CELEBRATING 100 YEARSPrints on Aluminum Dibond, A5 bookletWeimar, 2019
2019 is the big year of celebrations. All over the world people are commemorating avantgarde thinking, functional design, the male genius and overlooked women, in short: 100 years of Bauhaus.
But what else was created in the Bauhaus period besides Wilhelm Wagenfeld’s W24 and Marcel Breuer’s Freischwinger? Celebrating 100 years puts a spotlight on unnoticed amateur and outsider inventors, on minor but essential improvements as well as on failed, foolish and unnecessary design from 1919. The exhibition and corresponding booklet are showing a small selection of patents from the DPMA archive.
The DPMA, short for Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, is the centre of expertise in the field of industrial property protection in Germany. Since its foundation in 1877 as the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin, the DPMA is offering effective protection of technical inventions, trade marks and product designs to defend intellectual property from unwanted copying.
A project by g.a.d.o.