Night fever : designing club culture 1960 - Today

Eisenbrand, Jochen [Curator of an exhibition], Rossi, Catharine [Curator of an exhibition] and Serelus, Katarina [Curator of an exhibition] (2018) Night fever : designing club culture 1960 - Today. .


Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Since the 20th century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. »Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today« is the first exhibition to give a comprehensive overview of the design history of the nightclub, examining its cultural context. Examples range from Italian clubs of the 1960s created by the protagonists of Radical Design to the legendary Studio 54 where Andy Warhol was a regular, from the Palladium in New York designed by Arata Isozaki to more recent concepts by the OMA architecture studio for the Ministry of Sound in London. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters, flyers and fashion, the exhibition incorporates music, light and spatial installations to take visitors on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour and subcultures – always in search of the night that never ends.

Item Type: Exhibition
Locations and Dates of Event:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany17 March 20189 September 2018
ADAM Design Museum Brussels, Belgium20 November 20185 May 2019
Research Area: Art and design
History of art, architecture and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC)
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017) > School of Art & Design History
Depositing User: Catharine Rossi
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2018 13:35
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2018 13:35

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