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ADAM - ART & DESIGN ATOMIUM MUSEUM

Inge Van Eycken

Square de l’Atomium
BE-B-1020 Bruxelles - Brussel

www.adamuseum.be
Inge.vaneycken@atomium.be

Arnaud Bozzini


arnaud.bozzini@atomium.be


ADAM - Art & Design Atomium Museum (Plasticarium)

From 11/12/2015 - CPA : 22/10/2015

Initiated by the Atomium Exhibitions Department [Atomium Expo], the Art & Design Atomium Museum is the result of a dual objective. One aim relates to the Atomium’s role as a tourist attraction and a cultural and educa- tional centre. With this in mind, the department was keen to organise exhibitions on a larger scale than the limited space available in the Atomium. The ideal solution was to establish a location in the immediate area around the building. The other aim was to provide the best possible setting in which to display an exceptional design collection [the Plasticarium]. Its former owner [Philippe Decelle] wanted the collection to remain together and to form part of a museum project for Brussels. Launched in the 1980s, this remarkable collection, the only one of its kind in the world, comprises several thousand plastic objects, from the most commonplace everyday items to works of art. The intention behind this project was to create an exemplary type of art and design exhibition. In this way, it forms part of the cultural programme established by the Atomium following its renovation (2006) and its 50th anniversary (2008). What do the notions of modernity and progress – the key words for Expo 58 – mean now, with regard to contemporary creativity, design and architecture?

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Exhibition © ADAM


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Staircase © Studio Jean Nouvel © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM


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Vases, E. Marri, 1968-72 © ADAM


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In 1969, Ettore Sottsass created the Valentine typewriter. At the time he was head of the design department at Olivetti,having been appointed to the position in 1958 at just...


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Rocking chair MT3, 205 © R. Arad © ADAM


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With this Electric Plug, Klasen, one of the founders of the New Figuration movement, ironically questions the dangers of modernity and of new technology. This sculptural...


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LPC, 2002 © M. Van Severen © ADAM


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Kanta Majus A., 1971 © V. Vasarely ADAM


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Through his innovative, futuristic, or even utopian approach, the style of the Italian designer Joe Colombo fits in the great currents that characterize the 1960s: the Pop...


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The comfortable Garden Egg, with its polyurethane foam seat pads covered in jersey fabric (containing nylon fibres), was designed for outdoor use. In the event of rain, the...


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Floris Male & Female, 1967 © G. Beltzig © ADAM


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Compression, 1970, France, Acrylic sheet, 51x29x24 cm © César


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Italian icon design from the beginning of the ‘70s, this cactus coat stand in polyurethane combines functionalism and playfulness. Edited by Gufram.


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ADAM XIV, c. 1960


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Chair © V. Panton © ADAM


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Exhibition © ADAM © Pierre & Pablo Lhoas, Scénography


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Entrance © ADAM © Pierre & Pablo Lhoas, Scenography


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Henri Simons, Director, Atomium asbl/vzw


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Pierre & Pablo Lhoas, Architects (Scenography)


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Philippe Decelle


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ADAM-Presse-FR.pdf
Dossier de presse


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ADAM-Press-ENG.pdf
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ADAM-Presse-D.pdf


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ADAM-PresseIT-2015.pdf
Press release (Italian)


Press Release

ADAM-PresseES_2015.pdf