Do It Yourself-Design

30 September 2016 - 29 January 2017

The do-it-yourself movement can be traced back to the art nouveau period. Parallel to the development of industrial production, the desire was awakened to create something with one’s own hands. After the First World War, when there was an interest in good design on a minimum level, many DIY designs emerged. Today, Berlin is virtually the capital of the DIY movement, and this has received another decisive push with the Internet and the 3D printer.

There is a long list of prominent designers who created DIY objects. This exhibition looks at the historical development of DIY design in the 20th century. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary concepts and above all on their immediate experience in workshops at the museum. Workshops on DIY and design make DIY an actual component of the exhibition itself.

A collaboration between Bröhan-Museum and MAK Wien. Supported by: IKEA Stiftung. Media Partners: Wall GmbH, rbb Fernsehen, Kulturradio vom rbb, H.O.M.E, Deutsche domus, kunst:art, Dinamix. Partner: Designmeile Berlin.

Blog: diydesignberlin.de

Design advertising motif: Gerwin Schmidt, 2016