DESIGN

Sabine Marcelis creates installation from Barcelona Pavilion materials

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Designer Sabine Marcelis has used glass, travertine and polished metal to create a collection of sculptural interventions that respond to the materiality of Mies van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion. No Fear of Glass is the latest in a series of temporary installations staged at the pavilion, which is a recreation of the structure built by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for the Barcelona Expo in 1929. One of the instructions given to Mies van der Rohe when designing the pavilion was to “not use too much glass”. Marcelis playfully subverted this request by using glass as the main material for her interventions.

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