Our permanent exhibition “The Ulm School of Design – From the Zero Hour to 1968” is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Our house remains closed on Monday.
New! Publication “The Ulm Stool. Idea – Icon – Idol”
The HfG Archiv/Museum Ulm puts one of the most famous designs created at the Ulm School of Design (HfG) at the centre of a comprehensive presentation (Editor: HfG-Archiv/Museum Ulm, Martin Mäntele, avedition, German, paperback, 328 pages, 300 illustrations, 39 €).
With texts by Prof. Dr. Thomas Hensel, Dr. Martin Mäntele and Viktoria Lea Heinrich M.A.
In the HfG-Archiv/Museum Ulm or in the online museum shop.
Building of the HfG Ulm, 1955. Photo: Ernst Hahn. © HfG-Archiv / Museum Ulm, Sign. HfG-Ar Dp 090.18. All rights reserved
The Ulm School of Design (1953-1968) was an internationally recognized school for industrial design. Its founders – Inge Scholl, the sister of Hans and Sophie Scholl, the graphic designer Otl Aicher, and the architect Max Bill – wanted to rethink and reorganize life in Germany after the end of fascism. In doing so, they oriented themselves to the ideas of modernism. Well-designed industrial products were to help everyone achieve prosperity and a good life in a democratically organized, free society.
Max Bill talking with Walter Gropius, Inge Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aicher, 1954. Photos: Sigrid von Schweinitz, © HfG-Archiv / Museum Ulm, Sign. HfG-Ar Schw 3.297 (Bill), HfG-Ar Schw 3.384 (Aicher-Scholl), HfG-Ar Schw 3.053 (Aicher). All rights reserved
The HfG-Archiv Ulm has the task of comprehensively documenting the history of the Ulm School of Design.
In its dual function as a museum and archive, it makes the contents and significance of the Hochschule accessible to a broad public.
This is done through exhibitions, publications, events as well as the opportunity for scientific research.
With great pleasure we welcome you to visit us:
Discover the HfG-Archiv in advance in a 360 degree tour: