The Alvar Aalto retrospective at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein provides an extensive overview of Alvar Aalto’s life and work. Entitled Second Nature, the exhibition presents historical architectural models, original drawings, furniture, lights and glassware, as well as works by other acclaimed artists like Alexander Calder or Jean Arp. The exhibition is accompanied by the work of German artist Armin Linke, who has been commissioned to produce new photographs and films of selected buildings. In this video, Mateo Kries (Director, Vitra Design Museum) and Jochen Eisenbrand (Chief Curator, Vitra Design Museum) provide us with an introduction to the exhibition. The video above is an excerpt, the full-length version is available below.
Alvar Aalto: Second Nature. Retrospective at Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (Germany). Introduction by Mateo Kries (Director, Vitra Design Museum) and Jochen Eisenbrand (Chief Curator, Vitra Design Museum), September 26, 2014.
PS: Click here for impressions of the exhibition’s opening reception.
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Complete video (17:57 min.):