125 years "Made in Germany": red dot presents German design 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.

On the occasion of the “Made in Germany“ jubilee, the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) asked the Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich - and the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, to conceptualise and realise an exhibition on German design classics. In December 2012, it’s happening: the HKDI Gallery will present the special exhibition “German Design Standards – From Bauhaus to Globalisation”. Until March 2013, it will explain the evolution of German design from a historical, cultural and aesthetic perspective.

The exhibition presents products from the first decades of the 20th century to the present. It will showcase over 100 items, of which many items are exhibits from the historic inventory of German designs: a focused selection of classics and surprises from the hidden depot of the Neue Sammlung, the biggest and oldest design museum in the world. The red dot design museum, which presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design in Essen, Germany, completes the impressive overview with examples of modern product design. It is hoped that particularly students will gain inspiration and knowledge from the exhibition.

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).

Further information:

» Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich

» Hong Kong Design Institute

» red dot design museum