Interior Design

Secret heroes –
the genius of everyday things

Vitra Design Museum
Curator: Jochen Eisenbrand
Assistant curator: Laura Hompesch
Exhibition designer: Dieter Thiel

Designed as a travelling exhibition, «Secret heroes – the genius of everyday things» shows thirty-six familiar but insufficiently regarded classics of everyday design. It offers information about their history, and introduces the public to the significance of these apparently insignificant objects. Showcases have been developed for each of the displays – the basic form and the materials match, but the colours, dimensions and features of the presentation are distinct and individual. Each box presents an exhibit, together with patent certificates, publicity materials and short films. In addition, the exhibition gives illustrative examples of the historical influence of these «secret heroes» on the design and art worlds.