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Enter the Design Age during Art Week Miami

Rendering of H5’s project Enter the Design Age, The Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami Beach, 2018

On the occasion of Miami Art Week, The Wolfsonian Museum - FIU, presents a special design project. Entitled Enter the Design Age, the installation by the Paris-based creative studio H5 is on view from December 4, 2018 to May 31, 2019.

This site-specific installation stems from a collaboration between the Wolfsonian Museum FIU and H5 to make a statement about the richness of the museum’s collection on the façade of its building, appealing people to discover what is inside the museum. Extending and animating Enter the Design Age is a pulsating black-and-white video screened at night on the north side of the building.

"H5 chose its favorite medium, typography, to issue a giant appeal for people to enter and discover what’s inside.The installation highlights the richness of The Wolfsonian’s holdings—which date from 1850 to 1950, a century when design emerged as a profession and transformed the visual and material world—by embedding a timeline with information about key pieces in the lettering. Extending the installation is a video screened at night on the north side of the building, a kind of animated “big-bang” that imagines the collection’s origins. Wolfsonian Museum-FIU..."

About Studio H5

Founded in 1996 by Ludovic Houplain, H5 is composed of art directors, graphic designers, illustrators, filmmakers, and producers who collaborate on music videos, branding campaigns, and independent artworks. H5’s Logorama was awarded an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2010.

Major support for Enter the Design Age is provided by Dr. David and Linda Frankel, and Oui Design – a joint program initiated by the French Embassy Cultural Services and FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation –,Canal+ International, and Knight Foundation.