Berlin Underground Map

Erik Spiekermann and MetaDesign successfully modernized Berlin’s underground signage by blending tradition and technology, continuing the modernist legacy in typography. The resultant information system is efficient, visually appealing, and highly acclaimed. Further enhancements, including interactive information kiosks, are ongoing.Read More →

Chinese Woman designed by Adolf Amberg

Adolf Amberg was a German sculptor and designer who designed ornamental objects and silverware for the Bruckmann & Sohn factory and Berlin porcelain factory.Read More →

Table & chair by Paul Bruno featured image

Bruno Paul (1874 – 1968) was a German architect, cabinetmaker, designer, and teacher. He was born in Seifhennersdorf. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Dresden, from 1886 and painting at the Akademie fur Kunst, Munich, under Paul Hocker and Wilhelm von Diez, from 1894. Read More →

Extendable cupboard by Interlubke

Discover Interlübke, a renowned German furniture manufacturer known for its craftsmanship and innovative designs. From the revolutionary ‘endless cupboard’ storage unit to the internally illuminated EO system, Interlübke continues to redefine space utilization. Collaborating with top designers, their modern furniture solutions offer versatility and functionality. With a recent acquisition by Domovari, Interlübke remains a trusted partner, committed to preserving German craftsmanship and delivering exceptional furniture. Explore Interlübke’s premium collection and experience their legacy of excellence in furniture manufacturing.Read More →

Peter Raacke metalworker

Hessische Metallwerke commissioned Raacke to produce metal cutlery, kitchen equipment, and cookware, most notably his “Mono-a” line (v-33), with silverware available in stainless steel and sterling silver.Read More →

Anni Albers

Anni Albers was a German Textile Designer, artist and teacher. She was born in Berlin and was the Wife of Josef Albers.Read More →

Erna Zarges-Dürr featured image

Erna Zarges-Dürr (1907-2002) was a German silversmith. She was professionally active Pforzheim, Leipzig, Berlin. and Stuttgart. Between 1924-27, she trained at Bruckmann und Söhne, Heilbronn, as the first women in the silversmiths’ department. From 1927, she studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Pforzheim, under Theodor Wende and others. Read More →

Albert Reimann featured image

Albert and his wife Klara Reimann founded the Schülerwerkstatten für Kleinplastik (School for Small Sculpture) in Berlin in 1902. Reimann was a gifted craftsman who created prototypes to produce bronze, copper, silver, gold, and pottery. Read More →

Otto Frei Featured Image

The late German architect Frei Otto’s work can be seen all over the world in pavilions and sports stadiums. His impact on the Olympics is huge, from the design of Rio’s Maracana stadium to the tent-like roofs he made for Munich in 1972. He influenced a generation of British architects, including Norman Foster, Michael Hopkins and Nicholas Grimshaw. Otto’s influence can be seen in the lightweight fabric roof of Lord’s cricket ground (1987) and the bubble-like domes of the Eden Project (2000).Read More →

Mercedes Benz Sedan

Mercedes-Benz has established itself as a benchmark for excellence in automotive design. The brand’s vehicles are renowned for their aesthetic appeal, innovative design language, and meticulous attention to detail. From the sleek exteriors to the luxurious interiors, Mercedes-Benz consistently delivers vehicles that embody elegance, sophistication, and functionality. With a focus on technological integration and a commitment to future-oriented design, Mercedes-Benz continues to push the boundaries of automotive excellence. As a result, the brand’s consistent pursuit of design perfection has solidified its position as a leader in the automotive industry.Read More →

Apple IIc computer featured image

Frogdesign made a global impact in the 1980s by virtue of its products’ visual expressiveness and ergonomic success, traits that attracted an extensive and prestigious client listRead More →

Otl Aicher 1972 Munich Olympics Archery poster. Featured image

From 1946 to 1947, Otl Aicher (1922 – 1991) attended the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. He later became closely affiliated with Ulm’s highly influential and radical Hochschule Für Gestaltung after founding a studio there the following year.Read More →

Hans Poelzig

Hans Poelzig (1869-1936) was a German architect and designer who studied at Technische Hochschule, Berlin Charlottenburg and Technische Hocschule, Berlin. He worked in Breslau, Dresden, Preussiche Akademie der Kiinste in Berlin, and became a professor at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin Charlottenburg. He was influenced by Expressionism, Reinhardt’s Schumann Circus, and the Grosses Schauspielhaus in Berlin.Read More →

Paul Haustein Silver Tea Set

Paul Haustein, born in 1880, gained fame through his versatile skills, such as enamelwork and metalworking. He worked for prestigious companies, taught metalworking, and his innovative design, like his lauded Art Deco tureen, influenced design movements significantly.Read More →

Hannah Höch, Der Zaun, 1928 - Featured Image

Novembergruppe 1918 was a German artists and architects’ group established in 1918 in Berlin. It was described as radical in its use of new expressive techniques and rejection of earlier forms of expression. Members included Hans Eisler, Walter Gropius, Hugo Häring, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Hans and Wassili Luckhardt, Erich Mendelsohn, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bruno and Max Taut, Lyonel Feininger, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Ludwig Meidner.Read More →

Jugendstil an artistic style

Jugendstil, an artistic style that originated around the mid-1890s in Germany and persisted throughout the first decade of the 20th century. READ MORRead More →

Lily Reich plans for Mies house

Lilly Reich was a German interior designer and furniture and exhibition designer who studied embroidery and collaborated with Else Oppler-Legband. Reich’s professional relationship with Mies van der Rohe began with the 1927 ‘Weissenhof-Siedlung’ exhibition, and she designed interiors and furniture for the 1936 of Dr Facius in Berlin-Dahlem and 1939 furniture for Dr Schäppi’s apartment in Berlin.Read More →

Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius (1883 – 1969) was an architect born in Germany in the early twentieth century who contributed to the founding of the Bauhaus School. He lived in the United States after 1937 and taught at Harvard University, where he continued to defend the principles of Bauhaus, especially the use of functional materials and clean geometric designs.Read More →

Anchor Blocks

Anchor Blocks were a German system of building blocks that were popular as a children’s construction toy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, notably in Europe. Dr F. Ad. Richter in Rudolstadt, Germany, began developing and manufacturing the system in 1879. The concept was based on the FROEBEL block system, which significantly impacted Frank Lloyd WRIGHT’s design philosophy.Read More →

Peter Behrens German designer featured image

Peter Brehens (1868 – 1940) was a German graphic artist, architect and designer. He studied at the Karlsruhe and in Düsseldorf and Munich.Read More →