This sculpture by Burkhalter Sumi, which stands in front of the main exhibition in the Giardini, is based on a design by Konrad Wachsmann that previously existed only in drawings. It is called “The Grapevine”, or “The Grapevine Structure”. Wachsmann is one of the leading proponents of industrial prefabrication alongside Angelo Mangiarotti, Marco Zanuso, Buckminster Fuller and Jean Prouvé. Fritz Haller, who developed the USM Modular Furniture with Paul Schärer, was Konrad Wachsmann’s most important student.
This project is supported by the USM Foundation.
Biennale Architettura 2018
26 May – 25 November 2018
La Biennale 2018, Photo P. M Romagnoli La Biennale 2018, Photo P. M Romagnoli
Marianne Burkhalter, Christian Sumi and Marco Pogacnik