I am very proud that I was asked by Thomas Busse, the workshop manager of the National Theater in Mannheim, to develop frames for changing exhibitions in the foyer of the time-honored theater together with him.
The National Theater Mannheim is the eldest municipal theater of the world. As important milestones of the historical value of this institution let me mention that the world premiere of Schillers "Die R?uber" (The Robbers) was given there in 1782 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart worked there from 1777 to 1778. Today the National Theater offers a colorful mixture between classic and modern theater, opera and ballet.
A requirement for the displays was that the pictures to be displayed could be easily changed and that the frames should hold pictures on both sides. The light construction we chose were stainless steel outer frames holding photographic paper looped at the corner by springs.
The pictures you can see inside the frames on the left are from an exhibition on the occasion of Mannheim's 400th anniversary where the National Theater reflected a period of its history in the 50s. The pictures inside the frames are of the famous German photographer Robert H?usser.
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