USM has held a series of events in Barcelona, from 24 to 26 May 2018, where it has transformed the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion into a home, in collaboration with the international magazine Openhouse. The collaboration included a day of talks on art, architecture and design, with guests such as Alberto Campo Baeza, Solo Houses and UNStudio.
USM continued to explore the limits between private life and work during this event in which the public was able to wander around the USM furniture, sit down and relax in this iconic Pavilion. The choice of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion was not by chance, since the Swiss brand is an official sponsor of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, which makes use of the USM modular furniture system in its offices and in the Pavilion shop. For its part, Openhouse has presented issue number 9 of its magazine in the framework of the event.
The Pavilion opened to the public on Thursday in the morning, when a press conference was held to present the project “At home with Mies”.
On Friday evening, 50 guests were invited to a very special dinner by the pool. A huge table, candlelight, and the Spanish night sky presented the perfect setting for an enjoyable evening.
On Saturday, the Pavilion hosted a series of talks, during which the guests could question the relationship between architecture and life. Big names from architecture, art and design were present, such as Alberto Campo Baeza, Solo Houses, the Utzon family, the Gomis family, Side Gallery, Sabine Marcelis, UNStudio and USM. Liam Aldous from Monocle, Miriam Giordano from Labóh and Inma Buendía from Openhouse moderated the talks.
USM will continue to explore the boundaries between life and work – stay tuned for the next project!
Pavilion Mies van de Rohe
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7