Fresh Air is the name of a small exhibition on Austrian design by Pure Austrian Design. It is currently displayed in the hall at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum. It is a celebration of a long love for austrian design. Besides being an inspiring display, what really warms my heart is the fact that this came about because the guys from LYNfabrikken wanted to show the danes how cool austrian design can be, instead of the, for us danes, usual self-satisfied “hey, look at how great we are” approach.
I know the guys from LYNfabrikken are suckers for furniture design so naturally they wanted to show far more furniture than actually possible. This resulted in a nice little feature. The produced a series of stereographic posters of the non present chairs and handed out 3D goggles.
I don’t know if danes in general have a bad reputation in Austria or if they simply didn’t want their finest design to have unprotected sex while abroad, but almost every piece is covered in, what looked like gigantic inflated rubber condoms.
Anyways, if you are in Aarhus, then stop by ARoS and take a look at Fresh Air. You don’t even have to pay to watch it.