Mues Design

There are two parts to this exhibition design for Finnish video artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila at Tate Modern: the typographic installation in the cafe area adjacent to the galleries and a reading room concept within the exhibition space itself.

Inspired by the commissioned furniture (Untothislast, Brick Lane, London), cut out of plywood by a wood-cutting plotter, all 6000 letters used for this show were produced in the same way.

Statistical facts, geographical information and quotes from Finnish literature build up a map of the artist’s home country on the walls of the cafe.

In turn, the reading room is framed by a wrap-around quote from Ahtila, made up of individually cut wooden letters.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila
Tate Modern

There are two parts to this exhibition design for Finnish video artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila at Tate Modern: the typographic installation in the cafe area adjacent to the galleries and a reading room concept within the exhibition space itself.

Inspired by the commissioned furniture (Untothislast, Brick Lane, London), cut out of plywood by a wood-cutting plotter, all 6000 letters used for this show were produced in the same way.

Statistical facts, geographical information and quotes from Finnish literature build up a map of the artist’s home country on the walls of the cafe.

In turn, the reading room is framed by a wrap-around quote from Ahtila, made up of individually cut wooden letters.