500 Years Tabaco Culture

1992, Tropenmuseum,
The Netherlands

500 Years Tabaco Culture


All aspects of the phenomenon of smoking throughout time and different cultures are examined in this special exhibition. Smoking engenders camaraderie and connection in difficult times, as in war, but smoking was once medicinal, and even sexy.
Studio La Meul proved its ability by choosing a radically new way of exhibiting. Objects are placed in their context so that they are more accessible for a broader public than usual. The theatrical setting of times and cultures means that visitors enjoy an exhibition as never before and they have come to the exhibition in huge numbers.


Concept, ontwerp, Productie en Inrichting