The HfG Ulm - A short history

How we came to be where we are

QUICK OVERVIEW  
The Ulm School of Design (Hochschule für Gestaltung, HfG), founded in 1953 by Inge Scholl, Otl Aicher and Max Bill. It was the most influential design school of the 20th century.

The booklet is a short narrative about the HFG Ulm. It is a conversation between two students where one of them builds a stool which unfortunately is an exact copy of the ‘Ulm stool’ by Max Bill. Unaware of its creator, the student thinks that it has created something that does not exist. Lack of exposure to design history and design products of the past reinforces the importance to teach history at design schools in INDIA.

AUDIENCE
Anyone interested in knowing about design history, Undergraduate and postgraduate design students, design faculty.


“Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Yet those who do study history are doomed to stand by helplessly while everyone else repeats it.”
– Toni Nicolle



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UPDATED: 13 APRIL 2020
AUTHORs
Mandar Rane
Prof. Mandar Rane
Communication Design
Faculty IDC, IIT Bombay
Hriday Gami
Hriday Gami
Research Associate
Alumnus DoD, IIT Guwahati
Credtis
CONTEXT
Product Title: The HFG Ulm, A short history
Product Type: Printed
Price: FREE with design timeline
Contents: The booklet is a short narrative about the HFG Ulm - the most influential design school of the 20th century.
Binding: Center pinning
Publisher: mrane publications
Author: Mandar Rane + Hriday Gami
Pages: 28 (including cover)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-93-5311-442-8 (Paperback)
Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 24 cm
Product weight: 64 gms
Quantity: 1 
COVER IMAGE
The TC 100 Tableware designed by Hans Roericht in 1959 // © HfG-Archiv
SPECIAL THANKS FOR IMAGES FROM HfG-ARCHIV: 
Dr. Martin Mäntele Director of the Department, Ulmer Museum, HfG-Archiv, Ulm
Prof. Dr. René Spitz
Prof. Timm Rautert
Florian Aicher
PROOF READING
Hriday Gami
Prof. Ranjan Joshi
Saurabh Tewari
Purba Joshi
Prem Sonar
Aditi Kulkarni 
IMAGE EDITING
Unmesh Nayak
Sachit Shyam