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Design Utopia 1880-1980: 100 Years of Design History / The Biagetti-Koenig Collection

Exhibition Info
Exhibition Period      1 June 2021 - 7 October 2021
Exhibition Venue      1st Floor Exhibition Hall, Tsinghua University Art Museum
Curators      Alessandro Guerriero Su Dan
Academic Director      Chen Anying
General Coordinator      Su Dan
Project Coordinators      Wang Chenya Wang Ying Ludovica Lencioni
Curatorial Assistants      Ma Yue Wang Chenya Wang Ying
Visual Supervision      Wang Peng
Visual Designers      Wang Peng Wang Meiyi
Exhibition Designers      Ma Yue Liu Huijian
Logistic Coordinators      Sun Yiwei Ludovica Lencioni
Exhibition Team      Liu Huijian Wang Chenya Sun Yiwei
      Ma Yue Yang Yongjia Liu Yuqing
Video Subtitle Translation      Zhou Yanyang
Administration Affair      Ma Yanyan
International Affair      Wang Ying
Publicity Teams      Li Zhe Liu Yaomeng Zhou Xinxin Xiao Fei
Video on Wechat      Wang Ning
Short Documentary Production      Li Xiangfei Yang Kehan Cao Minghao
Organizers      Tsinghua University Art Museum Musei Italiani
Support      Embassy of Italy in China
Acknowlegements      Federico Bonadeo Alberto Biagetti Alessandra Zucchi Miao Ran
Exhibition Profile

Over a century, people eventually realized that designs are the windows through which industries benefit people. Modern design born in the age of industrialization and mechanization is a brand-new product towards which people have mixed feelings. Therefore, a medium is needed to bridge and integrate the old with the new, leading people to a new world that they expect. However, the multiple dimensions of modern design signify the twists and turns of its development.

 
The exhibition “Design Utopia 1880-1980” is showing us this fascinating and vivid history, which we call the time of Utopia. 158 modern designs in this exhibition jointly build a reflection of how people innovated with restrictions over a century. In this time of Utopia where the image of the world will be re-designed constantly, where the roles of the great opposites “natural-artificial” and “design-art” will be turned upside-down and inside-out but it is also a place where our poetic vocation will be revived by a cocktail of craftsmanship, I.T. new materials and innovative methods. The elite designers at that time not only focused on creating alternates of industrial products, but also tried to wake up the human consciousness hypnotized in the early industrial age. These classical designs reflected the state of the society as well as man’s will for conscious activities.

Works on show

  • Michael Thonet,
    N. 14,
    1860,
    1920 Thonet production,
    Austria

  • Antoni Gaudi,
    “Calvet” Mirror,
    1898-1904,
    1982 numbered design edition, Spain

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh,
    Willow 1, 1904,
    1973 Cassina production,
    Italy

  • Gerrit Thomas Rietveld,
    Red and Blue Chair,
    1918,
    1973 Cassina production, Italy

  • El Lissitzky,
    Lenin’s Platform Project, 1920,
    Wood model realized by Luigi Berardi

  • Isamu Noguchi,
    Akari H,
    1951,
    1979 Ozeki&Co production, Japan

  • Gaetano Pesce
    UP5 Series Armchair, 1969
    1969 B&B production,
    Italy

  • Ettore Sottsass,
    Casablanca,
    1980,
    1981 Memphis production, Italy

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