The principle motifs of the current DIY movement are an intense preoccupation with historical models and prototypes as well as the search for furniture that is low-cost and formally pleasing, as numerous international examples in this exhibition serve to document.
Alongside numerous designs that can be made from wood using simple tools—such as the MAK-Table by the Italian group Recession Design—a major share of this young and flexible mode of home décor consists of objects fashioned from mass-produced, semi-finished wooden elements that can be found in any hardware store.
The site-specific exhibition design by raumlaborberlin has been developed from home-built types of structures, and it provides free space for process-oriented elements including a workshop. The designing duo chmara-rosinke (Maciej Chmara and Ania Rosinke), MAK Designers-in-Residence for 2013, will compliment the exhibition team and develop commentaries on historical and contemporary designs.
NOMADIC FURNITURE 3.0
New Liberated Living?
until 6 october 2013
Mak Exhibition Hall