Patterns and material innovation form a perfect match. On elastic soft lounge furniture made of polyurethane foam lies a glass mosaic with a pattern of abstracted numbers.
Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
This exhibition at Berlin’s Haus am Waldsee dedicated itself to innovative product design in the city. Seventeen internationally recognized designers transformed the gallery into a “home.” The space allocated to J. MAYER H. was adorned with various translations of data protection patterns onto wallpaper, soft furnishings, and pictures. Data protection patterns emerged in the early twentieth century to ensure the secure transfer of sensitive information, lining the inside of envelopes and making it impossible to read the text inside. These patterns can be interpreted as a contemporary ornamental byproduct of the process of data control. They are prototypical for the information transactions of the twentieth century and invoke the current debate around personal privacy and the public domain.
Bisazza SPA, Soft Mosaic Collection
Partner in charge:
Jürgen Mayer H.