Exhibition: BEWundern


Thursday, February 9, until Sunday, February 14, 2017

Stadt Aachen

On the occasion of the opening of the "Bürgerliche Kunstkammer" at the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, students of the RWTH Aachen faculty of architecture developed models of modern modular, plug-in and shelving systems in the style of Kunst- or Wunderkammer collections of the Renaissance. This led to designs that take up current trends in furniture design while also introducing new concepts in spatial perception in order to present the objects. The best 13 designs will now be shown at the exhibition.


Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Wilhelmstr. 18, 52070 Aachen

Exhibition Opening February 8, 2017, 6:30pm

Professor Michael Schulze, director of the Department for Sculptural Design at RWTH Aachen's Faculty of Architecture, had tasked the 40 students taking part in his latest Stegreif seminar to design a modern form of presentation for an imaginary collection of aproximately 100 different artifacts and curiosities. These were to be displayed in modular, plug-in, or other type of shelving systems, specifying that each compartment be safe from dust and be lockable by means of a simple mechanism.

Lecture following exhibition opening

Following the opening of the exhibition on February 8, 2017, Stefan Laube, cultural scientist and historian at Humboldt University of Berlin, will give a lecture at 7:30pm in the Kaminraum of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum entitled “Stacheliger Schuh und grinsender Leopard – Die Kunst- und Naturalienkammer der Franckeschen Stiftungen als Schaufenster in die Ferne.”