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"Design Museums of the World visiting Nuremberg"
2003-09-17 until 2003-11-23
Neues Museum - Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg
The "Design" collection of the Neues Museum originated in Munich, from the stocks of the so-called "Neue Sammlung." This state museum preserves more than 60,000 objects, making it the largest collection of product design in the world. One of the leading museums of modern applied art on the international stage, it is now housed in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. At the Neues Museum, the "Neue Sammlung" occupies around 1,000 square meters on the ground floor, and recounts the history of design from 1945 to today.
For the first time since the opening of Neues Museum, the "Neue Sammlung" presents for a large-scale international exhibition. Design museums from around the world have been invited to take part. Thirty leading institutions – from Miami to Barcelona, and from Kyoto to Jerusalem – will each send a particularly meaningful, innovative or exceptional object by a designer from their respective countries. Participating institutions include London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as design museums from Ghent, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Utrecht, and Montreal.
From September 19 to November 23 these highlights from the history of design will be on display at the Neues Museum – among them several pieces rarely seen in public. The period covered stretches from the early 20th century to the present. Among the objects on view will be Gerrit Rietveld’s Aluminum Chair (1942), and a cabinet by the Catalan designer Jaime Tresserra. The spectrum encompasses everything from an acrylic-glass concert piano (1930) by the Dane Poul Henningsen to an original Jaguar "E" type (1962), with its famous dashboard resembling an airplane cockpit. The exhibition also includes the Lockheed Lounge (1986) by the Australian-born Marc Newson, a futuristic chaise longue made of aluminum and fiberglass.
A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
"MN-01 LC1, Lockheed Lounge", 1985/86