The Third Space

October 30, 2008

Thanks to Juliane from the greutmann bolzern designstudio for letting us know that the “Third Space” interior architecture exhibit will be on display at the annual “Designers’ Saturday” in Langenthal, Switzerland on November 8th and 9th, 2008.

See the description below the photos for more info…

Installation “Der dritte Raum”
© Studiengang Innenarchitektur
Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
Foto: Oliver Sachs

The installation is meant as an experiment which combines the work of all three divisions the course “interior architecture” consists of (interior design, product design and designing in free space). To communicate the trans-disciplinary basic idea of the study course in full size, 52 students created an installation in order to make interior space sensible instead of just showing a retrospect of the students work. The project deals with sociological terms such as profiling, community or privacy and translates them into specific spacious situations. Is there any interior design without form, style and spirit of age? What are the real qualities of good design? How do interior corresponds with outdoor spaces? The visitor is dipping into an abstract/concrete light/landscape. There are several seatings reminding the visitor of a bird´s nest and inviting for “cocooning”. Maybe you want to take a very special bath awaiting you in the light-shower? Get playful by exploring a tent-like structure being made of spiderweb-like braided mesh.

All objects are mainly made of cable straps. The students – organised in teams – explored meshes, patterns and splices and also created the exhibition concept. It´s astounding to find out such sensuous quality, various capability and great flexibility within this material. 52 students not only created this 200sqm space installation but also realized the concept by their own hands during 16,870 hours of work with 1,292,300 recyclable cable straps.

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