125 years Made in Germany (part 2) - these are the brands!

On 6 December, the exhibition “German Design Standards - From Bauhaus to Globalisation“ opened in Hong Kong with huge media interest. 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 the second part of this series, further masters of German design will be presented.

Manufacturer: Niessing Manufaktur GmbH & Co. KG, Vreden, Germany
In-house design: Timo Küchler

Niessing Aura Bracelet, Niessing Manufaktur GmbH & Co. KG

The name “Niessing Aura” denotes a continuous colour gradient from grey to golden red. So as to achieve this emotionally appealing effect, an innovative technique was developed. Since the colour of gold can be manipulated when gold is alloyed with other metals such as silver, copper, or palladium, it is possible to engender never-before-seen colorations which are very even – and solid. The implementation of this novel manufacturing process to generate the 18-carat forged bracelet results in a classic, reduced design and a highly appealing interplay of colours.

Design: Gerd Alfred Müller, 1966
Manufacturer: C. Josef Lamy GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Owner: Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich

Lamy 2000, Gerd Alfred Müller

In the rebellious 1960s, various different products favoured the programmatic and futuristic year "2000" in ther name. One of these was the modern and soberly designed fountain pen from Lamy. It was with this product that the small family-run company commenced its cooperation with external designers that is still ongoing today and positioned itself successfully as a manufacturer of high-quality modern products.

» 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 25 December 2012, 1 January 2013 and 13 February 2013)