reports: German Design Republic

"German Design 1949-1989: Two Countries, One History" - an exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.

The first major comprehensive exhibition on German-German design of the post-war period brings together the formal languages of the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR.

Spiegel Stil - by Jochen Overbeck - 23.03.2021, 07.58 hrs.

Two countries. Two design stories. Or is it? The cover of the catalog sets the marching direction. There we see two silhouettes. One belongs to a pocket calculator. West German make, brown. An iconic piece. Designers: Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs. We also see a second image. A Rationell jug. Perhaps the most famous GDR piece of tableware ever, still available by the dozen on Ebay [...]

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