with Helge Aszmoneit
If you would like to learn more about the German Design Council's library in advance, we recommend the DDC's podcast "Die Design Bibliothekarin" with Helge Aszmoneit:
Since July 2019, the library has been located on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds in Hall 9.3 in the rooms of the Messe Frankfurt Historical Archive. This connection is also associated with many synergies for the library of the German Design Council and the Messe Frankfurt archive in terms of content, from which visitors can benefit.
The Design Library currently has 30 international magazines of the design context, makes them accessible and archives them. Only those publications that have lasting relevance find their way into the library.
of the library
The library also contains numerous very special publications that are not only interesting for researching design history. These are, for example, the Olivetti Corporate Design Manual, the "Deutsche Warenkunde" from the 1930s.
Another special feature is the collection of the design magazine "Techničeskaja ėstetika" from the former Soviet Union, which is available from 1965 to 1988.
There is an interesting article on this magazine and the library of the German Design Council by Yves Vincent Grossmann from 2017:
Cutlery WMF "Futura"
The historical photo archive also houses countless product photos of well-known design classics as well as rare connoisseur pieces.
Author: Mayer, Kurt. Design. Manufacture: Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF).
>> Photo: Historical Photo Archive of the German Design Council