 107 Rue de Rivoli in the city’s 1st arrondissement, the museum occupies the northwest wing of the Palais du Louvre, known as the Pavillon de Marsan (Marsan Pavilion). With more than one million objects in its collection, the MusĆ©e des Arts DĆ©coratifs is the largest museum of decorative arts in continental Europe.Read More →

Benno Premsela featured image

Benno Premsela (1920 – 1997) was a Dutch textile and exhibition designer. He studied interior design at the Nieuwe Kunstschool, Amsterdam. Read More →

Exposition des Arts DeĢcoratifs

Paris Exposition des Arts DĆ©coratifs et Industriels Modernes was a vital exhibition that gave its name to ā€˜Art Deco,ā€™ a rich vein of design across a wide range of applications, from cinemas to ceramics, textiles and tableware, and graphics to graphs.Read More →

A Designed Life_ Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951ā€“1954

Design Museum of Chicago A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging,Read More →

Exhibition - Beth Lipman Collective Elegy

Museum of Arts and Design – NY Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy Through April 4, 2021Read More →

Exhibitions - UNSW Art and Design

Encompassing three principal exhibition spaces, the Galleries are a platform for examining contemporary visual and material culture through exhibitions and public programs.Read More →

Montreal 1967 worldā€™s fair, ā€˜man and his world,ā€™ Buckminster Fullerā€™s geodesic dome with experimental solarRead More →

Panamaā€“Pacific International Exposition- San Francisco 1915

The Panamaā€“Pacific International Exposition was a World Fair held in San Francisco, California, USA, fromRead More →

Le Salon dā€™Automne

As an alternative to a conservative official salon, the Salon d’Automne was founded. It wasRead More →