- ISBN 9783936681093 / 3936681090
- Title Dear Diary / Liebes Tagebuch
- Author RENE SPITZ (EDITOR) MARTIN RENDEL (EDITOR)
- Category Decorative Arts
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2006
- Pages 96
- Publisher Edition Axel Menges
- Imprint Edition Axel Menges
- Dimensions 214mm x 149mm x 212mm
Since in 2005 there was no furniture fair, the accompanying book to the exhibition had empty pages and was sent out to designers, architects, artists, journalists and friends. Each recipient was asked to lend his book for the 2006 exhibition. The result is a collection of private notes, sketches, photographs, collages, and objects.
This title has a text in English and German. The narrowest building in Cologne is the office of the advertising agency rendel and spitz. Once a year, during the 'Passagen', the offsite programme of the international furniture fair in Cologne, the office is turned into an exhibition space: it serves as a stage for an installation of a chosen designer. In 2005 there was no exhibition. The accompanying book to the exhibition that never took place contained only empty pages. Just as in previous years, the book was sent out to designers, architects, artists, journalists and friends. One of the recipients then asked rendel and spitz whether he was supposed to fill the empty pages and sent the book back. An idea was born: each recipient was asked to lend his (used) book for the 2006 exhibition "Dear Diary / Liebes Tagebuch". The result is a collection of private notes, sketches, photographs, collages, and objects. The accompanying book shows a synopsis of the contributions, which in some cases are very personal. In addition to the book, there is a CD-ROM with the complete contents of each book that was contributed.