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Current: Perfectly Imperfect – Flaws, Blemishes and Defects
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Current: Perfectly Imperfect – Flaws, Blemishes and Defects
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Preview: Blood & Dust – Putting waste material to good use

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Preview: Blood & Dust – Putting waste material to good use

In the historic heart of Winterthur, the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur mounts exhibitions which explore the points at which design, art and everyday life intersect. The museum shows the familiar in unfamiliar ways, asks pertinent questions, provides startling, multisensory insights into current topics and offers easy access to the world of materials. 
Spotlight
Spotlight
Fri 24.11.23 − Sun 12.05.24

Current “Perfectly Imperfect – Flaws, Blemishes and Defects” exhibition

Exhibition

Current exhibitions

24.11.2023 – 12.05.2024

Perfectly Imperfect – Flaws, Blemishes and Defects

Perfectly Imperfect – Flaws, Blemishes and Defects
Mistakes occur, accidents happen, things get damaged. This is part of our everyday experience, and we learn to use various strategies to cope with imperfection. Errors also crop up in the material world of design and manufacturing, because of poor decisions and carelessness, technical deficiencies and design faults, or the intractable nature of the materials themselves. The consequences are ranging from minor blemishes right through to disastrous production failures.
Exhibition
01.03.2024 – 01.09.2024
Blood & Dust – Putting waste material to good use
Blood & Dust – Putting waste material to good use
Something is always wasted when materials are extracted and processed. At industrial manufacturing plants, construction sites and workshops, and during the process of making, finishing and packaging the end products, the material left over is often incinerated, dumped or exported.
Exhibition

Forthcoming exhibitions

07.06.2024 – 27.10.2024
Maarten Baas – New Times
PreviewMaarten Baas – New Times
In his series “Real Time”, Maarten Baas plays around with the motif of clocks and sheds light on the phenomenon of time. The Dutch designer has been developing this series, for which he designs clocks in different forms, since 2009. These are complex works in which the time of day is represented through film clips.
Exhibition
20.09.2024 – 16.03.2025
Workshop Show with Dafi Kühne
PreviewWorkshop Show with Dafi Kühne
Swiss designer Dafi Kühne combines contemporary graphic design with old printing technology in a uniquely creative way. In addition to digital design and production tools, he uses letterpress printing equipment dating from the 1960s, traditional type made of lead or wood, laser-cut woodblocks, plastic printing plates and hand-cut linoleum.
Exhibition
22.11.2024 – 11.05.2025
Lighten Up! In the Rhythm of Day and Night
PreviewLighten Up! In the Rhythm of Day and Night
The planet on which we live revolves, day alternates with night and the length of the day changes with the seasons. All living organisms have internalized this external light-dark cycle as a type of biological clock which enables them to adapt their behaviour and bodily functions appropriately.
Exhibition

MATERIAL LAB

MATERIAL LAB
Fotos: Michael Lio

Please feel free to touch! From glass, metal, wood, paper, plastic and stone to ceramics, colour pigments, textiles and leather – the permanent MATERIAL LAB exhibition is an interactive laboratory for studying materials. It is like a vast, three-dimensional textbook with an online database, some 1,000 specimen materials, experiment tables, video and audio stations and a library, all offering an in-depth yet enjoyable way of finding out about the world of materials. The MATERIAL LAB is thus a fun learning opportunity, as well as a place where interested members of the public, specialists and students of all ages can carry out research and make discoveries.
 

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