VILLUM WINDOW COLLECTION

The Window Magazine
The Window Magazine
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The Time Tunnel
The Time Tunnel
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The Window in Architecture
The Window in Architecture
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Classicism_Hammershøi
Classicism_Hammershøi
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The Glass Sample Wall
The Glass Sample Wall
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The Baroque
The Baroque
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The Renaissance
The Renaissance
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Classicism_Hammershøi
Classicism_Hammershøi
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Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau
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Modernism
Modernism
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Modernism
Modernism
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The Window's Elements & Techniques
The Window's Elements & Techniques
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The Window's Elements & Techniques
The Window's Elements & Techniques
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The Window's materials
The Window's materials
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The Window's Materials -  Sample table
The Window's Materials - Sample table
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The Window's Materials -  Sample table
The Window's Materials - Sample table
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The Window's personalities
The Window's personalities
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The Reception
The Reception
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The Staircase
The Staircase
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The Staircase
The Staircase
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Unique exhibition tells the story of the window as provider of access to light, air and view.

VILLUM WINDOW COLLECTION

topic
Featured
year 2015

The exhibition stages the window as a linear time travel through the ages. Window types, epochs, production techniques and methods are combined with a humanistic view of the window and explain how the window has influenced architecture, urban planning and quality of life.

Rosan Bosch Studio has developed a unique exhibition design based on an engaging scenography, with a focus on production methods, production techniques and architecture combined with stories about the window’s importance to people’s quality of life as part of a holistic narrative. The exhibition design communicates to the body and the senses and by combining narratives about the exhibited windows with sensual experiences, extends and opens up the experience to a larger audience. The exhibition creates a holistic experience, by combining window with narratives about cultural heritage – production methods and techniques, material samples, architecture and daily life.

The exhibition design builds around the ‘Time tunnel’ - a linear sequence of historic rooms, providing the visitor with a three-dimensional and sensuous experience of the window as a provider of access to light, air and view through the ages. The visitor can also explore more than 60 different types of historic windows from various points in time, based on style and chronology in the Window Magazine. Each panel show the colour spectra of daylight, and manifests a style period in the historic development of the window.

VILLUM Window Collection is under the patronage of the influential Danish window producer VKR Holding and contains 300 windows from year 1750 until today. The collection is unique in its vast collection of technical, stylistic and historical examples of the window’s development. VILLUM Window Collection represents a unique cultural heritage and is a tangible testimony to the window’s history and impact on society, architecture and daily life. This cultural heritage is now being made available to a wider audience.

VILLUM Window Collection has been nominated for the Danish Lighting Award 2015. See more

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