Article from the 2015-02-23, by Anja Beckmann
People always created containers for their things to be stored: Our predecessors travelled with a basket, in the medieval period people used artful chests to express their social status, sailors had their sailor boxes and the 68 generation used old orange boxes as shelves. So this means that the box is the third archetype object in our culture history, following the table and the chair.
The utility of the box always influenced design – functionality was the main thing to concentrate on when designers sketched boxes. The manufacturer Auerberg concentrated on that fact and produced some highly functional containers. The design approach of being “radically subjective” was realized by internationally renowned designers in order to re-interpret a box with different materials for all types of purposes. All the boxes have only one aim: to serve their purpose as best as possible.
Nine designers of five nations designed nine boxes as well as a special one for the new collection of the museum. Christoph Böninger, Fritz Frenkler, Tobias Grau, Gerry Kellermann and Herbert Schultes from Germany, Emanuela Frattini-Magnusson from the USA, Alfredo Häberli aus from Switzerland, Marialaura Irvine-Rossellio from Italy and Ana Relvao from Poland were working for this project.
AUERBERG already presented the new Collection together with CEDON on the Cologne furniture fair. The new collection displays the exhibition from the 21st of February until the 01st of March in the event of the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW). Auerberg invites for the verissage in the Pinacotheca of Modern Art in Munich on the 24th of February.
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