Heimliche Helden. Das Gen...
Hidden heroes. The genius of everyday things: We use them every day. They influe...
Hidden heroes. The genius of everyday things: We use them every day. They influence our lives. There are billions of them. They are so common that we rarely even think about them: the hidden heroes of everyday life. Be it a dowel, a tea bag or a zipper – these objects are classics. Typically based on an idea that was both simple and ingenious, they have often remained essentially unaltered for decades. They quietly do their job without clamouring for attention.
A look at these unsung heroes has much to tell us about the importance of design: it is often most effective when it passes unnoticed. It emerges out of accurate observation of daily human life and is closely linked with industrial and technological developments.
The touring exhibition "Heimliche Helden. Das Genie alltäglicher Dinge" presents exhibits and installations in individually designed, multi-media showcases to tell the largely unknown story of the origins and development of 35 classic everyday items.
An exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum in collaboration with Hi-Cone.