Through 20 iconic projects, the exhibition sheds light on social, political, urban and technical changes that have shaped interior design of homes over the last 100 years

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

From 8 February to 23 August 2020

The exhibition Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors analyzes the home as the expression of a way of life: the way it has shaped everyday routine and influenced wellbeing across the epochs.

With this major exhibition the Vitra Design Museum sets out to renew debate on contemporary homes and their evolution, with a captivating narrative that takes visitors back in time, revealing important social, political, urban and technical changes that have shaped interior design over the last 100 years.

 

Starting with timely themes related to domestic environments – such as the efficient use of space to blur the boundaries between work and private life  the exhibition examines the typical lofts of the 1970s, the passage from the formal dwelling to the informal home in the 1960s, the boom in the use of appliances in the 1950s, and the concept of open space in the 1920s.

 

 

The installation of Home Stories reflects on how interior design has always been inspired, enriched and shaped not just by architecture and product design, but also by other disciplines, from the visual arts to set design.

 

L'allestimento della mostra Home Stories riflette come l'interior design sia sempre stato ispirato, arricchito e plasmato non solo architettura e design del prodotto, ma anche da altre discipline, come le arti visive e la scenografia.