Category Archives: Applied Arts

Villa Esche Chemnitz: Die Bauhauskünstlerin Marianne Brandt

As the final part of their celebration of Henry van de Velde’s 150th birthday the Villa Esche in Chemnitz is currently presenting an exhibition devoted the Chemnitz designer and artist Marianne Brandt: a person whom the organisers, with more than … Continue reading

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Truhe – Tipi – Tamburin. Family Sunday in the Three Grassi Leipzig Museums.

With winter finally showing itself the three Grassi Leipzig Museums will be presenting their annual Winter Family Sunday on February 9th. Under the title “Truhe – Tipi – Tamburin” the Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts, Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum … Continue reading

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Denkmal Interventionen – Was ist schön? at Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts

Must historic buildings be visually attractive? And if so, what do we mean by visually attractive? And who determines what we mean? Is there beauty in deterioration? Or is letting a building deteriorate an insult to those who created it? … Continue reading

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Bauhaus Archiv Berlin: Poesie & Industrie. Barbara Schmidt. Porzellandesign

Back in 2010 the Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts opened what we referred to as a “… a “triumvirate” exhibition exploring KAHLA porcelain.” The Bauhaus Archiv Berlin is currently presenting an exhibition focussing on just one aspect of that … Continue reading

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GRASSI-Fest 2013

Much like the famous spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down, so to does the annual Grassi Museums GRASSI-Fest help smooth the transition from summer to autumn. The GRASSI-Fest 2013 will be staged on Sunday September 8th and … Continue reading

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Depot Basel: Craft & Drawing. Lukas Wegwerth – Crystal Vases

Parallel to Design Basel 2013 the Basel based collective Depot Basel presented an exhibition devoted to two related, yet entirely different, processes: crafting and drawing. Among the many excellent projects on display one that particularly caught our attention was the … Continue reading

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Philipp Weber – Creation of a strange Symphony

At the recent DMY Berlin design festival a project that combines two of the three Grassi Museum specialities was honoured with a coveted DMY Award. At a stretch you could even make it cover all three. The story begins when … Continue reading

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Bauhaus Archiv Berlin: ON-TYPE – Texts on Typography

Following on from the Sven Temper exhibition Raumbilder at Galerie Hans-Peter Jochum, another tip for all visiting Berlin in the coming weeks. Until August 5th the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin is presenting the exhibition ON-TYPE – Texts on Typography, an exploration … Continue reading

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Sven Temper: Raumbilder @ Galerie Hans-Peter Jochum Berlin

Until July 6th Galerie Hans-Peter Jochum Berlin is presenting an exhibition featuring new, and less new, works by 2012 Grassipreis der Sparkasse Leipzig winner Sven Temper. And not just the furniture design for which he was honoured at the 2012 … Continue reading

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Andrea Brena: Arm Knitting

Contemporary design and applied arts isn’t just about developing new forms. It’s also about developing new process and experimenting with new materials. A couple of years ago, for example, Hiawatha Seiffert won the Sparkasse Leipzig Grassipreis award for his bowls … Continue reading

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