Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today
One of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century, Surrealism subversed, combined and reinvented everyday objects to create dreamlike imagery.
Discover how Surrealism has influenced design for the past 100 years from furniture and interiors to graphic design, fashion, and photography. The exhibition will bring together classic works of art and design as well as contemporary responses from around the globe.
The exhibition will include works by Gae Aulenti, BLESS, Achille Castiglioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dalí, Dunne & Raby, Max Ernst, Ray Eames, Front, Shiro Kuramata, Carlo Mollino, Isamu Noguchi, Man Ray and many others.
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Background image: Bocca (Sofa), 1970 © Gufram/Studio65, photo: Jürgen HANS © Vitra Design Museum.