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'Museum of Things' in Berlin Celebrates Design Mistakes

By: Howard Wu - Published: Feb 11, 2010   Updated: May 19 2011 • References: core77
The annual “Bad Taste Exhibition” at the Museum of Things in Berlin, Germany, began 100 years ago as the “Cabinet of Bad Taste” display by Gustav E. Pazaurek.

Rather than the current connotation of only politically incorrect, age-inappropriate, or otherwise offensive material, the current Bad Taste Exhibition includes all types of product designs that were considered to be “mistakes” for any reason.

Implications - Strange, abnormal items are great for those who appreciate modern, abstract artwork. These items often come from companies who specialize in alternative culture-inspired products that are popular among those looking for a deviation from the norm. These pop culture-inspired designs attract a large market who want something fresh, exciting and unconventional with a quirky aesthetic.