THE AUCTION ROOM
Co-curated with Designers Block for London Design Week
Supported by: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

2011

With: Alex Hellum, Monika Piatkowski, Hendzel and Hunt,Postler Ferguso, Studio 80, Graphic Relie, Paul Bishop, Hugo Passos, Yehrin Tong, Jorun Hognesen, Thomas Ives, Katrin Baumgarten, Max Cairn, Harry Trimble, Felix How


The Auction Room was an architecture- exhibition. Chairs, lighting, decoration, gavel, etc - were commissioned to different designers. Together they formed an auction room. The complete set of objects was exhibited for a week, at the end of which, everything was auctioned. Visitors could bid on their preferred items, using every form of currency except money. At the end of the auction, contracts were celebrated between creators and winning bidders. Most offers consisted of services, like the design of a website, travel or other goods.



 



Graphic Design: Joana Pestana
Film: Pedro Lino
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