Braun 10021 April -- 29 August 2021
SPECIAL OFFER: On presentation of an admission ticket for the exhibition “ON AIR. 100 Years of Radio” (exhibition at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin), you will receive an admission ticket at the Bröhan-Museum for the “Braun 100” exhibition at a reduced price. This regulation also applies vice versa.
Hardly any company embodies the aesthetic language of the German post-war period more distinctly than Braun. Whether razors, hi-fi systems, watches or kitchen appliances, Braun devices are all linked together by a formal language which, combined with their ease of use, sets a precedent for functionalist design to this day. A number of significant designers such as Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Hans Gugelot and Dieter Rams worked for Braun. 100 years after the company´s foundation, the exhibition at the Bröhan Museum shows the finest examples of Braun design. The development of functionalist device design – which also made a lasting effect on other companies such as Bang and Olufsen and Apple – will be a thematic focus of the exhibition, just as the intertwining of design, art and politics in the company´s 100-year-long history.
In a series titled “Braun Icons” we present Braun´s most iconic designs in short video clips in German and English. The clips are published every Thursday on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube).
Visit the exhibition online – with our digital guide.
Parallel to the exhibition “Braun 100” at the Bröhan Museum, we are showing a showcase exhibition on “Braun 100” at Living Berlin (formerly stilwerk), Kantstraße 17, 10623 Berlin. With this format planted in the urban space, we want to break new ground and bring the exhibition to you, to the people in the city – pandemic-compliant, barrier-free, free of charge. You can visit the satellite exhibition until August 1.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by the Wienand Verlag. A free discovery booklet for children is offered in German.
In co-operation with the Braun-Sammlung Ettel.
Media partners: Wall GmbH, inforadio, rbb Kultur, H.O.M.E.
Curated by: Dr Tobias Hoffmann, Fabian Reifferscheidt
Exhibition design: Katleen Arthen
Advertising design: Gerwin Schmidt, Munich, using: Dieter Rams, Hairdryer “HLD 4”, 1970, Braun-Sammlung Ettel, Berlin, Photo: Colya Zucker
SPECIAL OFFER (after reopening): On presentation of an admission ticket for the exhibition “ON AIR. 100 Years of Radio” (exhibition at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin), you will receive an admission ticket at the Bröhan-Museum for the “Braun 100” exhibition at a reduced price. This regulation also applies vice versa.