Design and Architecture for Air Travel

Drawings of KLM plane, KLM minivan, KLM boarding stairs, KLM plane tail, and KLM bus.

A new design for KLM. FHK Henrion Archive

This major touring exhibition originated by the Vitra Design Museum included graphic material from the F H K Henrion Archive. Luggage tags, timetables and other Celebrating the aesthetic of the golden age of air travel, a time when flying still retained something of the attraction of the unusual. The exhibition also presents some convincing and visionary projects of today. The catalogue in both English and German versions has approximately 250 pages and more than 400 illustrations – and it fits in your carry-on luggage. The nine essays focus on topics like the history of air cabin design, the corporate design of airlines, uniform fashion, the graphics of air travel posters, and the significant role that aviation played as a inspiration for architecture, design, and art up to the present day.

 Exhibition Tour

15.08.2008 – 09.11.2008, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul
12.04.2007 – 27.05.2007, Tramway, Glasgow
22.07.2006 – 05.11.2006, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
08.03.2006 – 28.06.2006, Technisches Museum, Vienna
12.08.2005 – 02.10.2005, Airport Zurich, Eventdock, Zurich-Kloten
18.03.2005 – 19.06.2005, Design Museum, Gent
15.05.2004 – 27.02.2005, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein