Join Ornamenta for the closing chapter of Transferium 2023, a preview of ORNAMENTA 2024 taking place in Germany's Northern Black Forest in summer months of next year.
Green valleys and sacred architecture make up much of the horizon of the German city of Pforzheim and the region. In Ornamenta's Solartal, art, and design practices are in conversation with supernatural forces and the inexplicable. Symbols are emancipating and appropriated by everyday modern life. Together with erected architecture and holistic worshipping, they are writing a new spiritual narrative for the next generations.
For the Calw-based firm Perrot Turmuhren, typeface designer and feminist Charlotte Rohde proposes a new sundial. As Europe adapts to a warming climate, Ornamenta explores innovative ways to harness the sun’s power and to integrate it into the Northern Schwarzwald industry. The design of the sundial will be informed by Rohde’s typeface and manufactured by Perrot. In the most ideal scenario, the work will be installed at various trading locations across the region to commemorate female entrepreneurship. Additionally, a consumer-sized sundial is also in the process of being developed and will be presented during the Solartal main show of ORNAMENTA 2024. This sundial serves as an example of how designers join forces with regional industries as part of the curated programme for 2024.
Opening: Wendesday October 4, 2023 at 6pm
October 6 - October 8, 2023
Fri. - Sun.
10am - 8pm