After the commercialisation of disco in the late 70s and the subsequent democratization of clubbing, things took a decidedly elitist and fashionable turn with London's New Romantic clubs such as The Blitz and Taboo. The exhibition also features one of the most famous clubs of the late 20th century The Hacienda (aka Fac 51), as well as the techno clubs of Berlin, including the legendary 90s techno palace Tresor.
Night Fever will feature a wide range of material, including furniture, architectural models and graphic design, as well as art, fashion, film and photography. In addition to this, Konstantin Grcic and lighting designer Matthias Singer have created an immersive music and light installation to give visitors an authentic nightclub experience.
The exhibition opens on 17 March – look out for talks and workshops, a vintage synthesizer music lab and a special talk on the evening of 16 March with design royalty in the form of Ben Kelly, Peter Saville and Konstantin Grcic.