Swiss Institute Annual
Architecture and Design Series:
Second Edition, Pavillion de L’Esprit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home,
Curated by Felix Burrichter
September 24–November 8, 2015
Swiss Institute / CONTEMPORARY ART
18 Wooster Street
New York NY 10013
We are delighted to be a part of the Swiss Institute’s 2nd Edition of its Annual Architecture and Design Series entitled PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home. Curated by Felix Burrichter, the editor and creative director of award-winning architecture and design magazine PIN–UP, the exhibition channels the visionary irreverence of Le Corbusier for a 21st century take on domesticity.
When Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier participated in the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, his contribution – the original Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau – caused an uproar among the fair’s organizers. In a commercial trade show intended to facilitate the promotion of the Art Déco style, his aesthetic was dismissed as antithetical. In retrospect, however, Le Corbusier’s Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau acted as a manifesto that introduced revolutionary design concepts, such as building standardization, mass-production as it applies to furnishings and interiors, and the mechanization of the home. These ideas would resonate for decades to come, largely influencing post-war housing schemes and décor throughout the rest of the 20th century.
In homage to the original Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, Burrichter’s exhibition acts as a conceptual show home for the 21st century. Ninety years after the original debuted in Paris, this contemporary PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU explores new modes of domesticity, as well as innovation in furniture design, where craft co-exists with computational expertise. The exhibition features over 30 international designers and artists, most of whom are participating with specially commissioned works. All featured pieces bear key elements in either fabrication or material that highlight industrial progress made in the last 15 years such as laser-cutting, 3D-printing, advanced LED-technology, non-woven textiles, and ultra-light carbon-fiber.
In addition to serving as a platform for new design, PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU is also an interactive, architectural experience. Divided into softly delineated zones, each increasing in levels of privacy, the exhibition design by architect and artist Shawn Maximo makes use of digital rendering technology and Chroma key compositing. The 21st century show home incorporates scenarios of different domestic environments, exploring the blurred lines in a culture of digital escapism and surveillance.
In the characteristically confident words of Le Corbusier, the Pavillon’s 2015 iteration at Swiss Institute aims to capture “a turning point in the design of modern interiors and a milestone in the evolution of architecture.”
The exhibition will include works by:
Lindsey Adelman, Nanu Al-Hamad, Aranda\Lasch, Alessandro Bava, Josh Bitelli, Camille Blin, Laureline Galliot, Konstantin Grcic, Paul Kopkau, Kram/Weisshaar, Joris Laarman, Max Lamb, Le Corbusier, Piero Lissoni, Philippe Malouin, Shawn Maximo, Jasper Morrison, Jonathan Muecke, Marlie Mul, Ifeanyi Oganwu, Leon Ransmeier, Sean Raspet, Jessi Reaves, Guto Requena, RO/LU, Rossi Bianchi, Julika Rudelius, Soft Baroque, Robert Stadler, Ian Stell, Katie Stout, Elisa Strozyk, Studio Drift, Patricia Urquiola, Christian Wassmann, Bethan Laura Wood.
Max Lamb and Brent Dzekciorius to speak at the V&A on Future Materials during the London Design Festival.
Future Luxury – Session 1:
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Monday, 21 September 2015
As part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Future Luxury” talk series, Max Lamb and Brent Dzekciorius, Jane Withers and Daisy Ginsberg have been invited to speak on Future Materials.
While certain materials have an enduring relationship to the idea of luxury due to their perennially high cost, changing ecological, technological, economic and social conditions all have an impact on the public perception of value. Could materials that we take for granted as universally accessible today become key markers of exclusive access and class distinction in the near future? Will science play a key role in developing the luxury materials of tomorrow? Will growing concerns about sustainability and resources drive invention or generate new interest in old technologies and techniques? Speakers will include Max Lamb and Brent Dzekciorius, Jane Withers and Daisy Ginsberg.
Booking is essential
Click here to reserve your ticket
London Design Festival
Marmoreal By Max Lamb: A pictographic story of material making.
19-25 September 2015
4 Thurloe Place Mews
London SW7 2HL
Daily from 10:30am – 7:00pm
Reception Thursday, 24 September 6:00pm-9:00pm
Following exhibitions in Milan, Beijing and Basel, Dzek brings Marmoreal to London as part of the Jane Withers curated Brompton Design District. Set in a South Kensington garage on Thurloe Place Mews, a stones throw from the V&A, this London Design Festival exhibition will present Marmoreal in the complete range of standard colours and formats, from full slabs and tiles to a selection of furnishings. The special presentation represents the first occasion to experience the large, three metre slab dimension. These Marmoreal formats will be shown alongside process images and text that will give visitors an in-depth insight into the progression from concept, to prototype, to production, to application.
Material Lab presents
'The Future of Luxury'.
20-23 September 2015
DECOREX 2015 – Stand ST0
Surface materials specialist, Material Lab,
has selected Dzek’s Marmoreal by Max Lamb
to be a part of their presentation on the “Future of Luxury.” The installation at Decorex International will showcase the latest in cutting edge techniques from 14 of the finest luxury surface design studios in the UK.
Maison Kitsuné Collaboration
Dzek and Max Lamb have collaborated with Maison Kitsuné, Henry Architects + Nicolas Dorval-Bory Architects to create a new Marmoreal variant for use in their recently opened flagship space on Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire in the 11th arrondissement of Paris.
You can read more about this special collaboration here.
Image credit/ Henry architects + Nicolas Dorval-Bory Architects.
Dzek to present at Design Miami/ Basel
15-21 June 2015
Dzek is pleased to have been invited to present a Curio stand at Design Miami/ Basel from 16-21 June 2015. We will continue our collaboration with the British designer Max Lamb in the exhibition Marmoreal, Bathroom, Furniture.
Design Miami/ Basel
Hall 1 Süd
Messe Basel, Switzerland
Brent Dzekciorius for Modern Design Review
Modern Design Review’s second issue focuses on the themes of softeness and comfort. Laura Houseley, Editor-in-Chief of the biannual, invited Dzek’s Brent Dzekciorius to write on the virtues of hardness as a counter conversation.
You can read the full essay here.
Dzek + Max Lamb receive a 2015 Wallpaper* Design Award for Marmoreal
We are extremely pleased and grateful to have been honoured with a 2015 Wallpaper* Design Award under the Best Reuse category.
“Sustainability is now a key driver of material innovation. And that’s a good thing. So we’re very taken by ‘Marmoreal’, an engineered multicoloured marble devised by Max Lamb for Dzek. The marble is built to be suitable for flooring and wall covering, but can also be used to construct furniture.”
-Rosa Bertoli, Wallpaper* Magazine
Cultured Magazine + Artsy Collaboration
During the Christmas season we’ve been invited to collaborate with Cultured Magazine and Artsy to make a special Marmoreal by Max Lamb edition. We decided to make use of some of the last remaining prototype Marmoreal material for this small series of one-offs. You can read more about this collaboration here.
House Party with Dzek at Kate MacGarry
14 November - 20 December 2014
House Party is an exhibition of furniture, ceramics, painting, sculpture, jewellery and clothing by 24 artists and designers selected by Kate MacGarry and Brent Dzekciorius from Dzek.
Featuring works from 1882, Josh Blackwell, Yoko Brown, Karl Fritsch, Martino Gamper, Gemma Holt, Marc Hundley, Max Lamb, Philippe Malouin, Peter Marigold, Michael Marriott, Peter McDonald, Florian Meisenberg, Otto, Renee So, Andrew Stafford, Study O Portable, Harry Thaler, Faye Toogood & Francis Upritchard.
KATE MACGARRY- 27 Old Nichol Street – London E2 7HR