From 26 November 2021 to 20 February 2022, the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin is juxtaposing interior design of the past and present: As part of the "Slow" project by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), a total of nine new design concepts will be temporarily integrated into the museum's permanent collection. The exhibits are made of sustainable American hardwoods such as red oak, hard and soft maple and cherry. The variance ranges from chairs, benches, tables, shelving systems and modular furniture, such as "Endless Garden" by Nils Körner and Patrick Henry Nagel or "Leftover Synthesis" by Simon Gehring. They were produced in the Hessian workshop Holzfreude. Accompanying the projects have been established heads of the industry such as Hanne Willmann, Sebastian Herkner and Garth Roberts. The objects show how the young designers interpret the challenge of slow design for fast change and which aspects are important to them in this sense for the designs The works presented also underline the fact that designers are becoming increasingly aware of their high influence on the manufacture of products and are using this in favour of a sustainable use of natural resources. In conjunction with the permanent collection of the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, exciting connections can be made between the design classics and the design ideas of the new generation.
SLOW by AHEC
Slow design for a fast change
On display are works by: Maximilian Beck, Clémece Buytaert, Simon Gehring, Hansil Heo, Sarah Hossli and Lorenz Noelle, Anna Koppmann, Haus Otto (Nils Körner and Patrick Henry Nagel), Theo Luvisotto and Maximilian Rohregger.
26 November 2021 to 20 February 2022