Perspectives and visions in design
26 August - 3 December 2006
With ENTRY2006, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is breaking new ground
in terms of boosting the economy and developing locations.
The focus of ENTRY2006 is on design, the motor of the creative sector
and a competitive and innovative economic factor of the future.
The main exhibition, which will be housed in a former coal washing plant
that has been redesigned by Rem Koolhaas, will showcase ‘perspectives
and visions in design’ for 100 days. A total of 300 exhibits from
more than 20 countries will be on display to the public.
About 40 other events will serve as a platform for the presentation of
design ideas and products, will build bridges between companies and designers,
and will create opportunities for the forging of business partnerships.
ENTRY2006 will take place on the grounds of the world heritage site at
Zollverein, which used to be Europe’s largest mining facility. Zollverein
has already earned itself an international reputation as a design hub.
The Designzentrum NRW with the red dot design museum is located in the
former boiler house at Zollverein. The Zollverein School of Management
and Design has already started tuition and will move into its new building,
which was designed by the Japanese architects SANAA, in 2006.
at Zollverein has been renovated and transformed into a 7,000 square metre
museum that will be the home of design/architectural perspectives and
visions for 100 days
renowned curators have put together five fascinating exhibitions for ENTRY2006.
- Entry2006 exhibition
Skin envelops living things. It is a substance with fascinating properties:
it reacts to light, expands, and retracts; it can be wounded and manipulated;
it can regenerate itself. It is the inspiration for a series of modern
materials with similar characteristics.
Exteriors and membranes are of great importance in today’s world.
Surfaces are assuming new functions and are being used in innovative designs.
»Second Skin« features examples from the fields of furniture,
fashion, architecture, health, and the media.
is the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s new exhibition on skins. It features
products and developments from the past four years as well as selected
objects from the original Cooper-Hewitt,
2002 exhibition Skin: Surface, Substance and Design.
Lupton, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution,
New York City, USA
- Entry2006 exhibition Open House
Open House, Intelligent
Living by Design presents innovative and highly promising developments
from the fields of architecture, interior design, and communication design.
It reveals the wealth of opportunities and risks that are inherent in
high-tech houses. The house of the future is crammed full of complex functions.
Technological progress plays an important role in this regard, as do the
demands and requirements for high-quality habitation in a changing society
in which people have a greater life expectancy.
Open House will open its doors for the very first time at ENTRY2006. From
Essen, it will move to the United States where it will be exhibited at
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA.
Curator: Alexander von Vegesack, director of the Vitra Design Museum,
Weil am Rhein, Germany, in co-operation with Art Center College of Design,
- Entry2006 exhibition
This exhibition provides
an overview of contemporary landscaping projects and concepts that have
played a key role in the renaturation of fallow land and the revitalisation
of urban space. It shows clearly that abandoned areas can be transformed
into parks and green areas. Videos and animations, models, drawings, computer
presentations, and large-format photos present more than twenty projects
from North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Groundswell, Constructing the Contemporary Landscape was first
held in the Museum of Modern Art in spring 2005. New projects have been
added to the exhibition for ENTRY2006. Moreover, ‘Groundswell’
focuses on the topical debate about strategies for the future design of
Curator: Peter Reed in collaboration with Irene Shum, Department of Architecture
and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Entry2006 exhibition
Talking Cities will feature innovative international design, architecture
and spatial interventions in a trans-disciplinary exhibition and event
platform. It stretches the boundaries of architecture and urban design
and shifts our perceptions of contemporary city spaces. Complete with
an audio lounge for screenings and talks, the space will be designed in
the spirit of Cedric Price’s Fun Palace – employing a flexible
construction that acts as social and informal architecture that can be
adapted and transformed by the protagonists. A dense collage of statements
and designs will make tangible the dialogue on reconfiguring, and reactivating
the marginal, residual and public spaces of our cities. Talking Cities
reveals new perspectives on the fragmented conditions that make up our
present day urban realities.
Curator: Francesca Ferguson, urban drift productions Ltd., Berlin, Germany
- Entry2006 exhibition Entry Paradise
Starting with classic
20th century industrial and emotional design, the Wall of Entry Paradise
takes in various eras of design including BANG design: bits, atoms, neurotechnology,
and genetic engineering. The exhibition heightens the visitors’
awareness of questions relating to perspectives and visions in design.
The motto of
Entry Paradise is design becomes invisible; design makes visible. With
this motto, the exhibition highlights the possibilities opened up by creative
work. New technologies expand the canon of design. So much has a direct
effect on important sectors of life. But should we be allowed to do everything
that is feasible? Design on a journey through virtual worlds to a utopian
Lippert, Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany, in collaboration with Prof.
Peter Wippermann, trendbüro, Hamburg, Germany. Exhibition design:
OMA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.