Weekender // The Ulm Model

Published 28 October 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, education, london, weekender

The Ulm School exhibition includes designs famously commissioned from the school by corporate clients

During its short life from 1953 to 1968, the Ulm School of Design (HfG Ulm) in Southern Germany pioneered an interdisciplinary and systematic approach to its student’s design education – known as the Ulm Model – its achievements and history presented for the first time in the UK at London’s Raven Row gallery.

Including the foundation work in drawings and models by the students, the exhibition also includes the radical designs famously commissioned from the school by corporate clients such as Braun and Lufthansa.
From radiographs and weighing machines to traffic lights, petrol cans, bed frames and kitchenware, the exhibition gathers and correlates objects designed for diverse industries at HfG Ulm. Braun GmbH has provided the exhibition with the last remaining units of their iconic D 55 display structure, designed at the school in 1955 to exhibit its modernist reinvention of Braun’s audio sets.

The Ulm Model
5 October - 18 December, 2016
Raven Row Gallery, E1 7LS

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