At Art Basel, the Off White designer (and musician, and so on), Virgil Abloh, debuted a new furniture design collection and installation, Twentythirtyfive, with Swiss design brand Vitra.
Twentythirtyfive, as the name suggests, envisions interior design in 2035. It has two rooms. The first, called “Past/Present” imagines a teenager’s room in the present day of 2019. The next room, called “Tomorrow,” fast forwards to 2035. That same teen is now all grown up, his approach to decor matured.
It’s a space for both work and play. The inhabitant’s past self still informs the space: notice that the green bean bag seen in the Past/Present version is still there, just enclosed in a glass box.
“To me, design always has the inherent idea of being a bridge from the past, with an eye towards the future,” Virgil Abloh says.
Virgil Abloh explains that the reason he chose specifically the year 2035 for this modern art furniture design collection and because 2035 is not that far into the future. The designer believes that our world will be a different place by then and that the design community will switch aswell. Virgil Abloh even wonders if we will have a need for art furniture in 2035, how peculiar would be that?
Twentythirtyfive will be on show from 12 June to 31 July and I Lobo You highly suggests that you visit it.
Photos of the exhibition are by Julien Lanoo.