Nikola Znaor

Ornament for the Museum of Life and Death

2ns Semester 2014 MArch

Analogue & Digital Production

Professor: Oliver Domeisen, AAdipl

Designing ornament today is a daring task, in both practice and academia and must overcome the bounds of the clean and the white. It is precisely this architectural element, the white wall that is associated with museums, as well as the obsessive and extreme urge for a disembodied and neutral space. So against this, I propose a space out of an intense physicality, and aim to create an environment for the encounter of art that is both tactile and sensuous. It is this, in my opinion that has made exhibition spaces, cold and soulless, lacking a joy and a beauty that can be partly, if not entirely be brought back by ornamentation.

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