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Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things



Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

We use them every day. They influence our lives. They number in the billions. They are so common that we rarely even think about them: the hidden heroes of everyday life. Be it a plaster, a tea bag or a zipper, these objects are classics. Typically based on an idea that was both simple and ingenious, they have often remained essentially unaltered for decades. Due to their continuity, the efficient use of materials and great utility, they are the utmost examples of sustainability and functional aesthetics — and the protagonists of the exhibition “Hidden Heroes”. An exhibition by Vitra Design Museum, “Hidden Heroes” presents everyday items, telling their history and demonstrating the enormous significance they have today, both conceptually and economically.With the photos, videos, animations and drawings the exhibition illuminates four aspects of the hidden heroes: 1. Innovation: The fascinating history of their invention. 2. Production: The technical conditions of their successful mass-scale fabrication. 3. Evolution: Their historical development and the often-astonishing diversity of models and variations. 4. Inspiration: Their aesthetic that continually spurs on the work of artists and designers. Accompanying the travelling exhibition “Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things” is an online exhibition of the same name. Both the real and virtual exhibitions can be experienced independently as stand-alone projects while at the same time complementing one another in an ideal manner: The travelling exhibition with its special layouts and and engaging three-dimensional exhibits, staged in multimedia presentations by Dieter Thiel. And the online exhibition with a wealth of images, information and interactive elements. In both cases, there is much to discover. Opening hours:Monday-Friday, 10am - 5pmSunday and Bank Holidays: 1-5pm On 12 and 13 June 2015 Dr. Jochen Eisenbrand, Chief Curator of Vitra Design Museum and curator of the exhibition "Hidden Heroes", will hold a key note lecture at the Dublin Design Seminar and give a talk about the exhibition. For further information follow this link.


Data: Ven 3 Apr 2015

Ingresso : Libero