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Projection test for the Names memorial, the room is still empty now. Our Colonial Heritage

24.05.2022 at 15:17 by Wendy Snoek

Growing steel structures. Growth, what is that?

05.04.2022 at 14:00 by Lucandrea Baraldi

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The ideal spot for the Herron. The Voice of Urban Nature

21.03.2022 at 10:33 by Herman Kossmann

Slowly towards the opening on the 8th of February! Our Land

01.02.2022 at 17:34 by Remco Swart

Together with photographer Sander van den Bosch, we are measuring and photographing all floors of the palace. Visitors will soon be walking on 'invisible' carpets, in order to experience the original atmosphere of the rooms as fully as possible. Paleis Het Loo

26.01.2022 at 12:54 by Robin Schijfs

After all those days at home behind a screen, it is very nice to finally do some hands-on experimenting with projections and different layers of transparent fabrics... Nature

07.12.2021 at 17:33 by Pauline Fer

Work in progress for Museum Sophiahof. In progress…

02.12.2021 at 17:28 by Remco Swart

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Work in progress for a children's tour Work in Progress

25.11.2021 at 09:35 by Annika Jacobs

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Barefoot in an exhibition? Together with the Stapferhaus, we are looking at what this means for the perception of the visitors... Nature

24.11.2021 at 18:23 by Robin Schijfs

With a few kickoff days (and nights) in the mountains of Switzerland, we have firmly started the draft design for the new Nature exhibition at the Stapferhaus! Nature

30.09.2021 at 11:09 by Robin Schijfs

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Cleaning out tree routs before they will be lifted to the ceiling Groote Museum

25.09.2021 at 12:29 by Michel de Vaan

Milling earth elevation minus water from a special foam. Here we show how little drinking water there actually is on earth. Groote Museum

30.06.2021 at 12:04 by Michel de Vaan

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Super exiting moment discovering the panels of the « 4 visions on the Anthropocene » box we made for the Vienna Biennal 2021! Work in Progress

12.05.2021 at 12:00 by Lea Chenot

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A big empty space, right before installing all exhibits at WeTheCurious! Project What If

01.02.2021 at 12:19 by Ina Meininghaus

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Safety vs. functionality: looking for the best headphones to use in a factory Expedition HVC

07.01.2021 at 17:39 by Roel Bolhuis

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The new temporary exhibition in House of European History is 'under construction' Fake (f)or Real

07.01.2021 at 17:32 by Tsur Reshef

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The last steps before the Coronel Pavilion at the Portuguese-Israeli Cemetery Beth Haim is opened! Coronel pavilion

29.11.2020 at 14:30 by Remco Swart

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All in good hands with Fiction Factory Museum of the Mind

07.11.2020 at 17:32 by Femke Bijlsma

Seeking
the Truth

FAKE. The Whole Truth

Stapferhaus, Lenzburg (CH) / Hygiene-Museum, Dresden (DE)

The Stapferhaus in Lenzburg, Switzerland. A museum without a collection, that for years has been investigating what an exhibition really is. They view exhibitions as an appealing way to engage into a critical discussion with their audience and address relevant contemporary themes. Most museums are delicate buildings where you can’t just put screws into the ceiling, let in daylight, remove parts of the floor, or move the entrance. However, in the new Stapferhaus all this is possible. As we were involved in the early stages of design with Swiss Pool Architekten, the Stapferhaus building now has infinite possibilities and freedom for every new exhibition maker.

Location
Lenzburg (CH) / Dresden (DE)
Client
Stapferhaus / Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Year
2022 / 2018
Surface
1,300 m2
Status
Temporary
Role
Spatial design, graphic design, promotion, magazine
Team
Matt Vermeulen (lead), Herman Kossmann, Robin Schijfs, Pauline Fer, Julia Meyerrose, Roel Bolhuis
Concept
Stapferhaus (Sibylle Lichtensteiger, Daniel Tyradellis)
Construction
Kloosterboer
Light design
Tokyo Blue (CH), Meier & Mathis Schreinerei (CH)
AV-hardware
Tweaklab (CH)
Film, animation
Shoho, Lucid (CH)
Adaptation for Hygiene-Museum
Focus + Echo, Andreas Pinkow
The opening exhibition: 'Fake.'

We were also allowed to design their opening exhibition: Fake. Die ganze Wahrheit (Fake. The Whole Truth). We transformed the museum into a labyrinth with many rooms, ‘das Amt für die ganze Wahrheit’ (The Office for the Whole Truth). It covers all aspects of truth and untruth, from The Service for the Truth to a Department for Pinocchio research. The exhibition was extended twice and broke all visitor records.

Fake is everywhere. And always has been.

When you visit Fake, you come across a large number of counters that show the theme of ‘truth’ from many unexpected sides. The first fake product you get as an infant: the pacifier. The Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. The judge’s robe which gives the impression of credibility. In Fake every space misleads you by showing the thin line between ‘true’ and ‘false’. It shows that there is a usefulness and necessity to lies, and that together we constantly redefine what we see as ‘true’ and ‘false’.

Fake magazines, a poster campaign and visitor passes.

We were also responsible for the graphic design and DTP of the poster campaign key visual and items such as visitors passes and event brochures. We curated illustrators (such as Sebastiaan van Doninck, Christoph Frei, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Thomas Ott and Emma Verhulst) and did the art direction for a 130-page magazine. Fake. Das Magazin parodies the well-known German news magazine Der Spiegel and features fake ads, fake recipes and a crossword puzzle. The first print of 4000 copies sold out quickly, so the magazine was reprinted in an edition of 10.000 copies.

Awards

European Museum of the Year Award 2020

Winner

European Design Award 2019

Miscellaneous Exhibition Design, Silver

Muse Design Award 2019

Interior Design, Platinum winner

International Design Award 2020

Print / Editorial, Bronze winner