On March 4th 2012 the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts open the final section of their permanent exhibition – completing an exhibition journey that begins in the Antiquity and a construction journey that started with of the renovation of the Grassi Museum complex in 2000.
Following on from „Antiquity to Historism“ and „Asian art. Impulse for Europe“ “Art Nouveau to Present” is much more than simply the final piece of the exhibition jigsaw, but also completes the story of the development of the applied arts.
Or at least completes as much as one can complete an ongoing story.
Featuring some 1,500 items over 1200 square metres, “Art Nouveau to Present ” presents the full spectrum of design genres and epochs since the turn of the century with a special focus on Art Nouveau, Art-déco, Funktionalism and East German design.
In addition the exhibition will feature global classics of 20th century furniture design such as the Barcelona Chair from Mies van der Rohe and various works from international designers such as Charles and Ray Eames or Michael Thonet.
Over the coming weeks we hope to keep you updated on the progress in the exhibition rooms.