We’re sure that all of you have entered in a cafeteria at least once in life and could remember how uninspired and unattractive design display most of them, so today we’re showing you a totally unique and in the same time surprising cafeteria design for which the internationally acclaimed artist Tobias Rehberger received the Golden Lion as best artist at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
We have to recognize that this cafeteria concept have nothing in common with those we know and it’s really a very inspiring place that reinvented the past ways of exhibition and turned its work of art into a trendy cafeteria. The modern art cafeteria called “Was du liebst, bringt dicht auch zum weinen” (“What do you love also makes you cry” in German) showcases geometric shapes and bright constrasting colors which intersects and interrupts each other forming complex patterns, a decorative style inspired by dazzle camouflage or dazzle painting used very much in World War I as a form of visual military deception.
The result was an amazingly cool environment that indeed created visually desorientation for the viewers and impressed through the ingenious use of customized furniture from Finnish furniture company Artek that complement and complete the whole design. This retro-inspired modern art cafeteria (if that makes any sense) pointed also the idea that catering halls deserve a more creative and artistic attention than they have in this moment. How do you comment this approach?
Photos © Katja Hagelstam and Wolfgang Guenzel