Pascal Johanssen (Hg.)


Manufactory 4.0


256 pp.
22 x 29 cm, 251 colour ills. Hardcover.
English / German

 38,00 incl. VAT

ISBN 978-3-89790-541-2 Category:


Handmade in Germany serves as a label for manufacturers from Germany who enjoy a worldwide reputation. Whether
porcelain, watches, organs or writing implements, the origin of artisanal
craftsmanship lies in the immaterial cultural heritage of traditional
training in central Europe. Now, in the twenty-first century,
the fundamental processes of change brought about by digitalisation and
globalisation are clearly felt by each individual, and manufacturers too
must reinvent themselves in view of the global market, relying on future
technologies and endeavouring to combine the artwork – the vision
of a ‘manufactory 4.0’ – with the classical self-image of the workshop.
Globally networked businesses thus arise that are oriented towards a
human dimension and mindful of sustainable production.

Handmade in Germany provides an insight into the practice and future
concepts of the most significant German manufacturers.

Pascal Johanssen founded the Direktorenhaus in Berlin in 2010. It is regarded as an
innovative model in the combination of design, crafts and art. The Berlin-born curator
the international touring exhibition Handmade in Germany. Since 2017 Pascal
has been chair of the Meisterrat e.V., a community of manufacturers and productive


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