The Pan-European living room by OMA

The Pan-European living room by OMA
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Representación axonométrica. The Pan-European living room por OMA. Imagen © OMA.
The Design Museum in London will host the exhibition Fear and Love - Reactions to a Complex World which includes 11 proposals that have been led by different designers, among which we find this living room of European theme, work of OMA. The exhibition will open on November 24th, 2016.
The OMA office has positioned itself politically again - following the line that it began 15 years ago with its European bar code - this time in the exhibition of the Design Museum in London in the exhibition Fear and Love, with an installation called The Pan-European living room, responding to the Brexit phenomenon. 28 pieces of furniture from each of the EU countries that make up a prototypical living room, which we could find in any of them - including the United Kingdom - with the bar code generating the common background.

Description of project by OMA


We invented the EU barcode some fifteen years ago: an alternative, colourful symbol for the European Union. A symbol of optimism. The EU – that was the idea – could be fun.

At the time such optimism seemed warranted, but in more

Project Proyecto
The Pan-European Living Room; Fear and L
ove: Reactions to a Complex World exhibition at the new Design Museum (24 November 2016 – 23 April 2017) Program: 36 m Exhibition Space Partner in charge: Reinier de Graaf Team: Samir Bantal, Janna Bystrykh, Miguel Taborda, Mario Garcia, Filippo Mecheri COLLABORATORS Design Museum Curators: Justin McGuirk, Gonzalo Herrero Delicado Team: Rebecca England, Emily Durant, Yan Hong Wong
Status Estado
Completed Completo
Year Año
Location Localización
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High S
treet, W8 6AG London
Client Cliente
Design Museum

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