The exhibition, hosted by KALEIDOSCOPE’s project space in Milan, is the result of a creative collaboration between the two renowned German designers, specialized in the product and graphic design fields respectively, who will present a new light and sound installation.
EPOCSODIELAK is a 3x2x1 meter, free-standing Disco Totem. Made in black powder coated steel and chain-link fencing, it is equipped with a tight cluster of strobe lights, lasers, a fog machine and mix desks. Powered by a 1200 Watt dynamic sound system, the project proposes a self-sufficient sound/light unit, which has enough whack to turn any space into a state-of-the-art disco.
On the occasion of the exhibition, Bureau Mirko Borsche has designed a special merchandise concept, appropriating iconic symbols from the 90s which expand on the narrative behind the disco totem. The merchandise set, composed of T-shirts and tote bags, is produced by Slam Jam.
After studying industrial design at the Royal College of Art and working with Jasper Morrison in London, Konstantin Grcic (German, b. 1965) set up his own practice Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design in Munich in 1991. Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential design office of our time, KGID combines an industrial aesthetic with experimental artistic elements, and many creations, such as Chair One, are acclaimed as design classics. Solo exhibitions of Grcic’s work have been shown at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Haus der Kunst, Munich; and Vitra Design Museum among other international institutions. In addition, he has curated a number of exhibitions such as DESIGN-REAL at The Serpentine Gallery, London, and the exhibition design of the German Pavillon at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Bureau Mirko Borsche was founded in Munich in 2007 by Mirko Borsche (German, b. 1971), one of the most exciting editorial designers on the international scene. The studio is responsible for the art direction of KALEIDOSCOPE since 2014 and the creative direction for weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT (and every publication of the Zeit-Verlag, such as ZEITmagazin) since 2007. Bureau Mirko Borsche has clients hail from all fields, from culture and media to business: Bavarian State Opera, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thalia Theater, Harper’s Bazaar, Audi, BMW Group, Saskia Diez, Stefan Diez, Kostas Murkudis, and Nike.
Press preview 13.04 12–2pm
Vernissage 13.04 10pm–1am
12.04–17.04 Open daily 10am–7pm
KALEIDOSCOPE Project Space
via Macedonio Melloni 33, Milano
With the patronage of Goethe-Institut Mailand
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