Wachsmann der Film – The Project
Konrad Wachsmann was a man of the world. But who was this Konrad Wachsmann and why a film about him?
Today he would be called an “influencer”, who moved confidently between Tokyo, New York, Rome, Paris, Los Angeles and Berlin and was in demand.
He was not only an architect, engineer, artist, photographer, author and professor, but also a personality of the last century whose impact is still felt today.
Architects such as Sir Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers or Frei Otto like to refer to this Wachsmann, whose circle of friends represents the “whoiswho” of the last century.
Albert Einstein, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, Bucky Fuller are only a small selection of his companions.
He consorted with Picasso, Hemingway, Bill, and anyone standing today in front of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Olympic Stadium in Munich, the Museum Beyerle in Basel, or perhaps the USM furniture classics in front of them may well ask themselves how much Wachsmann is involved in these masterpieces. With his book “Wendepunkte im Bauen” (Turning Points in Building), he presented a key work of future generations of architects in the 1950s, and when the sculpture “grapevine” is on display in his honour in the Giardino at the 2018 Architecture Biennale in Venice, one can imagine the waves of his influences.
Wachsmann der Film is intended to illuminate segments of his life and the work of this person, to uncover unknown facets and anecdotes and to stimulate the viewer the viewer in an entertaining way without leaving any question marks.
His biography is a road movie through the last century and some kilometers of this path are captured by Wachsmann der Film.
Konrad Wachsmann Film Einstein