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Home Stories. Exhibition in Weil am Rhein, Germany

Once again, the first furniture fairs of the year have put us in touch with the new living trends. In order to keep the magic of novelty alive, this global industry is constantly working to create and produce furniture, textiles, decorative elements and accessories for the home. While there is public discussion about sustainable architecture and the affordability of housing, a serious social debate about interior decoration is not taking place. This is what the exhibition Home Stories. 100 years, 20 visionary interiors, on show at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein until 23 August 2020, hopes to change. The selected interiors aim to illustrate to what extent living spaces have been shaped by individual designers, while being influenced at the same time by art, architecture, fashion or set design. How are the social, political and technical changes of the last 100 years reflected in our home environments? What turning points have made their mark on interior design in the Western world? The innovative interiors on display feature designs by architects such as Adolf Loos, Finn Juhl, Lina Bo Bardi and Assemble, by artists such as Andy Warhol and Cecil Beaton and by the legendary interior decorator Elsie de Wolfe, the first professional interior decorator in the USA.

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