The nightclub cultureVitra Design Museum

Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds
of the contemporary culture.


Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – today is the first exhibition to give a comprehensive overview of the design history of the nightclub, examining its cultural context: the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects.
The exhibition will be open from March 17th to September 9th and it will explain the interesting pop culture phenomenon through films and vintage photographs, posters, flyers, fashion, music, light and spatial installations. Examples range from Italian clubs of the 1960s created by the protagonists of Radical Design to the legendary Studio 54 where Andy Warhol was a regular, from the Palladium in New York designed by Arata Isozaki to more recent concepts by the OMA architecture studio for the Ministry of Sound in London.