GERMANY | London Design Biennale 2016

Utopia Means Elsewhere

The Pavilion took its title from a quote by John Malkovich that is set in classic typography on an outsized easel in a brilliant white space. In an ancillary, darkened room visitors could sit in chairs of Grcic's design in contemplation around a flickering, hypnotic digital fire, so as to encourage your mind to drift off 'elsewhere'. This was intended to encourage collective dreaming and evoke humanity's primordial fantasy of a better world.

  • Administering Body: German Design Council
  • Design Team: Konstantin Grcic, Olivia Herms
  • Curator: Konstantin Grcic
  • Supporting Bodies: Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy; Federal Foreign Office; Foundation Deutsches Design Museum