125 years Made in Germany (part 1) - these are the brands!

On 6 December, the exhibition “German Design Standards - From Bauhaus to Globalisation“ opens in Hong Kong. Until 4 March 2013, it narrates the success story of German design and describes it by numerous exhibits. In cooperation with the Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich, the exhibition in Hong Kong presents selected winning works of the red dot design award, but also iconic products which have become “German Design Standards”. In this series, the masters of German design will be presented.

Manufacturer: PUMA AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany
In-house design: Christof Nix

PowerCat 1.10 Statement Ball, PUMA AG

For the first time in PUMA’s history, the company has created a football which is not hand-stitched but high-frequency moulded. The innovative 20-panel construction reduces the amount of seams and provides a softer touch and improved ball control. The result is improved form stability and reduced water uptake. Other benefits are a softer touch and improved ball control.

Design: Walter Papst, 1958
Manufacturer: 2007 re-edition, Wilkhahn, Bad Münder, Germany
Owner: Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich

Rocking sculpture, Walter Papst

Well-designed toys like this abstract rocking horse were seen as pedagogically valuable in creating a democratic society in the rebuilding phase after the end of the Nazi dictatorship. The brand new material, fibre-glass reinforced plastic, meant that for the first time designers and manufacturers could produce almost all shapes and could manufacture cheaply in large series production.

Exhibition “German Design Standards – From Bauhaus to Globalisation“
6 December 2012 – 4 March 2013
HKDI Gallery
Hong Kong

Opening hours:
Mon, Wed - Sun: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays and public holidays (except 25 December 2012, 1 January 2013 and 13 February 2013)