TAKE ART HOME | An Arts & Crafts Exhibition Design
LOCATION: Austin, Texas; United States
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of John Ruskin, the Harry Ransom Center, at the University of Texas at Austin will hold an exhibition of the Arts & Crafts Movement.
This proposal finds inspiration in the ideals of democratization and dissemination of art, as one of the primary goals of the A&C (we now find many of these ideas in IKEA, for example). The design, therefore, resembles a kit of parts that comes flat (also referencing Compakt, a furniture company from the time of Arts & Crafts) and can be assembled in the space.
Color is extracted from the wallpapers designed by William Morris, and is used to not only organize the space but also to create visual and neurological effects to the viewer (using warm colors with long wavelength to excite the retina when pieces on display are flat, and using cool tones with short wavelength to provide contrast with more visually-interesting 3D pieces and furniture).