Ph.D. Candidate, Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade
Ph.D. Candidate, Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade

ARHITEKTURA NAMEŠTAJA: upotrebni predmeti u stvaralaštvu Mustafe Musića
ARCHITECTURE OF FURNITURE: Utility Objects in the Opus of Mustafa Musić

Journal 10/2014 (Museum of Applied Art), pages 69-78

72.071.1 : 929 Musić M.

Abstract (original language):
Predmet ovog istraživanja je stvaralaštvo arhitekte Mustafe Musića izvan arhitektonskog projektovanja koje se odnosi na dizajniranje upotrebnih „art objekata“ i specifičnog komadnog nameštaja. U užem određenju predmet istraživanja su „art objekti“ Sto (Igrača, Strelca, Mislioca) iz 1982. godine, name

Key words: (original language)
arhitektura, Mustafa Musić, nameštaj, Sto (Igrača, Strelca, Mislioca), noćni klub „XL“

The object of the present research is the opus of architect Mustafa Musić which developed apart from his architectural designs, which comprises the design of „art objects“ and specific pieces of furniture. In the first part of the essay, titled “Architect as Designer of Furniture – from an Autonomous to the Socially Engaged Creator”, the authors explain the idea of design of utility objects through the concept of “Total Work of Art” and give a survey of the genesis of this idea since the Secession movement, at the beginning of the 20th century, until today. Ina review of radical architectural and design breaking forth, especially characteristic for the Italian art scene during the 1960s and the1970s, and in a review of Hans Hollein “Alles ist architectur”, from 1968, the authors introduced into this essay an aspect of criticism from which they proceeded to the analysis of the opus of this architect. In the second part of the essay, titled “The Opus of Architect Mustafa Musić in the Realm of Design of Art Objects and Specific Pieces of Furniture”, the authors follow the course of maturation of postmodernist thought in the works of the architect, based on the analysis of installation “Table (of Player, Archer, Thinker)” from 1982. In this research, the authors singled out the analogous positions in international, radical, practice in furniture design, that are presumed to be critical and professional models for Musić, the architect. In addition, in this part of the essay, the authors analyzed also the period of cultural isolation from 1990 to 2000 and Musić's creations from this period. Researched are the models and the concepts of utility objects designed for nightclub “XL” 1995/97, and table “Amoeba” from 2000.

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