The exhibition, initially organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, spans two decades of the artist’s multifaced career, including working with artists like Takashi Murakami, Juergen Teller, and Arthur Jafa; material from Louis Vuitton, where he served as the first Black menswear artistic director; and unique pieces from brand cohorts including Braun.
What can fans expect from Braun and Abloh?
To celebrate 100 years of ‘good design’ in 2021, Braun entered a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Abloh that saw him delve into the Braun archives to update and co-curate the 1965 ‘Wandanlage’ hi fi audio wall unit with Braun’s design team into a “functional art” piece. It is the first time that the public will see the “functional art” during the exhibition at the museum.
Ben Wilson, Director of Communications at Braun Design, said: “When designing the reimagined Wandanlage hi fi audio wall unit with Virgil, our aim was to bring to life the ethos of good design – design that is Simple, Useful and Built to last – to broader audiences beyond purist design lovers. We are delighted to be supporting sponsors of the Brooklyn Museum’s Figures of Speech exhibition, and to share the functional art piece for the first time.”