Virgil Abloh has cemented himself as one of the great minds in today’s design and fashion industries by turning his craft into art without limits or borders. Now, the Artistic Director behind the iconic Louis Vuitton fashion house is venturing into the world of art and furniture with a new art installation in partnership with Vitra. The TWENTYTHIRTYFIVE exhibition will be on display at the Zaha Hadid-designed Fire Station on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, a mere four miles away from Basel, from June 12th through July 31st. In collaboration with Vitra and Art Basel, the highly-anticipated exhibition will feature an art installation and three limited-edition home design products.
The exhibition will showcase an art installation divided into two segments — “Past/Present” and “Future.” The latter focuses on the concept of how homes will function in the year 2035 and will bring to life Abloh’s vision of the future. Mixing living and working spaces together, Abloh tackles the concept of furniture usage and embarks on the journey of exploring what the world of design will be like.
The three limited-edition home design products include an armchair, inspired by a 1950s Jean Prouvé design; a Petite Potence lamp with orange lacquer finishes; and a ceramic block, the most conceptual piece in the collection, forming the structural element of the TWENTYTHRITYFIVE exhibition.
The home design products will be available for purchase online at Vitra and will make its way across the sea as the brand prepares for its North America exhibition in New York this fall.