10 May 2013 • Tracey Ingram
Home of the Future by Werner Aisslinger
Reinventing the old and up-cycling are at the core of product designer Werner Aisslinger’s practice. These ideas are exhibited under one roof (and just outside it) in Berlin’s Haus am Waldsee museum under the curation of Katja Blomberg.
The Home for the Future exhibition splits the museum into two sections. On the ground floor are new installations specifically designed for the haus. Five different living situations convey different utilizations of technologically advanced materials to achieve sustainability. The second level, housing a retrospective of the designer’s work, further explores the same theme.
Some products on display show Aisslinger’s self-developed environmentally friendly materials – many of which are derived from nature itself. The cantilever chair, for example, is made from his own biodegradable composite material, whereas in the bathroom, steam is directed through a moisture-absorbing wall that also hydrates plants.
The exhibition runs until 9 June at Berlin’s Haus am Waldsee.
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