20 years Pinakothek der Moderne – 21 objects
Venue: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Duration: July 14, 2022 – January 15, 2023

 

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Pinakothek der Moderne, which opened in 2002, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum presents objects from the last 20 years.  

 

Representative of each year is an object addressing a development that has changed design or serves as the basis for current design movements.  

 

This might be new manufacturing processes such as 3D printing, which has generated new forms. The Solid C2 chair by designer Patrick Jouin is one example of this – as one of the first fully 3D-printed pieces of furniture. Technical developments such as robotics have also increasingly influenced everyday life over the past two decades. This is exemplified by the AIBO ERS 210 entertainment robot, which imitates a dog and can react to its surroundings using touch sensors, a camera and microphones.  

 

Increasing importance has also been given to ecological aspects such as sustainability and fair-trade in the last two decades. For instance, design studio Formafantasma developed vessels made of biomaterial and agricultural waste with its Autarchy series. Fairphone, in turn, pays attention to production processes and distribution channels that guarantee fairtrade.   

 

Societal and social issues such as inclusion and diversity are also gaining more presence in recent years. This is reflected in the Go FlyEase accessible sneakers, which enable hands-free donning and doffing, and the Everybody is awesome Lego set that represents the LGBTQIA+ community with its different colors.   

 

In some cases, designers:inside featured technical and social developments. For example, the social robot AV1 Avatar enables children unable to attend school for extended periods to digitally participate in class and socially interact.   

 

All the objects on show present a small cross-section of the phenomena of the last two decades, finding their innovative and relevant creative expression through the medium of design. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
Rosa Carole Rodeck M.A.
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum
T +49 (0) 89 272 725-575

Rodeck@die-neue-sammlung.de


Tine Nehler M.A.
Head of Press Department
Pinakothek der Moderne
T +49 (0)89 23805-122
presse@pinakothek.de


The images may be used free of charge for editorial reporting on this exhibition, on condition that the credit is clearly and fully indicated.

 

Exhibition view, Photo: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Kai Mewes

Exhibition view, Photo: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Kai Mewes

Exhibition view, Photo: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Kai Mewes

Exhibition view, Photo: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Kai Mewes

Matthew Ashton, Everyone is awesome, 2020. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung ‒ The Design Museum, K. Mewes

 

Sony Design Center, AIBO ERS 210, 2002. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung ‒ The Design Museum, K. Mewes

Axel Thallemer / Christoph Ament / Martin Danzer / Martin S. Fischer / Hartmut Witte, AirArm, 2008. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung ‒ The Design Museum, A. Laurenzo


Formafantasma (Simone Farresin / Andrea Trimarchi), Autarchy, 2010. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung ‒ The Design Museum, K. Mewes

Factory design (Tobie Hatfield), Go FlyEase, 2021. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung ‒ The Design Museum, K. Mewes

Factory design, Segway Drift W 1, 2018. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung ‒ The Design Museum, K. Mewes

Snø Designstudio / No Isolation, AV1, 2015. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung ‒ The Design Museum, K. Mewes

Patrick Jouin, Solid C2, 2004. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung ‒ The Design Museum, K. Mewes