Nightclubs and discotheques are hotbeds of
contemporary culture. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, they have
been centres of the avantgarde that question social norms and experiment with
different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art
with sound, light, fashion, and special effects to create a modern
Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today is the
first book to offer a comprehensive overview of the design history of the
nightclub, examining its cultural context and international scope. Examples
range from the Italian clubs of the 1960s created by the protagonists of
Radical Design to the legendary Studio 54 where Andy Warhol was a regular and
the Palladium in New York, designed by Arata Isozaki, as well as more recent
concepts by architecture studio OMA for the Ministry of Sound II in London.
Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters, flyers, and fashion, Night
Fever takes the reader on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour,
subculture, and the search for the night that never ends.
Exhibition "Night Fever - Designing Club Culture 1960-today"
from 17.03. - 09.09.2018 at the Vitra Design Museum