OMA presents The Pan-European Living Room
The Design Museum of London unveils its new headquarters with the exhibition Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World. Eleven installations created by some of the most thought-provoking designers and architects working today. Among them, OMA, the architecture practice founded by Rem Koolhaas, presents the “Pan-European Living Room” in response to the recent Brexit vote. Among the different design products chosen from each of the 28 EU member states, the “News” rug by Martí Guixé has been included. The installation proposes that our very notion of the domestic interior has been shaped by an ideal of European cooperation and trade.
The centrepiece of the room is a vertical blind in the form of the OMA-designed barcode flag for the EU.