Since the iconic Braun Wandanlage began development in 1961, technology has evolved. And now, 60 years later, Virgil Abloh has reimagined it for 2021. Abloh has analysed and explored the original designs from the inside out, utilising his personal influences to create a piece of "Functional Art" that still maintains Braun’s original principle that good design is built to last.
Born in Rockford, Illinois, Virgil Abloh is an artist, architect, engineer, creative director, artistic director, industrial designer, fashion designer, musician & Dj, and philanthropist. After earning a degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a master’s degree in architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago. At IIT, while studying a design curriculum devised by Mies van der Rohe, Abloh began to craft the principles of his art practice. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presented a major travelling survey of Abloh’s work in summer 2019—one of the highest attended exhibitions in the museum’s history. Currently, Abloh is the Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White™ and Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton.