KONSTANTIN GRCIC: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY
12.11.2015 – 18.09.2016
PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE
DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG – THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM MUNICH
Acclaimed international designer Konstantin Grcic (born 1965 in Munich, where he now lives) is kicking off a new exhibition format at Die Neue Sammlung: From 2015 onwards, each year leading figures in design will be invited to devise a characteristic and site-specific presentation for the special architecture of the Paternoster Hall. This format expands on the idea of the temporary exhibition and will change the face of Die Neue Sammlung: For ten months, the two-storey Paternoster Hall, which can be viewed from a gallery, will showcase how the designer in question tackles the museum’s displays. The movement of the paternoster lifts will programmatically reflect the proactive approach taken by Die Neue Sammlung.
In his exhibition, Grcic will devote himself to three thematic areas.
His “chair_ONE” project is presented in the form of the multi-year development process (1999/2000–2004), from first model to final product. The collection at Die Neue Sammlung already features almost all the design phases of chair_ONE – together they paint a picture of his ideas and how he approaches design. The exhibits are models made of wire, carton, sheet steel or 3D prints – and are juxtaposed with the final product made by Italian manufacturer Magis. What they reveal is Grcic’s serious and detailed inquiry into the best materials, the surface’s shape, the weight, and the overall volume.
Temporary Exhibition Gallery 2: November 12, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Paternoster Room: November 12, 2015 – September 18, 2016