191009: WAGNER-WERK Museum Postsparkasse der BAWAG P.S.K.: MAIN STEET – Design without Designers

WAGNER-WERK Museum Postsparkasse der BAWAG P.S.K.: MAIN STEET – Design without Designers Between mould and drawer Design can be a punishment. Designer toothbrushes mould in their designer retainers, which unfortunately do not have any drainage. Soup dribbles off a spoon: the users hand finds no hold on its handle. And the lemon’s juice as well as its kernels drivels into a glass, because the designer did not consider it necessary to separate them. There are numerous cases such as these - and either one endures their shortcomings or one reaches to more functional objects. But it would be unfair to discredit the discipline of design in its entirety. The list of classic designer goods, whose formal design outlasted decades, is long. And then there are those that catch one’s eye: those “anonymous” objects, that at some point took shape simply because they proved to be reliable. The exhibition at the WAGNER:WERK Museum Postsparkasse takes a closer look at these objects. The Cinderellas in the bathroom, kitchen and living room – the clothespin, the potato peeler, the Viennese coffee shop cup or the Tupperware box. The amusing and instructive compilation whets one’s appetite to take a close look and questioning those objects that shape everyday routines – and thereby also the awareness of the changing mechanism of usage and criteria for good design. This can even affect icons, such as the famous Thonet chair Nr. 14, designed in 1859 and reproduced 20 million times, exported in space-saving individual parts to many different countries. Even the hardcore dogmatists such as Le Corbusier used this timeless classic. But frankly speaking: Nr. 14 is extremely uncomfortable. By Iris Meder WAGNER:WERK Museum Postsparkasse der BAWAG P.S.K. 1018 Vienna, Gerog-Coch-Platz 2, until 14.11.2009 www.ottowagner.com

WAGNER:WERK Museum Postsparkasse der BAWAG P.S.K.
1018 Wien, Georg-Coch-PLatz 2
Email: m.pasterk@signa.at
Öffnungszeiten: Mo-Mi, Fr 8-15, Do 8-17:30, Sa 10-17 Uhr

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