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Left: Trix & Robert Haussmann, Chair Fun: Choco-Chair, 1967/2012, Stahlrohr verchromt, Courtesy Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Museum für Gestaltung Zurich; Hintergrund  photo: Frank Sperling. Right: Trix & Robert Haussmann, Chair-Fun: Neon-Stuhl, 1967. Courtesy Trix and Robert Haussmann.

Trix & Robert Haussmann. Left: Chair Fun: Choco-Chair, 1967/2012. Right: Chair-Fun: Neon-Stuhl, 1967

Trix & Robert Haussmann, Fabric presentation with architectural motifs Mira-Lapideus Squama and Murus, Mira-Marmoreus Columna, MiraLapideus Arcula, Mira-Marmoreus Clatri und Canna (from left to right), photo: Alfred Hablützel

Trix & Robert Haussmann, Fabric presentation with architectural motifs

Trix & Robert Haussmann, installation view The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, photo: Frank Sperling

Trix & Robert Haussmann, installation view at KW Institute for Contemporary Art

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Trix & Robert Haussmann

The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective

14 Jul 2018 - 07 Oct 2018

 
Nottingham Contemporary presents the first UK retrospective of Trix & Robert Haussmann – one of the most significant and intriguing Swiss architects and designers of the twentieth century. The exhibition celebrates the duo’s playful innovations, concerning illusion and ambiguity.
 
Blending diverse influences, from pop culture to 16th-century styles, their work spans architecture, product design, installation, furniture and textiles. The exhibition brings together works from the last 50 years, such as adapted chairs from the 1960s, with maquettes, fragmented neoclassical pillars and recent mirrored works.
 
The exhibition design has been conceived by Caruso St John Architects – architects of Nottingham Contemporary’s RIBA  Award-winning building, and includes interventions by artists  Liam Gillick and Karl Holmqvist, and designer Petra Blaisse.
 
Trix & Robert Haussmann’s exhibition is curated by Fredi Fischli  and Niels Olsen, supported by Caruso St John Architects and Tisca, and is a collaboration with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin.
 
 
 
           

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