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Anna Bu Kliewer – horoscopes for Design Museum

Seeing stars

Inspired by its current exhibition Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today the Design Museum decided to start the New Year by turning some of the most iconic images of surrealism into zodiac signs, with Anna’s help. They then asked astrologer Lisa Stardust to look at what each star sign might expect in the coming year.

Objects of Desire looks at the connections between surrealist art and design. Anna had previously created some animations for the exhibition, which continues until 19 February 2023.

Aries: Cadeau (Gift), 1963 replica of lost 1921 original Man Ray. Iron, nails. Vitra Design Museum. © Man Ray 2015 Trust/DACS, London 2022

Taurus: Bracelet en fourrure (Fur Bracelet), 2014 edition of 1935 original, Meret Oppenheim. Burnished brass, fur. Courtesy GEMS AND LADDERS. © Meret Oppenheim/DACS 2022

Gemini: MAgriTTA chair, 1970, Roberto Sebastian Matta for Simon International. Manufactured by Gavina S.p.A, 1971-80. Methacrylate, polyurethane foam, acrylic fabric, rubber. Vitra Design Museum. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2022 .

Cancer: Pink minidress, Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021 Schiaparelli by Daniel Roseberry. Satin silk, sequins (dress), gilded brass (jewellery), natural calfskin, brass (boots). Paris, Maison Schiaparelli.

Leo: Oshun Omi ring and pendant, 2022, Vince Fraser & EROTIKK. Sterling silver, 18 carat vermeil gold plating, black rhodium, precious stones Courtesy of VINCE FRASER and EROTIKK.

Virgo: Mae West’s Lips sofa, 1938, Salvador Dali and Edward James. Manufactured by Green & Abbott. Felt, wood. Brighton & Hove Museums. © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS 2022 .

Libra: Champagne lamp, 1938, Salvador Dalí and Edward James. Lacquered metal, plastic, textile. West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2022.

Scorpio: ‘Miss Blanche’ chair, 1988, Shiro Kuramata. Manufactured by Ishimaru Co., Ltd. Acrylic resin, plastic roses, anodized tubular aluminium. Vitra Design Museum.

Sagittarius: Horse Lamp, 2006, Front Design. Manufactured by Moooi BV, Breda/Niederlande, Plastic, metal. Vitra Design Museum.

Capricorn: Hand Chair, 1965 edition of 1962 design, Pedro Friedeberg. Carved mahogany. Vitra Design Museum  .

Aquarius: Cartoon Chair, about 2007, Fernando & Humberto Campana. Stuffed Disney toys, aluminium. Design Museum Collection. © Estudio Campana.

Pisces: Untitled (Brooch with Eye and Tear), 1952 edition of 1937 design Jean Cocteau for Elsa Schiaparelli Glass, metal, faux pearl Loan of Design Museum Den Bosch, The Netherlands.