The exhibition “Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – today” at the Vitra Design Museum is the first comprehensive show celebrating the night club as one of the most important design spaces of contemporary culture. Designing the exhibition-architecture we tried to internalize a specific design logic that had eveolved in those respective decades. Following the chronological approach of the exhibition, we designed spaces that represented an aura of , but without ever copying famous night clubs.
A real challenge was integrating the music in the exhibition. Disco music has to be loud, but how could that be done in an exhibition? We teamed up with Matthias Singer to conceive a space where the visitor is standing on a raised dance floor with an animated light installation that projected against mirrored walls to create the illusion of infinity. Over headphones visitors can choose between various playlists of famous disco tracks and get lost in music. Whilst the installation uses modern technical equipment, it remains abstract in terms of space and time.

Project assistants: Sami Ayadi, Alexandra Fürstenhagen, Jan Heinzelmann, Olivia Herms, Tilman Meyer, Charlotte Talbot (KGID)
Producer: Vitra Design Museum