House of Wonders

HOUSE OF WONDERS at Pinakothek der Moderne


Pinakothek der Moderne
Die Neue Sammlung

The Design Museum
11.11.2016 ‐ 17.09.2017

exhibition concept / studio aisslinger & nicole losos
project management & styling / nicole losos
photocredits / patricia parinejad
text / studio aisslinger

The exhibition “HOUSE OF WONDERS” is devoted to a three-dimensional utopia, that portrays futuristic ideas of living, robots, and other assistive technologies, as well as design-driven progress. all of these are playfully and unpretentiously integrated in our analogue world and without greater consideration incorporated into everyday life. digital appliances and interfaces dominate our daily lives. the euphoria surrounding these technologies will succumb to a “laissez-faire” attitude: present excitement about digital achievements will shift to commonplace interaction with devices, currently perceived as utopian and futuristic.

in this installation the prospective domestication of technology is already implemented in analogue homes. life in the “house of wonders” becomes a symbiosis of living and working, a collage of archetypes and high-tech objects. various products and groceries are produced self-sufficiently indoors as well as outdoors. the perpetual change of architectures, rooms, objects, and living circumstances, will be tomorrow’s continuity.
werner aisslinger

a modular “construction kit” that allows for continuous extension, change, and modification of the building. through reconstruction the “pop-up house” adapts to individual and changing work arrangements, family structures, and living conditions it displays corner connectors, profiles, and surfaces, that are screwed together to form rooms. the building becomes a cluster, formed by the need for space.

a colorful reminder of the possible further use of old cars, aesthetically refreshed in the sense of “car-fashion”. upcycling is considered as a tool for prolonging the life cycle of products. after all, the co2 footprint of a newly manufactured car is hard to justify, despite its lower fuel and energy consumption. design here means redesigning pre-existing products taking into consideration that long lasting objects will always be more sustainable than their latest replacement / with kvadrat, denmark

genetically-optimized plants shaped by reusable metal frames into product typologies such as chairs. they can be “harvested” after a period of rapid growth / with osram, munich

a friendly gardening robot that assists on the product plantation. especially designed with berlin based designgroup triggerbangbang for the exhibition and dressed in a special 1972 olympics pullover / by knit knit from berlin

household drone dressed in a hand-knitted cardigan, programmed to hanging up the laundry / with triggerbangbang, berlin


the bathroom for working in: a room that combines well-being and coworking / with kaldewei, germany / axor hansgrohe, germany / ic berlin / b.lux, spain / foscarini, italy / moroso, italy


indoor farming and cooking get to be part of a seating landscape, that acts as a place of nomadic encounter for family and friends. cooking when seated as well as harvesting home-grown herbs and plants are new components of the living room: back to the nomadic and archaic way of cooking and communicating with each other / with infarm, berlin / moroso, udine / b.lux, spain

the paternoster lifts are an incorporated warehouse that caters to a change in living arrangements in the “pop-up house”. design objects and products can be exchanged or integrated correspondingly
with desede, switzerland / kvadrat, denmark / cappellini, italy / zanotta, italy / magis, italy / basf , germany / porro , italy / flötotto , germany / lema , italy / ciav , france, l´abbate , italy / vitra , switzerland / gerber , germany / conmoto , germany / piure , germany

books radiate coziness at the highest level. In our digital age, they are not only reading material in old-school format, but the distinguishing marks of culture and civilisation that have become part of our dna. in the “chamber of books” presented here, the shelf made out of books is a “self-feeding system” and the book is omnipresent/ with conmoto, germany / b.lux, spain


combined with seating modules and swings, plants producing a high amount of oxygen convey the feeling of being outdoors and create a space, which serves as an indoor retreat and allows the resident to replenish / with kvadrat, denmark

the future consists in analogue interfaces for all digital data, which we receive – human beings are entities drawn to haptics. therefore screens will soon be outdated and replaced by warm and enjoyably tactile interfaces inspired by new materials. flip-dots are part of this return to pleasant displays, making noises while friendly clicking along / with thegreeneyl, berlin & alfa-zeta, poland

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