Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Since the twentieth century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics, and art with sound, light, fashion, and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk.
»Night Fever: Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today« is the first exhibition to give a comprehensive overview of the design history of the nightclub, examining its cultural context. Examples range from Italian clubs of the 1960s created by the protagonists of Radical Design to the legendary Studio 54 where Andy Warhol was a regular, from the Palladium in New York designed by Arata Isozaki to more recent concepts by the OMA architecture studio for the Ministry of Sound in London. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters, flyers, and fashion, the exhibition incorporates music, light, and spatial installations to take visitors on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour and subcultures—always in search of the night that never ends.
An exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum and ADAM – Brussels Design Museum.
600 – 1,000 m² / 6,000 – 10,000 sq ft
Jochen Eisenbrand, Catharine Rossi, Katarina Serulus
17.03.2018 – 09.09.2018, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
21.11.2018 – 05.05.2019, ADAM Brussels Design Museum, Belgium
07.06.2019 – 13.10.2019, Centro Pecci, Prato, Italy
25.01.2020 – 12.03.2020, Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
27.03.2021 – 05.09.2021, V&A Dundee, Scotland
26.11.2022 – 26.02.2023, HOTA Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Australia
For further information please contact Cora.Harris@design-museum.de.