"Gloomy Butterflies", spatial installation by Hild und K., Gewölbte Säle at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
"Huhn" by Ingo Maurer, photo Tom Vack
Ready-made sewing mix "Näh! – Sew!", design Kathrin Draeger, Forum junges Design, BBK

Designparcours in Munich

The 3rd Designparcours Munich is dedicated to answering the question about what design really is from June 18-27, 2004. Exhibitions, lectures, campaigns and workshops take place day and night in more than 50 different locations in Munich during this presentation and discussion forum.


The various program points not only want to answer the question "What is design?" but also "Who makes design? Where is design? Who benefits from design?"

During the "young design" forum, 20 young designers stage their ideas of design. The DESIGN (parcours) KAUFHAUS presents design products by Munich designers; they will be on exhibit and for sale only during the Designparcours. The exhibition "Schön? – Beautiful?" investigates the design concepts of both famous and lesser-known Munich personalities. Answers, statements and wishes relating to the subject of design are collected from among the real users. If you wish to actively participate in the survey, you can do so at www.factor-product.com.

A bar and evening program will be available in the "vaulted halls" of the Bavarian National Museum. Lighting and objects by Ingo Maurer, Konstantin Grcic, Klaus Hackl and Thorsten Franck complement the current exhibitions in the museum's special collections. Among others, historic and contemporary designs are compared in a signposted parcours: Ed Meier presents his shoe creation in the "artwork of the month" section, Bibs Hosack Robb, A. Progorska Birkner and Ted Mühling present current dining cultures in the historic dinnerware collection, and Lisa Widemann exhibits unusual felt fabrics in the weaving workshop.


In addition, projects from the fields of product, graphic, photo, fashion, textile and jewelry design take place with exhibitions and campaigns, briefly called "The Satellites". The central starting and information point is the Kunstarkaden in Sparkassenstrasse. Here, visitors can plan ou their individual and guided tours or have them compiled. All events are free of charge unless otherwise indicated.

You can find extensive program details at http://www.designparcours.net