“The Grapevine Structure” by Konrad Wachsmann becomes a sculpture by Burkhalter Sumi

Venice, Italy

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
Venice, Giardini/Arsenale
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

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