The Exhibition of the Museum of Applied Art and Kubo furniture showroom


December 8th 2005 – January 9th 2006

During the last decade of the nineteenth century witnesses the arrival of avant-garde in art, encompassing works of art that within themselves carry ideas ad their visual interpretation, not entirely close and understandable to their contemporaries, and that, by means of its modernism open new possibilities of perception of reality and anticipate the future. In time the most valuable modern works have become classic values. Exactly that kind of works of the modern movement and international style in furniture design are presented at this exhibition, organized in the cooperation between the Museum of Applied Art and the Belgrade company ''Kubo'', which represents ''Cassina'' i ''Knoll'' – two of the most prestigious manufacturers and retailers of world’s most significant designers.

The exhibition presented works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Piere Jeanneret, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia and Eero Saarinen.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Frank Lloyd Wright
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
Marcel Laiko Breuer
Le Corbusier – Charles Edouard Jeanneret
Chralotte Perriand
Pierre Jeanneret
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Harry Bertoia
Eero Saarinen

Exhibition concept:
Marija Bujić, curator at the Museum of Applied Art
Aleksandar Ećimović, Kubo
Bojana Popović, MA, curator at the Museum of Applied Art

Catalogue text:
Ivanka Zorić, director of the Museum of Applied Art
Boris Ećimović, director of Kubo
Bojana Popović, MA, curator at the Museum of Applied Art
Catalogue and exhibition design: Aleksandar Stanković, Studio Kubo

Exhibition curator:
Bojana Popović MA, Senior Curator

Lectures adhering to the “Modern Classics” exhibition
December 15th 2005, Žad Gallery

Mirco Opezzo, manager, Cassina
On Cassina’s History

Carl Magnusson, designer and one of the directors of Knoll
Funny Views on 3500 years of design