Here, we will make available treasures from our vast sound and image archives. We’ve only just started to digitise photos and sound recordings. So, please bear with us. It’s definitely worth checking in from time to time as we are incrementally adding more content.
from our image archive
Chairman Mao moulded into form
A designer from Hong Kong is said to have the largest collection of Chairman Mao busts. The busts were produced, by governmental decree, in only two places in the People’s...
The Black Cube
Initiated by Michael Erlhoff as a project at Köln International School of Design/KISD. “It is black – deep and mysterious. It is cubic – shiny on every side with...
A project with students of the Köln International School of Design/KISD: research and award stupid public design. After having discussed about criteria for stupid design the students discovered many...
Here you’ll find different types of architecture (sometimes strange ones).
St. Moritz Design Summit – 2000-2007
In 1999, as a result of an initiative by Köbi Gantenbein, chief editor of the magazine Hochpaterre, we were invited to St. Moritz (Switzerland) to talk with local officials...
Non Intentional Design (NID)
A term that has been invented by Uta Brandes and Michael Erlhoff: “Non Intentional Design” describes what people do spontaneously and without any deliberate intention because they are faced...
4:3 – Fifty Years of Italian and German Design
An Exhibition at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany June to November 2000 In 1988, the then-director of the Art and Exhibition Hall of...
Designers Milano 2000
Designers we met in Milano in 2000.
Rubber Cup Competition 1998
The Rubber Cup goes back to Richard Sapper, then-professor at the Stuttgart Academy of Art: students from all universities were invited to participate in this race on the condition...
Designed in Germany
Following the World Design Expo in Nagoya, this exhibition by the German Design Council, whose then-director was Michael Erlhoff, was shown at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles....
from our sound archive
Sound of Design // approx. 2000
These acoustic pieces were created in a short-term project (starting on a Monday afternoon and ending with a public presentation on Friday morning of the same week) around the...Archive, be//ALL EARS, be//TWEEN, ME, UB
Song for the graduation ceremony at KISD 1999
Lyrics, music and vocals: Tanja Godlewsky and Claudia Leu (now: Claudia Herling) Arrangement and production: Oliver J. Leu and David Oswald When Tanja Godlewsky and Claudia Leu were...Archive, be//ALL EARS, ME, UB
99th Anniversary of Kurt Schwitters’ Birthday // 1986
A sound collage by Uta Brandes and Michael Erlhoff, created for NDR radio and broadcast on 26 February 1986 (in German).
Conversation with Oswald Wiener // approx. 1983
A conversation between Michael Erlhoff and the Austrian scholar and writer Oswald Wiener (approx. 1983, in German).Archive, be//ALL EARS, be//TWEEN, ME, UB
Hannoversche Verdichtungen // 1980
Unsatisfied with both the largely miserable quality and local presence of Hannover-based writers, Uta Brandes and Michael Erlhoff placed a distinctive note in the local paper HA.Z: all those...