Within Europe, Scandinavia and Italy are most often credited for innovative design. But a number of design classics have been created in Germany.
The industrialization of work which began by the second half of the 18th century not only led to workers being replaced by machines; it also required designers to develop prototypes for serial production.
Later on in Germany, the Ulm School of Design also had an important influence on the country’s output. Designers predominantly used plastic until the 1970s, when the oil crisis put an end to this trend.
When does a good design become a timeless classic that’s still sold decades later and whose originals can reach top prices? Some pieces of furniture have such a high quality that they survive all trends and wear. They are one-of-a-kind pieces that can add style to any interior, among them the Wassily club chair and the Wagenfeld lamp.