Exhibition "German Design Standards - From Bauhaus to Globalisation" in the HKDI Gallery, Hong Kong
Gregory SO, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong and Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot, in a discussion
Werner Hans Lauk, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hong Kong, Dr. Corinna Rösner, deputy director of Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich and Professor. Dr. Peter Zec
Product designer Hartmut Esslinger, founder of Frogdesign
Huge media interest: Professor Dr. Peter Zec being interviewed

"German Design Standards - From Bauhaus to Globalisation": successful exhibition opening in Hong Kong

“Made in Germany” is not only a designation of origin, but even more a quality seal which became a symbol for high-class engineers’ work and quality products. In 2012 it celebrates its birthday: 125 years ago, the mark of goods was introduced. Consumers appreciate it as a proof of very high product quality today – although it was initiated to preserve British consumers from “inferior” products and copies from Germany at that time.

Now, the exhibition “German Design Standards – From Bauhaus to Globalisation” has been opened. Until 4 March 2012, it narrates the success story of German design and gives an inspiring overview of the first decades of the 20th century to the present. By showcasing more than 120 classic and contemporary items, the exposition explains why design made in Germany gained the top and is today leading in the world economy.

This success is also proved by the great interest of notable experts from the fields of design and economy, like the president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Designers, Professor Soon-in Lee, and the full Icsid board, which witnessed the opening. Internationally renowned industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger, who, as the founder of Frogdesign, developed the colour- and design concept “Snow White” for Apple, was impressed by the diversity of exhibits. Followed by a huge media interest, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot, explained the exhibition to Gregory SO, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong and Werner Hans Lauk, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hong Kong: Visitors will be informed about the evolution of German Design from a cultural, economic and aesthetic perspective.

The exhibition which is organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute in cooperation with the red dot design museum can be visited as of now in the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong.


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)