Apropos Design

"Tonangebend: Starke Frauen und ihre Kunst 1918 - 1945" Works by Martha Katzer in the exhibition at Keramikmuseum Staufen

Whether at the Bauhaus, the Wiener Werkstätte, the Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin or the Staatliche Majolika-Manufaktur Karlsruhe, women have played increasingly important or even leading roles in ceramic workshops since the Art Nouveau period. These include famous female artists such as Eva Zeisel, Margarete Heymann-Loebenstein, Marguerite Friedlaender and Hedwig Bollhagen. Also, lesser-known personalities such as Martha Katzer are honoured in this exhibition about ten talented female ceramicists. 

The exhibition runs until 30th November 2023 and after the winter break again from 1st February 2024 to 30th November 2024.

Picture: Wall mask, design: Ilse Hohenreuther, realisation: Staatliche Majolika-Manufaktur Karlsruhe, designed in 1929, produced until 1935, Badisches Landesmuseum © Badisches Landesmuseum, Photo: Peter Gaul

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Jakob Bengel industrial heritage monument, Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Visiting the industrial heritage monument Jakob Bengel in Idar-Oberstein will allow you to see the fully preserved historic jewellery production facility of the Jakob Bengel factory. The museum is not only telling you the story of Jakob Bengel's successful modernist costume jewellery collection in the 1920s and 1930s. The Jakob Bengel foundation is also devoted to exhibitions and artist in residence programs related to contemporary jewellery design. The industrial heritage monument is the only authentic manufacturing plant with company flats and an industrialist mansion,
which embodies the over 130 year industrial history of the city of Idar-Oberstein.

Picture: © Industriedenkmal Jakob Bengel
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Design History Network, Switzerland: Netzwerk Designgeschichte NDG

"The association Netzwerk Designgeschichte NDG (Eng. Design History Network) is a platform that connects people interested in design history within Switzerland, both in theory and practice, and facilitates exchanges among them. The aim of the association is to promote awareness, research and mediation of design history in Switzerland. (...) " Source: Website Netzwerk Designgeschichte NDG

Interested? For more information, simply take a look at the website of Netzwerk Designgeschichte NDG:

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