Two countries, one history?

Driven by famous Bauhaus movements, the German design role gained worldwide attraction in the early stage of the twentieth century. After 1949, its development followed a unique path as designers in the divided country continued working under contrasting political systems in East and West Germany. Shiny plastic constructions in the East, in contrast to minimalistic functionalism in the West: The notions of German post-war design culture are ruled by clichés and stereotypes.