Mondaine's Picks from Architecture & Design Film Festival

Mondaine is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Architecture & Design Film Festival. The clip above, which features the face and dial of Mondaine's Helvetica 1 Collection, will count down to the beginning of each picture in what has become America's largest film festival dedicated to the subject. 

Mondaine recognizes a kindred spirit in the festival, which celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With our roots in the most iconic symbols of Swiss design excellence, the partnership was a natural fit. Take a look at some of the films we're most excited about in the festival, which runs October 13th -18th. 

The Infinite Happiness

Opening the festival is this video diary of a couple living in one of the most extraordinary contemporary housing developments considered to be the new model of success. Go behind the scenes of life in this "vertical village."

 

Modern Ruin: A World's Fair Pavilion

This film chronicles a structure's journey through time, following Phillip Johnson's New York State Pavilion from its glory days during the 1964/65 World's Fair through its demise over the pase 50 years. A haunting look at the effects of time. 

 

Silo 468

See how a piece of the industrial past becomes a permanent light art exhibit in Helsinki. 

 

Under the Skin of Design

Explore the politics and creativity that led to the award-winning building at Ravensbourne, where architecture transcends functionality to become an agent of change. It's a fresh look at the influence of people and organizations on design, and the power of place in our lives. 

 

Concrete Love: The Böhm Family

The first and only documentary about one of Germany's most eminent architects, Gottfried Böhm, this film "paints an intimate and pointed portrait of the complexity and inseparability of love, art and architecture." 

 

4 Dreams and a Thousand Demolitions

In 2003, the Swedish Transport Board was tasked with eliminating unnecessary stations along the country's rail system. Looking at the few structures that were saved by their local communities and private enthusiasts, this film asks the question, "who are we without our cultural heritage?" 

 

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