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Brussels and Vitra Design Museums are the first big fair in the design of nightclubs.

Say "Night Fire" and the Bee Gees' tub will return to you. Love to Tony Manero with or without pictures of John Travolta sliding on the bright floor of the nightclub. That's good: this scene from "Saturday Night Fever" runs in a loop on a screen in the middle of an exhibition proposed by Adam. Co-production with the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. "Night Fire" Club design culture of the 60's today. "No exhibitionsThe director of Vitra says Mateo Kries. At least very wide. & # 39; Designing & # 39; should not be taken literally. Truly & # 39; phenomenon & # 39; We want to catch the night club. Among other things, the discotheques & # 39; unimportant

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If ”the fire of Saturday night de made a box office box in 1977, it may be because of the i message 39 that this dive transfers to an unspecified disc. By the end of the 1970s, the manifestations of the consumer society may (possibly) rise with a personal talent – an artistic talent such as dance.

Since they existed and especially since the sixties, discotheques have always been more than dance floors. Consider, for example, the Haçienda in Manchester, founded in 1982 by Tony Wilson, head of the Factory label (Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, Belgians Names, …). Baptized according to the motto of the conditioners, the place is first of all temple of new wave and then techno and acid house. It then vibrates with the famous voice of local bands – the Happy Monday, the "Madchester" style, shaped by Stone Roses and other Charlatans. Haçienda established in yacht lovers in the old barn of a shop, then interior designer Ben Kelly of house and factory label Peter Saville.

Focusing on places that become iconic or legendary Paradise Garage in New York and Studio 54, Berghain and Tresor in Berlin, Les Bains Douches in Paris or Mirano The exhibition, organized in Brussels, shows that entertainment, nightlife and club culture are also design and graphics, architecture, music creation, technology, fashion history. sociology.

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Moebius Ku in Ibiza

A stone throw from Walter Van Beirendonck's fashion creations, (almost) Roland TR-808"ze" drum machine, which may never be "Sexual Healing" or "French Kiss". According to the Guinness Book, it is noticed that the great Jean Giraud alias Moebius once drew a poster for the biggest club in the world of Ku (now Privilege) in Ibiza. . He discovered that Jim Henson, the creator of Muppets, did not think of anything else as well as aligned sketches. This is to discover that in front of the mousetrap and its amyl nitrate capsule there is no limit to the creation of an invitation to the Alan's "Gnarly party" in Manhattan. One is headed by the Radical Design, and the Italian architects made a discotheque at the beginning of the 70s as a social and political manifesto of temporary Bamba Issa.

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Called "Night Fire" will expand Yet. In next March, the Belgian stage will focus on a specific subject with posters, posters and flyers from the 70s to 2010. This collection will not detract from the already existing Brussels Club Map for who can benefit. After the Adam's day, the night life of the capital and still to be (again) to submerge.

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