For a number of years now it has been possible to observe a phenomenon that has developed more recently into a genuine trend: greater appreciation is being shown for the old and the used. And this is not confined to insiders. “Vintage” is the term used for this movement. Making regular visits to the second-hand shop is now regarded as chic, as nothing seems quite as outdated as flawless designer goods. Flaws, on the other hand, are in fashion and are now sometimes even included in the design process. Patina makes the mass product into something unique. Vintage stands for the increase in the value of an object that is the result of the aging and selection processes. The principle of vintage is a complex system with considerable creative and economic potential. The exhibition looks at the aura and the very special quality emanated by “original” vintage pieces from the world of fashion, furniture and product design, as well as at the artfully introduced flaws in new designer objects. Light is thrown on the motives behind the yearning for objects with a history. Vintage also provides new material for the discussion about the relationship between handcraft and the industrial product.
Guided Tours, Exhibition Talks and Workshops
The educational program of the exhibition opens a dialogue about vintage by means of tours and discussions in the exhibition. It offers creative confrontations in Workshops for schools or for families and awakens an interest in design experiments.