The famous writing “Ornament and Transgression” by Adolf Loos, a manifesto that succeeding in banishing ornaments to the margins of the design discourse, is not the only one who repudiated ornaments as ‘exuberant beauty’. It has been 70 years now that smooth surfaces have been ruling over.
The second round of our Call me Ornament-exhibition starts on 14.4.2023 with an expanded group of exhibitors. The three-part exhibitio is inspired by artists such as Alfons Mucha or Henry van der Velde, whose life’s work spanned the most diverse genres of design. They saw their environment as a scenery of life; a pragmatic programme with requirements already set, for which the best applies, namely an aesthetic pushed to the maximum.