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Design Gruppe Pentagon: ein Gespräch mit Prof. Wolfgang Laubersheimer | Event on the imm cologne 2020
Koelnmesse GmbH

Design Group Pentagon: A Talk with Prof. Wolfgang Laubersheimer

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15.01.2020 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Design, Universities
The Stage hall 3.1, G 009

Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
Köln

The event

Thirty-five years after it was founded, the Pentagon artists’ collective has designed an exhibition in their home town of Cologne. The five members were able to gather together almost the entirety of their work from private collections. Steel and Plexiglas alongside stone, rubber and leather – leading to the creation of a number of postmodern furniture designs between 1985 and 1991. In the early 1980s, many young designers broke with the “Gute Form” (good design) principle, which was typical of post-war West Germany and characterised by objectivity and functionality. The Pentagon collective played a key role in the start of the “Neues deutsches Design” (new German design) movement. The catalogue for the exhibition in the MAKK – Museum of Applied Arts Cologne will be available in February 2020.