The world appears to have forgotten about these treasures from socialist East Germany: an estimated 80,000 design objects and items of everyday use hidden in warehouses located in an industrial zone in Spandau, on the outskirts of Berlin, that serve as an unlikely home to this archive of unique East German designs and objects.
anune / photocase.de
GDR history has a special kind of appeal. If you enjoy retracing history, make sure to visit the sites of these nine former East German tourist attractions not far from Strausberger Platz.
One of the biggest names in the world of German design, Clauss Dietel shaped the look of a number of products that remain inextricably linked to many people’s memories of socialist East Germany. He was also one of the pioneers of sustainable design solutions explicitly opposed to the rise of the consumerist society and its “throwaway” culture.