X-D-E-P-O-T. Objects for children, bent wood and carbon. Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (P. Hamm). © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021


Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum is planning a publicly accessible display storeroom: the X-D-E-P-O-T.
Measuring approximately 600 m², the space earmarked for this purpose already exists on the second basement level in the west wing of the Pinakothek der Moderne, with direct access to its exhibition rooms.
X-D-E-P-O-T will enable the Design Museum to present its holdings more extensively and in a very unique and original way. Like sequences of images on a storyboard, objects will be placed in configurations to visualize a variety of themes. These may be connected by material or form, or by country or time period.
The visitor consequently not only gains an insight into the history of the collection of the oldest design museum in the world, but also into the topical issues of modern and contemporary design. In X-D-E-P-O-T, the objects exhibited and presented will tell a different story, one of diversity, of the contemporaneity of the uncontemporary, of the progression of an idea and its realization.

Pinakothek der Moderne
X-D-E-P-O-T
From May 2021