Designer of the Everyday - Rudolf Steiner | EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

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Designer of the Everyday - Rudolf Steiner

26.02.2014 to 11.05.2014
Frank Lloyd Wright,Taliesin West Chair, c. 1946, Vitra Design Museum, photo: Andreas Sütterlin
Eurythmy figures, 1922, Rudolf Steiner Archiv, Kunstsammlung Goetheanum, photo: Thomas Dix
Rising picture, employed as visualisation of quality testing, Wala GmbH, Bad Boll/Eckwälden
The Second Goetheanum, west facade. © Vitra Design Museum; Photo: Thomas Dix, 2010
Rudolf Steiner, Blackboard Drawing "Je weiter sich der Mensch von der Erde entfernt..."[The further man moves away from the Earth...], 20.4.2923, Rudolf Steiner Archive, Dornach
Designer of the Everyday Rudolf Steiner
Vitra Design Museum, in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
 
The exhibition Designer of the Everyday Rudolf Steiner is the first comprehensive study of the thinking and works of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), and of his wide-ranging cultural influence. On display are nearly 400 objects, from artworks to furniture and scale models. Designer of the Everyday is the first exhibition in Finland by the world-leading Vitra Design Museum.
 
In addition to anthroposophy, exhibited are Steiner’s works in the visual arts, architecture, as well as industrial and set design. In addition, the exhibition presents pieces from artists in Steiner’s time. Design from recent years showcases his continued influence.
 
The currency of Steiner’s thinking becomes evident in the expansive exhibition exploring questions of society, social wellbeing and ecology. These themes, as well as Steiner’s blackboard drawings were also highlighted in the Venice Biennale Central Pavilion this year.
 

 

 

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 The exhibition is funded by           Kulturstiftung des Bundes

 and Wala, Weleda, Mahle Foundation, Iona Stichting.

The majority of loaned objects are from the Rudolf Steiner Archive and the art collection of the Goetheanum, which provided essential research assistance in preparations for the exhibition.