Museum für Gestaltung

Building Worlds

Models for Designing, Collecting, Reflecting

15 Jul 2016 - 08 Jan 2017

Models for Designing, Collecting, Reflecting
15 July 2016 - 8 January 2017

Models are all-rounders. They make it possible for us to own things we could not otherwise possess. Here one thinks, for example, of the innumerable collections of faithfully made railway or motorcar models. But models are also indispensable in designing furniture or buildings, and they can give scientific ideas a form. Models make us think and they often also entice us to play. Some are aesthetically delightful and more fascinating than the reality to which they relate: they are generally smaller and easier to handle or exist only digitally. Moreover, if a model depicts reality with little detail, it embodies the essence of the thing. This exhibition presents the wide range of model worlds in design, science and leisure culture – and offers you a chance to build.