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German Design Standards
From Bauhaus to Globalisation

The exhibition German Design Standards – From Bauhaus to Globalisation narrates the untold story of the success of German design. It gives an inspiring overview of the first decades of the 20th century to the present. By showcasing more than 120 classic and contemporary items, the exhibition explains why design made in Germany reached the top and is today leading in the world economy. Visitors will be informed about its evolution from a cultural, economic and aesthetic perspective. German Design Standards – From Bauhaus to Globalisation is organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) in cooperation with the red dot design museum and Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich.

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Opening Ceremony

Date: 6 December 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 6pm
Venue: Design Boulevard, HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee)
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Highlighted Exhibits

Audi A6 Passenger Car High Noon
Tension Ring
Lamy Spirit Modell 261/161
Ballpoint pen
Porsche 911 Carrera Car
Sarah Wiener
Knife Series
Wristwatch with automatic caliber
Washbasin Mixers
Multi-Purpose Chair
1C60 Triton
Prosthetic Foot
touch! Porcelain with velvet-soft coating Mykita MYLON
Gira Surface-Mounted Home Station Video
Marcel Breuer
Chair 'B3' (Wassily), 1925.
Dieter Rams
Stereo radio and record player 'Atelier 1-81' with loudspeakers 'L 1'
Otl Aicher
Poster for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich (equestrian sports)
Richard Sapper
Desk lamp 'Tizio', 1970.
Frogdesign (Hartmut Esslinger)
Apple Mackintosh 'SE Personal', 1983.
In-house design
Smart Tridion Safety Cell, 1994/96.
Max Bill, Hans Gugelot, Paul Hildinger
Bill stool, 1954.
No. 4 Chair, 1885.
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