Almost the complete works of the Viennese architect Adolf Loos (1870-1933) arrives to Barcelona on 14 December in a show that shows the importance of the distinction between private and public spaces. The Museu del Disseny Barcelona will host this exhibition until February 25 2018, curated by Pilar Parcerisas, about the work of one of the pioneers of the modern movement.
This exhibition at the Museu del Disseny Barcelona focuses on the aesthetic revolution of Loos in Vienna, where from 1900 he began to create a functional architecture, away from ornamentation, never seen until then. Loos created the concept of “Raumplan”, which distinguishes the different rooms of a house based on its usefulness and focused large spaces at the points with the confluence of people, leaving, for example, the simpler spaces for private rooms.
Adolf Loos exhibition displays more than 120 furnitures with which the architect revealed against the Viennese secession, recovering the classical column, cladding and traditional values of classicism and thus making that arose the concept of economy in the architectural construction. The furniture in the exhibition were created between 1899 and 1931 for interior spaces. This material is mixed with vintage photographs, lithographs, drawings, writings and drawings of architectural projects and models of works and projects that finally did not continue.
This is, until now, the most comprehensive exhibition of objects and furniture of Adolf Loos. Consists of 6 areas: Otto Wagner and secession; the crisis of the domestic space, male and female spaces; form and function of furniture; Interiors: build, live and use, tradition and modernity.
The works come from nine lenders: The Albertina Museum (Vienna), Wien Museum, Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München, Julius Hummel collection (Vienna), Markus Kristan collection (Vienna), collection Ernst Poil (Vienna), J. & L. Lobmeyr (Vienna), CCCB (Barcelona) and a private collection in United Kingdom. It is in these interior spaces where we can see the Adolf Loos more intimate that creates the apartment as the refuge of the individual to society, thus giving step at the beginning of the culture of the habitat, of private spaces.