Victor Papanek

Vitra Design Museum, Germany

Vitra Design Museum, Germany

The life of designer, author and activist Victor Papanek, told via an eight-screen projection on a purpose-built structure.

This large-scale installation gives a highly visual introduction to Victor Papanek, his thoughts and theories.

NewAngle designed the structure and edited film for the exhibit, bringing together photographs from his notebooks, stills and slides from the Papanek Foundation, archive footage and imagery. The result is a multi-dimensional portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most influential champions of socially and ecologically responsible design.

The film puts Papanek’s work in context, giving visitors a picture of the political and social issues of the 1960s–80s. Overall, the result is a multi-dimensional portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most influential champions of socially and ecologically responsible design.