The Third Space

On December 3rd, during Design Miami 2009, Luminaire opened its showroom in Miami’s Design District. One of the highlights was the installation The Third Space conceived by 52 German interior design students. In this video, Sabine Trieloff talks with four of the students who created the installation during the opening of the exhibition at the Luminaire showroom.

The installation is meant as an experiment which combines the work of all three divisions the course “žinterior architecture” at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich consists of (interior design, product design and designing in free space). To communicate the trans-disciplinary basic idea of the study course in full size, the students created an installation in order to make interior space sensible instead of just showing a retrospect of the students work. The project deals with sociological terms such as profiling, community or privacy and translates them into specific spacious situations. Is there any interior design without form, style and spirit of age? What are the real qualities of good design? How do interior corresponds with outdoor spaces? The students created the installation by their own hands during 16,870 hours of work with 1 292 300 zip ties.

The installation premiered in 2008 in Munich where it was shown at Pinakothek der Moderne and then traveled in new modification to Dresden (Ostrale 2008) and to Langenthal, Switzerland, where “The Third Space” won the Designers’ Saturday Award Best Stand Design. In 2009 it was already shown at gallery Aedes Berlin and Lothar Fischer Museum Neumarkt.

The Third Space, Luminaire showroom, Miami Design District. Opening reception and interview, December 3, 2009.

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