Design (2018 | Issue 3)

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Did You Know? - What’s Up, Germany? - Design (2018 | Issue 3)

1 In 2019, Germany will be celebrating the centenary of the Bauhaus, one of the most important and influential design schools of the 20th century.
(German Missions in India)
2 German architect Peter Behrens is often considered to be the first industrial designer. As artistic advisor for the Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG), he created the company’s corporate identity, including its logo.
(Encyclopaedia Britannica)
3 Germany is the fourth-largest exporter of textiles and clothing in the world, and the second-largest textile importer.
(Germany Trade & Invest)
4 In 1914, German optical engineer Oskar Barnack invented one of the biggest breakthroughs in photography: the iconic Leica camera. By 1961, a million Leicas were in use!
(The Guardian)
5 The world’s first fashion magazine was published in Germany in 1586. Written in Latin, it covered women’s fashion.
(The History of the Magazine)
6 Plakatstil, a poster style movement that emerged in Germany in the early 20th century, revolutionised commercial art.
7 The BMW Group’s headquarters, designed in the shape of the company’s famous four-cylinder engine, is an architectural landmark in Munich.
(BMW Group)
8 TIME magazine named German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg “Person of the Millennium” in 1999. He invented the movable-type printing press—a game changer that enabled the spread of knowledge in a way unmatched until the internet.
9 All three giants of modernist architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, apprenticed under the legendary industrial designer Peter Behrens and were greatly influenced by him.
(The Charnel-House)
10 Sustainable fashion is one of the fastest-growing segments in the $3-trillion global fashion industry. Berlin itself has more than 100 eco-labels that use organic and recycled materials.
(Fast Company)