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Design & Emotion

Smiling chairs and floating lamps are among the objects waiting to be  discovered.

Over 200 items on display present a new perspective on a variety of products and designs available to the modern consumer.  Detached from traditional classifications of function, style, materials used or the designer, this exhibition focuses on the visceral appeal of products and defines the popular concept of emotional design.

While earlier the product function and a suitable design were the relevant criteria for purchasing an item, consumers today are far more particular when choosing their products. As far back as the eighties, the design movement has focused on being visceral and emotional, and products on the market today should offer something that will touch a consumer to the core – viewing the item or perceiving it with the senses should have an emotional effect.    Sheet holder

Come on a voyage of discovery through experiences which will intrigue, astonish, delight and amuse you. Other sections of the exhibition include self-portrayal and the sense of self, well-being, uneasiness, disappointment and aggravation. An emotional roller coaster ride awaits you as you observe your own response to the items while experiencing them and trying them out.

Opening hours and entrance fees

August 2 - November 2, 2008  |  Museum at Market Square

tuesday - thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - sunday, bank holidays
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Entrance fee: 4 € / 3 €


Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe
D - 76131 Karlsruhe

phone: +49 721 / 926 6514
fax +49 721 / 926 6537


People Portraits

Prof. Peter Raacke: Designmai 07 Berlin

The perfect backdrop to visit Professor Peter Raacke in the Germanys capital.

Scene of the Crime: Sushi Circle & Haus am Waldsee
Weapons: Camera, microphone and many questions

© DS TV 2007, producer: Ioanna Paraskeva


People Portraits

Prof. Peter Raacke: Sushi Circle Berlin

As announced a couple of extendes interviews with Prof. Peter Raacke will follow.

In this one here he talks about his first creative steps in the 40ies, the foundation of the VDID ("Associaton of Industrials Designs Germany) 1958 and many more ...

© DS TV 2007, producer: Ioanna Paraskeva


Event Reports

Prof. Peter Raacke: Sushi Circle II

Except of his own creations: What does the venerable master of industrial design think about colleagues? Are there any idols? Which design ideas does he admire, which ones surprise him?

© DS TV 2007, producer: Ioanna Paraskeva


Event Reports

Design & Emotion, Making of

From the idea to the final vernissage.

Look how an exhibition gets shape.


People Portraits

Design + Emotion: Manfred Gotta

Twingo, Megaperls an Smart - Manfred Gotta is Germany´s name inventor number one.

See the interview (in german) in the course of the Design + Emotion exhibition of the Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.


Event Reports

KISD Graduation 2008: phase08

One of the older more cultivated traditions at the Köln International School of Design is to send the graduates of the design department off with a great display and even greater festivity and to celebrate with them an exhibition. DS TV took a look around.
© DS TV 2008, producer: Ioanna Paraskeva


Event Reports

Chris O´Shea: Audience

Audience, conceived by rAndom International, is an installation consisting of around 64 head-size mirror objects. Each object moves its head in a particular way to give it different characteristics of human behaviour. Some chat amongst themselves, some shy away and others confidently move to grab your attention.


People Portraits

DS TV meets Prof. Michael Erlhoff

On this years´ graduation party of the Koeln International School of Design we met Prof. Dr. Michael Erlhoff. He told us some very interesting things about the brand new "Kölner Design Preis" which will be awarded on 6 November 2008.

© DS TV 2008, producer: Ioanna Paraskeva


City + Country Portraits

ROADSPOTTER in Toronto: Model Citizen

In May 2008 DESIGNSPOTTER went on the road to Canada, realizing a brand new project called ROADSPOTTER. In Toronto we made an interview with Georgia and Julian from MODEL CITIZEN who are located in Kensington Market...


City + Country Portraits

ROADSPOTTER in Toronto: The Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel is a unique urban hotel providing both travelers and Torontonians with a truly authentic experience of the local creative culture. We met Christina Zeidler, president of the Gladstone Hotel, and she told us about the hotel's thirty-seven artist-designed guest rooms and many more exclusive issues...

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