Berlin-based designer and editor Mario Lombardo is one of the world’s leading creatives in the field of editorial design. In his projects he juggles with photography, typography and strong visual identites in order to create awesome works of stunning beauty. He is the art director of Spex magazine (2001-2006) and Liebling, and works for many fashion and music labels. In 2006 he founded the BUREAU Mario Lombardo in Cologne. At the age of 35 he was awarded “Visual Leader of the Year” for his complete works by the Lead Academy in Hamburg. In 2010 Gestalten published “The Tender Spot: The Graphic Design of Mario Lombardo”, the first monograph to feature the broad spectrum of Lombardo’s creative output.
All our talks are for free (whether you are a member or not), held in english, at the auditorium of the MUDAM (the "Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean") in Luxembourg.
Monobloc tells the story of the best-selling piece of furniture of all time. Estimates claim there are a billion of these cheap plastic chairs in use all over the world. This unassuming chair threatens our environment and good taste but is indispensable for millions of people to whom a chair is a chair and nothing more. This is the tale of an object viewed through a critical eye on globalisation - a story that spans functionality and beauty, capitalism and sharing, consumption and recycling.