Trix & Robert Haussmann. The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective

14 Jul 2018 – 7 Oct 2018

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Any bus to Nottingham City Centre
  • Lace Market Tram Stop
  • Nottingham Station

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Nottingham Contemporary presents the first UK retrospective of Trix & Robert Haussmann – one of the most significant and intriguing Swiss architects and designers of the twentieth century.


The exhibition celebrates the duo’s playful innovations, concerning illusion and ambiguity.

Blending diverse influences, from pop culture to 16th-century styles, their work spans architecture, product design, installation, furniture and textiles. The exhibition brings together works from the last 50 years, such as adapted chairs from the 1960s, with maquettes, fragmented neoclassical pillars and recent mirrored works.

The exhibition design has been conceived by Caruso St John Architects – architects of Nottingham Contemporary’s RIBA  Award-winning building, and includes interventions by artists  Liam Gillick and Karl Holmqvist, and design studio Petra Blaisse (Inside/Outside).

The exhibition is curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen (gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich), with a contribution from Sabine Sträuli (gta archives, ETH Zurich). It is designed and supported by Caruso St John Architects, and is a collaboration with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and with the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), ETH Zurich. Supported by Caruso St John Architects and Tisca.

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