meubles parlantes

milan design week

Inspired by the “meubles parlantes”, talking furniture with inlays of poems, proverbs and inscriptions – a craft very popular during classicism and the art nouveau era – the choreographer Chris Haring and the electronic musician Andreas Berger produce a living space, originally created for the Milan Design Week. The character of this staging – strongly related to that of an installation – sets the individual exhibits into an unusual context. Acoustic intervention brings objects to live. An organic “living room” comes into existence. The artistic interpretation transforms the exhibition space into a sonic landscape, the character of design objects get shifted, making them communicate amongst each other, following the motto: what is our furniture doing, when we are not around?

24/03/2011 - 14/04/2011

Foment de les Arts i del Disseny, Barcelona, ES

14/10/2010 - 31/10/2010

Lodz Design Festival, PL


Galvanotechnica Bugatti, Milano, IT


Concept, Choreography: Chris Haring
Sound Environment: Andreas Berger (Glim)
Light Design: Thomas Jelinek
Technical Consulting: Roman Harrer
Production Liquid Loft: Marlies Pucher

Realized thanks to the initiative of Advantage Austria, with special thanks to Robert Punkenhofer & Team