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Contemporary design meets the Bauhaus

03.02.-02.03.2024

Collector and journalist Wolfgang Binder presents ingeniously designed objects from the past 60 years in five short films. Both entertaining and enlightening, the animated films reveal the stories behind the designs. In each film, contemporary design meets objects and ideas of the Bauhaus and its cultural sphere. They illustrate how language itself can be used as a design tool, where a hand sculpture lies within a dishwashing sponge, or how the simple act of making coffee can become an artform.
The short films are shown together with the corresponding objects on the gallery of the temporary bauhaus-archiv.

Watch the short films

Idea, script and artistic director: Wolfgang Binder

Leading actors:

vase, design: Hanne Willmann
dishwashing sponge, design: Defne Koz/Marco Susani
coat rack, design: Hanna Litwin/Romin Heide (Büro Famos)
coffee maker, design: Lutz Rudolph/Klaus Musinowski
funnels, design: Martin Kelm/Enzo Mari/Boje Estermann