Photo: Daniel Perez, Courtesy Swiss Institute.
PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home, Bedroom. Bed by RO/LU, Nightstands by Ian Stell, Sconces by Lindsey Adelman, Fabrics by Konstantin Grcic and Hélène Dashorst.
OPENS TONIGHT AT THE SWISS INSTITUTE! <3
RO/LU believes there is no past or future… only the present moment in which everything lives IRL. The 4 Poster Bed, which most likely began it’s life in the 16th Century, has traveled to RO/LU for the present version of the Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau as an echo/shadow/smile that creates a literal proximity in form/poetry to the original Le Corbuiser version. The piece is constructed from welded wire mesh coated with chromaflair iridescent paint to help the object teach us about change, motion and time. The interior “ceiling” of the bed is outfitted with a full size mirror so that we can begin to see ourselves merge with the object we love.
“In the bed is the Bed. Without knowing it. The past tells the present the already forgotten story of them both.” Borges adjusted for Le Corbusier by Matt Olson
Angelo Plessas looking at the outside of the inside, inside the exhibit
All space is real in the moment.
And everything is everything.
Please enjoy the time + space.