For Craft is Cactus. The Collection from 1945 to Today, the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt presents its arts and crafts collection to the public – with a total of around 700 objects from the international collection on display.
The exhibition design, covering an area of 1600 square meters, is set up as a depot show. As a central element in the space, the white shelving structure picks up on the light-flooded building architecture by Richard Meier. The repetitive and clearly gridded arrangement of the simple, delicate furniture forms a deliberate contrast to the colorful diversity of the exhibition. It allows the visitor to focus on the objects on display.
The shelves, showcases and tables are designed in accordance to an intuitive construction principle. The furniture is placed at an common angle of 3,5 degrees to the surrounding architecture, an angle which Richard Meier applied in other parts of the museum. This creates an impression of dynamism and spontaneity that reflects the character of the exhibition. The shelving systems are to be used as individual modules for further exhibitions afterwards.
- Museum Angewandte Kunst
- 1600 sqm
- Date / Duration:
- 06.2020 – 11.2021
- Interior Design:
- PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
- Custom Made
- Wolfgang Günzel