Night Fever

by Intern Flaunt

Presenting a Panorama of Nightclubs from 1960-Today with Vitra Design Museum’s Night Fever

 DISCOTHEQUE FLASH BACK IN BORGO SAN DALMAZZO. CA. 1972. INTERIOR DESIGN: STUDIO65. © PAOLO MUSSAT SARTOR.

DISCOTHEQUE FLASH BACK IN BORGO SAN DALMAZZO. CA. 1972. INTERIOR DESIGN: STUDIO65. © PAOLO MUSSAT SARTOR.

We all have our flavor, don’t we? Greasing palms as you step out of the Aston, Sinatra piped in to swanky digs, a highball in hand, the snap of wood soles on tile. Or maybe: acid tests and atonal jazz, the tuned-in and turned-on stumbling into doors of perception. Or? Lost weekends in the depths of a dark soviet-era Berlin bomb shelter, tweaked out bankers sharing speed with the bohemes, dancing to endless industrial sets before emerging Monday morning to scurry off to office jobs in Alexanderplatz.

For every taste there’s a tonic, and over the years, the spaces in which we’ve reveled have shown creativity to match the outfits picked in prelude to the evening, the music made therein, and all the varied ways we get down. Edited by Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand, and Catharine Rossi and accompanying an exhibition of the same name at the Vitra Design Museum, Night Fever: Designing Club Culture 1960–Today, explores the ever-changing nature of our favorite places to shake a groove and bust a move with film stills, vintage photos, posters, flyers, floor plans, timelines, and interviews, with a foot everywhere from Berlin and Paris to New York and Joburg; Warhol’s Studio to new classics like London’s Ministry of Sound.

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