125 years Made in Germany (part 5) - these are the brands!

Until 4 March 2013, the exhibition “German Design Standards - From Bauhaus to Globalisation” 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 the fifth part of this series, further masters of German design will be presented.

Manufacturer: NOMOS Glashütte/SA, Glashütte, Germany
In-house design: Karin Sieber, Michael Margos

Orion Datum weiß wristwatch, NOMOS Glashütte/SA

The new Glashütte manufactory watch is characterised by the patented NOMOS “long-distance date,” which is very legible from a distance despite its fine typography. Since the date indicator’s mechanism is wrapped around the movement, the Orion remained unusually flat – and is thus very elegant in a contemporary way. This impression is greatly supported by the convex sapphire crystals on both sides of the watch, the polished stainless steel, and the silver-plated dial.

Design: Hans Gugelot and Gerd Alfred Müller, 1961
Manufacturer: Braun AG, Kronberg, Germany
Owner: Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich

Sixtant SM 31 electric shaver, Hans Gugelot and Gerd Alfred Müller

The electric shaver had an optimised shaver system with ultra-thin, highly elastic shaver foil, produced for the first time using a chemical-galvanoplastic method. It also had an antibacterial platinum coating and hexagonal shaving foil holes for a better shave. However, the decisive factor for the international success of the Braun Sixtant SM 31, which led to the breakthrough for Braun dry shavers, was the black and silver design influenced by HfG Ulm, with its clear functional and technical competence.

 


» 125 years Made in Germany (part 4)

» 125 years Made in Germany (part 3)

» 125 years Made in Germany (part 2)

» 125 years Made in Germany (part 1)

 

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 13 February 2013)