Ampelphase 5 Exhibition – Vitra Design Frankfurt

Ampelphase 5 Exhibition, Vitra Design Frankfurt, 3deluxe Installation

Ampelphase 5 : stop motion Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany

3deluxe present at Vitra Ampelphase 5 exhibition / Vitra Ampelphase 5: 3deluxe stellt aus

22 Aug 2011

Ampelphase 5 : stop motion

Ampelphase, Frankfurt, Germany

3deluxe is present at this year’s highly regarded Vitra exhibition series Ampelphase from 18 August – 7 September in Vitra’s showroom in Frankfurt. Together with five other renowned architecture practices from the Rhine-Main-area 3deluxe are presenting their work following the theme stop motion.

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photos : 3deluxe in/exterior

For the exhibition, 3deluxe produced a simple, clear object that reflects both the theme Ampelphase as well as their own design preferences: a plain black block with a dynamic light installation. It visualizes 3deluxe’s design approach to link architectures and spaces with information and content, and to explore the possibilities of vitality and poetry within seemingly inamimate materials.

Black Box

3deluxe in/exterior

For the exhibition Ampelphase 5 "stopmotion" 3deluxe produced a simple, clear object reflecting both the theme traffic light circuit as well as their own design preferences: a plain black block with a dynamic light installation.

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photos : Holger Peters

"3deluxe uses information as building material“, writes db deutsche bauzeitung 2006. The Vitrainstallation refers to this quote – to 3deluxe’s preference to link architectures and spaces with information and content, and to explore the possibilities of vitality and poetry within seemingly inanimate materials.

What does the light play of the 78 cold cathode tubes on the black cuboid reflect? Is it the flow of traffic in front of the Vitra showroom? Does it reflect the traffic signals? Maybe it reacts to the visitors? To their gestures? Their hair colour? Their account balance? Is it linked to the weather forecast? Does it detect the melting of the ice fields in Greenland? Does it have a life of its own? Are its reactions not controllable at all?

In the end, the actual source of information is not crucial. The aesthetic component of the light play and the associative possibilities lend the black building block its appeal.

The unstatic, vital media components extend the architect’s and the designer’s repertoire of materials and open up fascinating possibilities to give architecture and interior design new, contemporaray qualitites.

3deluxe, August 2011

Ampelphase 5: stop motion
18 Aug – 7 Sep 2011
Opening times: Mo-Fr 10:00-13:00 und 14:00 – 18:00 Uhr
www.ampelphase.com
Vitra GmbH, Showroom
Gutleutstr. 89
60329 Frankfurt
Tel.: 069-58 60 46-0

Vitra Ampelphase 5 Frankfurt information from 3deluxe

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