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Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum Munich / Pinakothek der Moderne

Design Vision – Monumental wall at the entrance to Die Neue Sammlung’s permanent exhibition

Futuristic: Tatra 87, 1938, and a model for an supersonic aircraft, Luigi Colani, 1960s

Radical Design – Concept Design: Gaetano Pesce, Sansone, 1980; Jurgen Bey, tree-trunk bench, 1999

Highly awarded exhibition: Design Museums of the World – Invited by Die Neue Sammlung. 2003

Milestones Automotive Design – Example Mercedes-Benz. Exhibition 2008

Il Cosmo Driade: Immagine del Design italiano – A modern family saga in Italian design. 2006/07

Karim Rashid – I want to change the world. Award-winning exhibiton 2004/05

Democratic Design – Principle Ikea. Exhibition 2009

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80333 München

089/272725-0
http://www.die-neue-sammlung.de
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Gallery Hours

Di.-So. 10.00-18.00, Do. -20.00
fully accessible

Die Neue Sammlung is one of the leading design museums of the world. It provides a unique overview of the development of design and the applied arts.  It is acknowledged as one of the oldest design museums of the world and still holds the most comprehensive collection - about 100,000 items in the areas of applied arts, industrial and graphic design.
Through their historical depth and wealth, the holdings illustrate the development of design in unique fashion and present this range in a variety of displays from the 19th century to the present. Future-oriented exhibits offer a lively forum for contemporary styles.
Two newly-built huge structures provide interdisciplinary exhibit space for the national museum (since 2000 and 2002 respectively): the Neues Museum for Art and Design in Nürnberg and the Modern Pinakothek (Pinakothek der Moderne) in Munich. This framework enables the display of design in an extensive permanent exhibit for the first time. In addition it becomes more accessible to the general public alongside the free arts, graphic art, and architecture.

Die Neue Sammlung – theDesign Museum– was established over 100 years ago and is recognized as the oldest design museum of the world. In cooperation with German Crafts League (Deutscher Werkbund), which was organized in Munich in 1907, a group laid the foundation for an international "Collection of Modern Examples". From the start the focus was on the acquisition of exemplary styles – mass produced items for daily use, which nowadays falls under the term "design".
In 1925 the museum attained national status and in 1929 received the name "Die Neue Sammlung". Starting in 1926 the museum showed exhibits more frequently. The progressive nature often became provocative, especially to the National Socialists, who began a type of censorship in 1934. The same year saw the leadership of Die Neue Sammlung switch to the Bavarian National Museum. The museum was closed during the war and re-opened in 1947 as an independent institution.
As the collection grew and acquired an international reputation it became apparent that the confines of the branch at the Bavarian National Museum could no longer house a permanent display of the holdings. In 1990 the Free State of Bavaria approved the construction of two new buildings to share responsibility for design: The Neues Museum in Nürnberg designed by Volker Staab opened in 2000, and the Modern Pinakothek designed by Stephan Braunfels which opened in 2002. Die Neue Sammlung utilizes the Modern Pinakothek to display an extensive permanent exhibit on the development of design in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne
Futuro. A Flying Saucer in town
02.06.2017 - 03.06.2018

The FUTURO is not only the best-known and most innovative dwelling of its kind, but also one of the first plastic houses in the world that could enter serial production. No other object better embodies the faith in technology and belief in the future of the Space Age that typified the late 1960s than FUTURO. It is hardly surprising that it would become the epitome of utopian design. Made of prefabricated segments of fiberglass-reinforced polyester, the house could be put to various uses. Originally designed as a ski hut in inaccessible terrain, it could equally serve as a weekend home, mobile classroom or even a bank branch. In its design, furnishings and on account of its flexible usage FUTURO is an excellent example of the visionary design ideas of that era between Pop and social revolution, which were ultimately ousted by the concept of functionalism.

Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne
Hella Jongerius & Louise Schouwenberg. Beyond the New
10.11.2017 - 16.09.2018

Die niederländische Produktdesignerin Hella Jongerius und die Designtheoretikerin Louise Schouwenberg sind eingeladen, für die Paternoster-Halle der Pinakothek der Moderne eine ortsspezifische Installation zu entwickeln. Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum präsentiert bereits seit 2015 ihr zehnmonatiges Ausstellungsformat für zeitgenössische Designpositionen in der zweigeschossigen Paternoster-Halle, deren architektonische Besonderheit vor allem durch die stete Bewegung der beiden Paternosteraufzüge definiert wird. Hella Jongerius hat insbesondere durch ihre charakteristische Arbeitsweise, eine Verbindung aus Handwerk und industriellen Prozessen, sowie durch ihre markanten Textil- und Farbentwürfe internationale Anerkennung erlangt. Louise Schouwenberg ist Kunst- und Designtheoretikerin und leitet den Fachbereich für Contextual Design an der renommierten Design Academy in Eindhoven. Jongerius und Schouwenberg verfassten 2015 das Manifest "Beyond the New. A Search for Ideals in Design", welches sie auf dem Salone del Mobile in Mailand vorstellten. Darin kritisieren sie das vorrangige Interesse der Produktindustrie an der Idee des ewig Neuen um der Neuheit willen und plädieren stattdessen für eine wahrhaftige kulturelle Innovation. Die Idee des Neuen wird in der Ausstellung nun auf das Museum und seine Sammlung übertragen. Wie ist Design hier definiert? Wie unterscheiden sich die Anforderungen des Marktes von den kulturellen Ansprüchen des Museums? Kann kulturelle Innovation im Museum verortet sein? "Ja und Nein", sagen Jongerius und Schouwenberg. "Auf der einen Seite ist das Museum der ideale Ort, um die vielfältigen kulturellen Bedeutungen von Design verständlich zu machen. Der Besucher kann hier nachvollziehen, welche Exponate zum Zeitpunkt ihrer Entwicklung das Ergebnis einer kulturellen Innovation waren und im Laufe der Zeit nichts an Bedeutung eingebüßt haben. Auf der anderen Seite stellt sich natürlich die Frage, ob in einem Museum die Diskrepanz zwischen Design als kulturellem Artefakt und Design als kommerziellem Gut überzeugend veranschaulicht wird. Kann das Museum tatsächlich Erkenntnisse über die Bedeutung von Design im Alltagsleben der Menschen vermitteln, wenn die Objekte im musealen Kontext ihres Funktionswertes beraubt sind?" Ein thematischer Schwerpunkt der Ausstellung ist der Aspekt des Sammelns und Ausstellens in der Neuen Sammlung – The Design Museum vor dem Hintergrund ihrer geschichtlichen Entwicklung. Mittels verschiedener Installationen wird beleuchtet, wie unterschiedliche Kontexte die Wertschätzung funktionaler Dinge beeinflussen können. Jongerius und Schouwenberg: "Designobjekte sind Vermittler zwischen Menschen und ihrer Umgebung. Sobald man sich ihrer enormen Wirkung bewusst wird, erkennt man auch welche Entwürfe hochwertiger und bedeutungsreicher sind als andere."

Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne
...only chairs? Children's chairs from Sammlung Neuwald
07.12.2017 - 04.02.2018

The history of the children’s chair has a special role in design history. While the invention of the chair dates back to Antiquity, only from the 17th century onwards is there evidence of chairs made specially for children, albeit the privilege of the aristocracy and bourgeoisie. In the 19th century, however, in the course of industrialization the children’s chair became a design genre in its own right – and it is ideal to identify the development of new construction methods and the use of modern materials. In cooperation with the Dept. of Spatial Art and Light Design attached to the TU Munich’s Architectural Faculty, Die Neue Sammlung is presenting selected children’s chairs from the collection of Munich-based Gisela Neuwald, who since the 1970s has brought together more than 290 chairs from all over the world. As part of a research project, these have been studied closely by students from the TU. The presentation this has prompted will be located on the second upper level of Pinakothek der Moderne and offer a comprehensive overview of all the different aspects of the children’s chair.

Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne
Japanese Posters: Ikko Tanaka - Faces
03.03.2018 - 17.06.2018

Inspired by the Bauhaus, American Jazz and the aesthetic tradition of Japan, Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002) remains one of the most influential Japanese graphic designers. The exhibition is dedicated to the theme of the face in the poster oeuvre of this communicator between Japanese culture and the West. The parade of faces gliding past the ambling viewer is akin to a Gallery of Beauties, rendered in radical geometric abstraction, calligraphic expressivity or captured in photographs, emblematic, distorted, as impenetrable mask, surreal, playful … Sublimely seductive or theatrically tantalizing, all of these faces want to catch the viewer’s attention, be it for Noh or Kabuki theatre, exhibitions, communications companies or a collection by fashion designer Issey Miyake. Ikko Tanaka’s style could be outlined as combining bold abstraction with the balancing of opposites; it is expressive, elegant and powerful. Fellow designer American Ivan Chermayeff dubbed him a "distiller of visual truth".

Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne
Jablonec '68 The First International Silver Jewelry Symposium
10.03.2018 - 03.06.2018

2018 will mark 50 years since the first International Silver Jewelry Symposium in Jablonec in 1968, in what was then Communist Czechoslovakia. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this unique moment in the history of studio jewelry, Die Neue Sammlung is staging an exhibition where the works created for the exhibition will be on display again for the first time. From the middle of the 19th century, Jablonec nad Nisou became a mecca for the jewelry industry, thanks to its proximity to the centres of Bohemian glass-making at Libereč and Železný Brod. Glass beads and jewelry were exported as far afield as Africa and industrial exhibitions were staged. At the end of the 1960s, however, the world-wide economic downturn also hit the Czechoslovakian jewelry industry. The symposium was an attempt to find a way out of this dilemma by harnessing modern ideas, promoting international exchange and building on the success which Czechoslovakian jewelry had enjoyed at the world exhibitions in Brussels in 1958 and Montreal in 1967.

Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne
Power of Design - Design of Power. An Exhibition with 12 Interventions
01.05.2018 - 01.05.2019

In collaboration with the design theorist Friedrich von Borries, the Pinakothek der Moderne is staging an exhibition entitled ‘Power of Design - Design of Power’. It will take the form of 12 successive interventions, each building on the one before it, illustrating the ambivalent relationship between design and power. Design and power are, and always have been, intimately connected. On the one hand, design contributes to shaping and representing power structures, and turns them into material reality. On the other hand, design can provide tools for subverting and breaking up power structures. The complex subject of design and power will not be addressed by means of a conventional exhibition in which a general, scholarly narrative is first laid out and objects then selected to fit its course. Instead, the theme will be superimposed on the museum’s collection like a matrix, with the starting point the collection itself. Two initially unrelated themes – the rationale behind the collection and the discourse between design and power – will meet and meld into a new narrative, one which visitors will find surprising, exciting, informative and inspiring. Objects will become mirrors and indicators of power relations.

14.12.17 18:30
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

Möbeldesign zwischen Bauhaus und Memphis


Möbeldesign als Geschichte technischer Innovation oder spielerischen Zitierens: Der Überblick führt Sie entlang eines Hauptweges durch Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich zu Beispielen aus 50 Jahren Designgeschichte. Erleben Sie dabei die Wandlungsfähigkeiten von Stuhl und Schrank im jeweiligen historischen und sozialen Kontext.



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

Beschränkte Teilnehmerzahl. Ab eine Stunde vor Führungsbeginn werden an der Museumsinformation Teilnahmemarken ausgegeben.

Sprache: deutsch

15.12.17 12:30
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

30 Minuten - ein Werk: Matti Suuronen, Futuro, 1968


 



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

 

Sprache: deutsch

10.01.18 15:00
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

Führungen durch die Ausstellung "Beyond The New"


 



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

01.02.18 18:30
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

Führungen durch die Ausstellung "Beyond The New"


 



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

04.02.18 10:30
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

Führung für Gehörlose durch die Ausstellung "Beyond The New"


 



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

01.03.18 18:30
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

Kuratorenführungen zur Ausstellung "Beyond the New"


 



Veranstaltungstyp: Kuratorenführung

 

Sprache: deutsch

01.03.18 18:30
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

Führungen durch die Ausstellung "Beyond The New"


 



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

05.04.18 18:30
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

Führungen durch die Ausstellung "Beyond The New"


 



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

03.05.18 18:30
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

Kuratorenführungen zur Ausstellung "Beyond the New"


 



Veranstaltungstyp: Kuratorenführung

 

Sprache: deutsch

03.05.18 18:30
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum / Pinakothek der Moderne

Führungen durch die Ausstellung "Beyond The New"


 



Veranstaltungstyp: Allgemeine Führung

 

Sprache: deutsch

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