Everyday objects

01.04. - 01.11.2015

Wilhelm Wagenfeld (1900-1990) was the most important designer of German products from 1925 to the 1970s, a pioneer of modern design for industrially produced household goods. His tableware model no. 639, designed for FÜRSTENBERG in 1934, is the quintessence of porcelain design and is still revered today. For Wagenfeld, functionality and aesthetics had to be as one. The aim was to create elegant objects with a natural and discreet functionality thus provoking a desire to use them every day. Cost-efficient manufacturing that did justice to the materials it used was the pre-requisite for this socially-aware design style. 25 years after the designer’s death, FÜRSTENBERG is presenting the designs created by Wilhelm Wagenfeld for FÜRSTENBERG in a small exhibition, classifying them with other porcelain designs by his contemporaries such as Hermann Gretsch and Heinrich Löffelhardt in the functionalism of his time.

The exhibition in the old coach house will be open to visitors from 1 April, while an exhibition of Wagenfeld’s glass objects is also being organised by our neighbour and partner Glasmuseum Boffzen, www.glasmuseum-boffzen.de.