Walk through a time machine of furniture styles and interior design in a new exhibition at MUDE, the Museum of Design and Fashion, in the Baixa district of Lisbon. Interiors: 100 Years of Interior Design in Portugal provides a comprehensive overview of design evolution, from 1900 to 1999, through the arrangement of furniture, glass, ceramics, porcelain, graphic design, textiles and fashion. The exhibition runs through 28 April 2013.
The exhibition is divided into ten sections representing each decade form the last century. Each decade is presented in three-dimensional reconstructions, as well as photography, models, documentation, illustrations and other objects from the period
Some designers represented include:
Álvaro Siza Vieira ■ Alberto Caetano ■ António Pedro Portugal Mendonça & Manuel Maria Reis ■ Conceição Silva ■ Cristino da Silva ■ Cassiano Branco ■ Daciano Costa ■ Eduardo Afonso Dias ■ Egas José Vieira ■ Fernando Távora ■ Fernando Salvador & Margarida Grácio Nunes ■ Luís Bevilacqua ■ Marques da Silva ■ Manuel Graça Dias ■ Raul Lino ■ Tomás Taveira ■ Ventura Terra.
The goal of the exhibition is to introduce the unique tastes, languages and culture of architecture and design throughout the century, while considering the effects of social issue from the time, including welfare, privacy and security, comfort and aesthetic quality. An interesting aspect is to see how the introduction of new materials and technologies changed or evolved styles.
Interiors: 100 Years of Interior Architecture in Portugal runs through 28 April 2013. For more information, visit the MUDE website.
MUDE – Museum of Design & Fashion
Rua Augusta, 24
Phone: +351 218 886 120
Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 to 18:00
Entrance is free