Artificial worlds that represent the various forms of contemporary design can be found in the Designer’s Park
Lufthansa children’s menu
Example for hair design
Man with protective clothing


Exhibition: "Im Designerpark" in Darmstadt

The exhibition “Im Designerpark – Leben in künstlichen Welten” (“In the Designer’s Park – Living in Artificial Worlds”) investigates the various design styles over the course of the 20th century from November 14, 2004 until February 20, 2005 at the Institut Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt.


Design from good industrial design to design principles in a broad spectrum of disciplines which pervade today’s everyday life: the numerous peculiarities of design practice are the subject of the exhibition. Here, scenarios and representations of the various forms are gathered in a way such that they resemble a leisure park with attractions and “artificial worlds” – hence, the metaphor of the design park.

A “Hall of Fame” that includes the works of both important design personalities and a “Panopticum of common no-name Design” can also be found in the designer’s park. Although the focus is on current developments, the reference to historic examples from design history is given an appropriate amount of space. The park includes a typological department which examines questions regarding various materials properties and formal categories like stacking, lining up, bending, folding together with the outer shape of the design objects – for example, geometric, organic, spherical.



"Im Designerpark – Leben in künstlichen Welten"

November 14, 2004 until February 20, 2005


Institut Mathildenhöhe

Olbrichweg 13

D–64287 Darmstadt