Experiments. A Selection of Unusual Design Objects 1965–1980
Galerie Jochum Rodgers, Berlin
– 3 June 2017
Hans Peter Jochum began his work in the 1980s with a small personal collection of selected design furniture. Since then, he has developed a wide network in Italy – the source of most of his rare collectors‘ items. In 2014 he and Jett Rodgers celebrated the reopening of his gallery, which now holds regular exhibitions. “Experiments” presents a selection of unusual design objects from the 1960s and 1970s.
On display are selected exhibits by architects, designers and artists, mainly of different kinds of seating furniture and lighting. Among them is Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni’s Rampa, which functions both as shelf and desk, and the futuristic Sella 1001 chair by Joe Colombo, made of laquer-coated plywood, resulting in a synthetic effect. Among the 18 exhibiting artists are Pietro Cascella, Gianfranco Fini, Gino Marotta and the architectural community Studio Tetrarch. The exhibit showcases a variety of stylistic currents that came out of a period of upheaval and rebellion against existing structures in society. As a result it is the joy of experimentation and not the function of the objects themselves that is at the forefront.