A multicultural look at an era of movement, radical change, and experimental design: a fascinating exhibition opened on 18 June 2015
Decorative, colourful and often outrageous is what the seventies were like – time of radical change, groundbreaking design and experimentation with new forms, colours and materials. The bathroom too followed the zeitgeist. The Bathroom of the Seventies in Europe, Asia and South America exhibition at the Hansgrohe Aquademie in Schiltach compares bathrooms on different continents and illustrates the social, economic and political developments that influenced bathroom design at that time.
Roman Passarge, head of the Hansgrohe Aquademie, developed the exhibition in collaboration with architects Budi Pradono from Indonesia, Mathias Klotz and Eduardo Ruiz-Risueño from Chile, and Jörn Frenzel from Germany. Arkas Förstner of föndesign was responsible for the exhibition’s design.
With numerous guests in attendance, Roman Passarge opened the fascinating exhibition together with the curators and Arkas Förstner on Thursday, 18 June 2015. They talked about the influence of the period on bathroom design and about the bathroom as a mirror of cultural, social, and economic development in their home countries. The Bathroom of the Seventies in Europe, Asia and South America exhibition will be at the Hansgrohe Aquademie in Schiltach until 3 April 2016.