Nitsche, van de Velde…

“Nitsche, van de Velde und die Moderne um 1900”.  The exciting new exhibition at the Neues Museum Weimar is timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus. Based on the philosopher and cult figure Friedrich Nietzsche, the exhibition will present important works of early modernism in Weimar, including pieces by the Weimar Art School and prominent avant-gardists, e.g. Claude Monet and Max Beckmann, who enjoyed the support of Harry Graf Kessler. The exhibition will also present numerous functional and elegant works designed by Henry van de Velde.
Our assignment was to develop the colour palette for the interior walls of this prestigious exhibition. It was important to develop colour combinations true and exact to early modernism. To achieve this we sampled and analysed the colours of most of the original paintings and furniture. Using an NCS colour scanner we found the perfect match of colours to create the colour concept of each room.  Using this twenty first century technology we’ve accurately recreated the mood and emotion of this important design period. Not bad eh?
Exhibition design was made by whitebox from Dresden.