Vitra Design Museum,
Weil am Rhein
Official content of
Weil am Rhein (D)
Influenced by Bauhaus and Werkbund, German design achieved worldwide significance at the beginning of the 20th century. With the division of Germany from 1949 onwards, design and everyday culture continued to develop separately on both sides of the border - in the West as the engine of the "economic miracle", in the East as part of the socialist planned economy. More than 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Vitra Design Museum is presenting the first major comprehensive exhibition on post-war German design from 20 March to 5 September 2021. The exhibition "German Design 1949-1989. Two Countries, One History" compares the design of the former GDR and the FRG, highlighting ideological and design differences as well as parallels and cross-references that connected East and West. The exhibits range from iconic furniture and lighting to graphic art, industrial design and interior decoration to fashion, textiles and jewellery. The exhibition is sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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