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Berlin, Germany

Obscura Day 2015: Design Panoptikum

Don't go to the art galleries, go to the scrapyards!

A step through the doors of Design Panoptikum, a Museum of Extraordinary Objects, is a step into a wonderfully unnerving world of retro-tech attached to body parts, and medical equipment paired with common items from eras spanning past and future.

Troubling imagery coupled with a self-described “space carnival atmosphere” lends to a spooky yet whimsical world of doll-like mechanical monsters and a place where people seem to have been put together with spare parts. Lounging on rare furniture under a substantial collection of bizarre lamps, these eerie figures and their surrounding furnishings are designed from historical objects from aviation, the medical field, the film industry and more.

This Obscura Day, join us at Design Panoptikum for an exercise in logic, creativity and fantasy. Owner/artist Vlad will open his doors for a personal tour of his half design museum, half horror house of the imagination. He'll be sharing the stories behind his various creations and collecting the best wrong ideas from attendees to create new installations using real, historical, industrial objects from the last 100 years, to be re-combined in the wrong context. 

Saturday, May 30; guided tours will be held on the hour from 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tickets: €7
Design Panoptikum
Torstraße 201
Berlin, Germany 10115