Präzision und Veränderungsmöglichkeiten - ein Pulttisch für Ludwig auf der Rheingasse 934

Precision and Potential for Change – A Desk for Luwdig at Rheingasse 934


Stainless steel

5656 x 900 x 1500 mm

"Precision and Potential for Change – A Desk for Ludwig at Rheingasse 934" was developed to mark the site where Beethoven once lived.

On top of the desk, that fans out vertically like an accordion, is an open window, representing the possibility of change. The window frames the view across the Rhine towards the Siebengebirge that was young Ludwig’s favourite view from the attic of his parental home. A small bird perched on the window frame symbolises a state of intellectual freedom. In contrast, the elongated table legs represent the possibility of failing and refer to the young composer’s difficult personal situation. The small child-sized chair in front of the desk further emphasises this contrast.

Ludwig van Beethoven lived here in his childhood from 1776 to 1785.