Driven by GERMAN DESIGN
3 October 2017- 14 January 2018
Part of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture.
Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture is organized by Qatar Museums, the German Embassy in Doha and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region.
Driven by German Design opens in October at Al Riwaq Gallery – a vast exhibition space in the heart of Qatar’s museum district. Curated by renowned museum director Prof. Dr. Martin Roth before his passing, it features numerous design objects loaned from some of Germany’s most significant cultural institutions such as the Vitra Design Museum, Neue Sammlung, Porsche Museum and Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt. The exhibition traces the development of German design over more than six decades, from the 1950’s to the present day and provides a glimpse into the future.
Unique exhibits will celebrate the most important and influential German designers from diverse fields, including product and graphic design, architecture, furniture, fashion and automotive design. The exhibition will feature some items that have never been seen before and highlight the influence of German design on ubiquitous objects such as iPhones, cameras and furniture. It also traces the evolution and development of some of the most iconic cars ever to have been designed, with the Porsche 911 Turbo, Volkswagen Golf and Käfer making an appearance.
Developed in close partnership with the Volkswagen Group, the exhibition covers more than 4,000 square metres and has been organised into five ‘Epoch Rooms’ and a ‘Design Laboratory’ showcasing a mixture of exhibits, videos and images. The visitor experience has been planned and organised into three main sections designed to educate, inform and entertain.
The ‘Design Laboratory’ brings to life the design process in a playful and engaging manner featuring interactive technologies and prototypes. The exhibition offers a comprehensive programme of activity including speeches, presentations and workshops.
Exhibition Opening times
Daily from 9am to 7pm
Friday 1:30pm until 7pm