"The Difficult Duo"

15 21 June 2015
Messe Basel, Hall 1 Süd, Booth C04, Basel (CH)

Preview Day
Monday, June 15
Collectors preview: 12 – 5 pm (by invitation only)
Vernissage: 5 – 8 pm

Public Show Days
Tuesday & Wednesday, June 16 & 17: 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday & Friday, June 18 & 19: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21: 11 am – 7 pm

VIP cards and tickets are available at the gallery

Hall 1 Süd, Booth C04
Messe Basel, Messeplatz


For Design Miami / Basel’s Design Curio programme, MANIERA commissioned OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen and Richard Venlet to conceive an architectural installation. Inspired by the diminutive space in a Design Curio booth, the architects and artist decided to deprive space of space. They designed two narrow, consecutive corridor-like rooms that are connected through a door. The visitor is invited to walk from one room to the other and, due to the limited space, is forced to take a close look at the furniture, its materials
and textures.


Since its conception, MANIERA stages ‘duos’ of designers, artists and architects, that speak in a given space. Here the pieces are kept together. The two corridor-like rooms show two accidental worlds – a difficult duo. One space compiles the limited-edition furniture series MANIERA 01 & 02, designed by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen and Studio Anne Holtrop. The other shows the newest series MANIERA 03 & 04 by 6a architects and Richard Venlet. Rugs by textile designer and artist Christoph Hefti accompany the duos in both rooms.


pdf download: press release