Now that the Grassimesse 2010 is finished, we finally have time to reflect a little on the weekend.
Whereas the work of the exhibitors normally stands in the spotlight, the real highlight of the 2010 Grassimesse was without question the Pfeilerhalle.
Once home to exhibitions of new products by, for example, Bauhaus or Wiener Werkstatte designers the Pfeilerhalle was destroyed by allied bombs in December 1943 – and the rebuilding was only completed in January this year.
Restored to its 1927 splendour the Pfeilerhalle provided a wonderful focal point for the 2010 Grassimesse.
And an equally wonderful backdrop for the 2010 Grassipreis Ceremony, even if the assembled public initially had to wait outside.
But then with the speeches held and the prizes awarded the doors to the Pfeilerhalle, and other Grassimesse exhibition rooms, were finally opened.