The Oberstein jewellery of the 1920s/1930s

06.10.2023, 18:30 – 20:00, Industrial monument

We cordially invite you to a lecture evening with Wilhelm Lindemann on 6 October 2023 at 6:30 pm in the Jakob Bengel industrial monument:

Der Obersteiner Schmuck der 1920er/1930er Jahre: Industriedesign statt Art Déco

[The Oberstein jewellery of the 1920s/1930s: Industrial design instead of Art Déco]

©Jürgen Cullmann, Lichtblick Fotodesign

Jakob Bengel's jewellery from the early 1930s is an original contribution to early German industrial jewellery design. As part of the reform endeavours of the Deutscher Werkbund, the desire for a stylistic departure into modernity had become established in Oberstein.

In his lecture, Wilhelm Lindemann places the collection of the early 1930s in the context of the early German jewellery design of the 1920s and 1930s. Inspired by the reform ideas of the "Deutscher Werkbund", the jewellery industry sought a new, independent path in the design of its products, in contrast to the French and English competition.