The Design Museum, London
– 24 March 2018
The question “How will we live in the future?” continues to occupy designers today as it has through all past ages. But how do these visions of the future relate to the future that is now today? The exhibition “Home Futures” showcases futuristic designs from the 20th century by designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Superstudio or Enzo Mari and contrasts them with current developments.
The exhibition is divided into different subject areas, and relevant scenarios and questions are taken up, while approaches to solutions then and now are also presented. These include life in extremely confined spaces, modern nomadism, minimalism, as well as the smart house. Thus, historical ideas about a mechanised home can be seen alongside contemporary phenomena. Against this backdrop, the exhibition presents more than 200 objects and examples that attempt to highlight the most important social and historical aspirations that have been the central force driving change from the past to the present.
The exhibition at the Design Museum was created in collaboration with the IKEA Museum in Älmhult, Sweden, and will continue there subsequently.