The Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterloo

Fernand Léger and the rooftops of Paris - exhibition design

The exhibition Fernand Léger and the rooftops of Paris is the ideal opportunity to discover a key moment in the oeuvre of the French cubist Fernand Léger. It also features a premiere: the discovery of a hidden painting. …. On the basis of paintings and drawings, this exhibition shows Léger’s development, with the painting Fumées sur les toits from the Triton Collection Foundation at its centre. The painting is on public display for the first time. (website the Kröller-Müller Museum)

We worked, as ever, in close corporation with the curators; we both equally aimed to structure the groups of paintings and the narrative. We created a relaxed but clear concentrated visitor’s journey in the beautiful, airy spaces of the KMM (architecture Wim Quist). We wanted to give the visitor all tools possible to closely observe, admire and understand. We used expressive and strong graphics, shapes, and color, paying attention to complement but not to overrule the works of these extraordinary artists on display.

Graphic design Edwin van Gelder, Mainstudio

Production and lighting by team Kröller-Müller Museum

Production graphics by IdemDito

Photography by Mike Bink

Delivery 2022