Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today
Vitra Design Museum
17 March – 9 September 2018
Nightclubs and discos are the centers of pop culture. Places where the avant-garde gathered in the Sixties to challenge social norms and to explore new levels of reality.
Many clubs were global artworks that combined interior architecture with furniture design, graphics and art, lights and music, fashion and performance.
Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today is the first complete exhibition on the history of design in this area.
Examples range from the Italian discotheques of the 1960s, created by exponents of the Radical Design movement, to the legendary Studio 54, the Palladium in New York, designed by Arata Isozaki, and the concept by OMA for a new Ministry of Sound in London.
Furniture, models and fashion, but also rare films, music, graphic design and contemporary interpretations by artists and photographers like Mark Leckey, Chen Wei and Musa N. Nxumalo.