A Living Room for a Working Couple's Office

AD New Perspectives I 21/10/2022 - 23/10/2022 I Kronprinzenpalais, Berlin

Ester Bruzkus Architekten was invited by Architectural Digest Germany to participate in the exhibition "New Perspectives" to demonstrate our own perspective.

We design rooms and furniture for a particular place or need; our design is a dialogue with the architectural history of the city across time: through color, material, research, compassion, precise planning, remembering, projecting into the future. In 1928, the largely forgotten Berlin-based architect and interior designer, Harry Rosenthal, had a similar task as we did – to make an exhibit to present his design perspective at a show very much like the AD show – and he showed "Wohnzimmer für ein berufstätiges Ehepaar," (“Living room for a working couple”). The setting was a combination of built-in and loose furniture, a translation of a traditional built-in aristocratic setting for a modern couple. Just as Rosenthal translated a furniture typology into a different context to make a point about his era, we proposed to take built-in domestic furniture from the home into the office, demonstrating the possible domesticities of the workplace.

If you were one of the 3,500 people who came to the AD New Perspectives show last weekend, thank you for coming by to see our exhibition!