Products in Dialogue

Rhineland-Palatinate and Rwanda

Author: Slanted editors

The two-nation exhibition Products in Dialogue shows design from the partner countries Rhineland-Palatinate and Rwanda. The exhibition was first opened in September 2018 in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, on the occasion of a delegation trip by Rhineland-Palatines Prime Minister Malu Dreyer. From August 2019, the dialogue will continue in Rhineland-Palatinate. In the Festung Ehrenbreitstein, Rhineland-Palatinate and Rwandan design products will once again meet at the same level and connect people and cultures through design as a common “language”. In addition to objects, photographs showing the designers and the development of their products will also be shown.

The exhibition “Products in Dialogue” caught our attention in 2018 and was the initial inspiration for the Slanted Special Issue Rwanda, in which our team took a look at Rwanda's up-and-coming creative scene. The issue was presented by Julia Kahl during the opening of the exhibition in Koblenz.

Conceptualized by descom—Designforum Rheinland-Pfalz , the exhibition will be realized in cooperation with Partnerschaftsverein Rheinland-Pfalz/Ruanda e.V. and Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz .

Designers exhibiting: Bag label Moi Dasch by Marina Furin. Shoe manufacturer Peter Kaiser. Carpentry Summer. Illustrator Annina Baeger, Communication Design Christiane Landgraf, Fashion label Simply Wear by Stefanie Wiebelhaus, Lamp manufacturer Looks, Jewellery by Claudia Adam and Jörg Stoffel, Fashion design by House of Tayo, Fashion and accessories by Haute Baso, Illustrator Dolph Banza, Jewellery by Inzuki Design, Footwear designed by Uzuri K&Y, Fashion design by Moshions, Results of research and prototypes by the African Design Center

Products in Dialogue. Design from Rwanda and Rhineland-Palatinate.

From August 30th, 2019 until August 16th, 2020

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Landesmuseum Koblenz
Haus des Genusses
Festung Ehrenbreitstein
56077 Koblenz

Slanted Special Issue – Rwanda

Publisher: Slanted Publishers
Release: August 2019
Photographer: Daniel Sommer
Volume: 128 pages
Format in cm: 16 × 24 cm
Price: 12,00 €

Press photos: GDKE und U. Pfeuffer.
Photographers at the exhibition: Katharina Dubno in Rhineland-Palatinate, Chris Schwagga in Rwanda.

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