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Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today

Surrealism was one of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century. In many works of Surrealists like Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Meret Oppenheim, and Man Ray references to design objects can be found and since the 1930s, Surrealism has had a strong impact on design, from furniture, interiors, fashion to film and graphic design. The Vitra Design Museum will devote the first major exhibition to the dialogue between Surrealism and design. »Objects of Desire« will juxtapose Surrealist art works with design icons by some of the most prominent artists and designers of the past one hundred years to reveal fascinating parallels and cross-pollination.
With works by Gae Aulenti, BLESS, Claude Cahun, Achille Castiglioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Ray Eames, Front Design, Frederick Kiesler, Shiro Kuramata, René Magritte, Carlo Mollino, Isamu Noguchi, Meret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Jerszy Seymour, and many others.


Illustration: Daniel Streat, Visual Fields, © Vitra Design Museum, Bocca: © Studio65/Gufram, photo: Jürgen HANS, © Vitra Design Museum
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