Cuban Interior Design in the Sixties and Seventies

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 22 abr. 2017 14:54 por Reinaldo Togores Fernández   [ actualizado el 22 abr. 2017 15:25 ]

The Los Carpinteros workshop (Calle Este # 8 between 37 and Parque, Nuevo Vedado, Havana) invites to "The Museum of Machines, the Cuban Revolution's architecture of closed spaces in the 60s and 70s", an exhibition that brings together the experiences of architects and interior designers during the first years of the Revolution (Gonzalo Córdoba, Walter Betancourt, Mercedes Álvarez y Hugo DʼAcosta, Vittorio Garatti, Sergio Baroni, Roberto Gottardi, Heriberto Duverger, Iván Espín, Eva Björklund, Reinaldo Togores, Joaquín Galván, Rodolfo Fernández Suárez, Antonio Quintana y María Teresa Muñiz).

The event includes from furniture and interventions for high-level offices, to the most utopian projects dedicated to extending the massive consumption of design in the new prefabricated houses for the Cuban people. With the curatorship of Abel González Fernández and the collaboration of artists like Leandro Feal, Hamlet Lavastida, Rigoberto Díaz and Renier Quer (Requer), the exhibition deals with the images and the experiences of individual and collective creation of those days.

As part of the exhibition, starting at 5:30 PM on Friday 31, the experimental house by Hugo D'Acosta and Mercedes Álvarez produced as a prototype between 1964 and 1968 can be visited. This house is located in Masó Street between Pedro Pérez and Auditor Streets, in the Havana quarter of El Cerro.

María Teresa Muñiz and Reinaldo Togores with Luis Ramírez, author of the reproductions included in the exhibition, in his Havana workshop.
Eva Björklund with Luis Ramírez at the exhibition's inauguration.