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Living in a Box: Design and Comics

16. Mai 2019 Autor: TOP FAIR Redaktion
Kategorie: General

Pow! Bang! Ka-boom! With the exhibition »Living in a Box: Design and Comics« at the Vitra Schaudepot, the Vitra Design Museum is taking a fresh look at its collection by exploring the world of comics and their relationship to design.

Javier Mariscal, Garriris, 1987 © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Jürgen HANS



Iconic furniture features prominently in comics such as »The Adventures of Tintin«, »Peanuts« and »Diabolik«, while at the same time countless designers have taken inspiration from comics to create pieces informed by stories of superhuman strength, lightning speed and razor-sharp irony. The exhibition deals with both of these tendencies in the museum’s first-ever study of the comics medium. Through the illustrated world of the comic strip, comic book and graphic novel, objects from the museum’s collection jump off the page and come to life.

>> 24 May – 20 October 2019, Vitra Schaudepot



Charles Schulz, Peanuts (detail), 1953 © 1953 Peanuts Worldwide LLC


Vernissage and Opening Talk »Illustrating the Everyday« with Christoph Niemann 23 May, 6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot