“Driven by German Design” opening in October at Al Riwaq Gallery, showcases design concepts and objects created in Germany or developed by German designers since 1945. The exhibition brings together for the first time different design disciplines including architecture, graphic design, product design, automotive design, fashion and furniture design.
“This retrospective of almost 70 years of German design has a close connection with Volkswagen Group and its brands. Many of our vehicles have given expression of their era as well as shaping German cultural identity. This will continue to be our aspiration for the future, as digitization and new drive concepts affect automotive and industrial design”, noted Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group, at the opening of the exhibition in Doha.
Over 400 exhibits will be displayed in total, including a number of studies and prototypes that have never before been shown in public. Five exhibition areas are dedicated to the most important periods of post-war German design and showcase the works of more than 30 designers that have influenced design history in both Germany and around the world. A design lab at the center of the exhibition, which was co-developed by Volkswagen AG, provides a window into design processes. For example, visitors can experience how an idea is generated and led through the developmental stages leading up to production based on a chair design by Konstantin Grcic and several prototypes from industrial designer Stefan Diez.