Bruce Mau wants to do nothing. If that doesn’t work, he’ll redesign everything

On Friday the 13th under a nearly full moon during a buzzing tenth-anniversary edition of NYCxDESIGN, the city’s cognoscenti gathered for a packed screening at the Angelika Film Center on Houston Street. The cause for the hubbub (choreographed by PR firm Novità) was Mau, a new documentary about legendary designer Bruce Mau by Austrian filmmakers (and twin brothers) Benji and Jono Bergmann. Mau tells the story of the designer’s career, from his mining town upbringing in Sudbury, Canada, to a stint at Pentagram to his breakout role as Rem Koolhaas’s collaborator on S,M,L,XL, the landmark architecture book/brick published in 1995. Mau’s abilities landed him increasingly large-scale commissions:

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