Alvar Aalto 36/401
"Schichten" - Löffler Collection
Former Diocesan Museum/Cologne
From 18.10. to 04.11.2012
In Cologne in the former Diocesan Museum / Roncalliplatz from October 18th to November 4th the exhibition "Schichten” took place. Laminated wood and bent plywood from the Löffler Collection was presented. The Löffler collection holds in all more than 900 pieces, from which 58 objects were shown here. In total, these pieces cover a period of more than two hundred years. All the objects are made totally or partly of ply and/or laminated wood. You could find rare and interesting furniture like a Chapius armchair from the early 19th or the chair "Lainskanlinna 12" by Alvar Aalto from the 20th century. The AP Stool by Shin Azumi - designed in 2010 - and the 3D Legno by Claus Breinholt - designed in 2003 and first sold in 2008 - showed which forms in plywood are possible today thanks to advances in technology of molding of plywood.
The exhibition was curated by Mag. art Heide Leitner and Helmut Klarner who brought her deep knowledge in the selection of the objects. One wishes more such small but carefully, knowledgeable exhibitions, designed with great attention. Unfortunately, the duration of the presentation in Cologne was very short, but the 2010 newly built museum for the Loeffler Collection located in Reichenschwand/near Nuremberg certainly is worth a visit.