Return to Kronberg – Braun Börse
Braun and Design Börse 2022.
Last Saturday, 14 May 2022, the long-awaited Braun Design Collectors Meeting took place once more in Kronberg near Frankfurt. Organiser Förderkreis Braun Sammlung e. V. invited visitors to the light-flooded atrium of the Braun GmbH administration building. After a two-year hiatus due to the Corona pandemic, collectors, suppliers and fans were excited to meet up at this special event again.
Braun products occupy a special place not only at the annual exchange, but in the hearts of design aficionados. As a pioneer of functional design, Braun realised a new product concept in cooperation with the legendary “Hochschule für Gestaltung” in Ulm as early as 1955. Over the decades, many groundbreaking products were created that are now considered design classics.
This year, Braun Audio partook with an exhibition of the reinvented LE speaker series, introducing the award-winning products to longtime Braun lovers. Many interesting conversations ensued, among them lively but constructive exchanges with early Braun followers.
Products offered at the fair are known to include exemplary industrial design pieces from the hi-fi, photo, clock, household, furniture and lighting sectors. The represented brands are not limited to Braun, however. Design objects carrying renowned names such as Apple, Brionvega, Lamy, WMF, Olivetti and other reputed manufacturers are offered every year.
The event also serves as a treasure trove of design literature, brochures and spare parts for Braun appliances. Moreover, visitors appreciate the opportunity to combine their fair experience with a trip to the Braun Archive in the immediate vicinity.
Since 1982, the annual Braun Design Collectors Meeting has been a popular exchange and communication platform for an extremely active collector scene, and this year marked the 50th anniversary. We at Braun Audio congratulate the organisers on the successful event and hope that it continues to take place without interruptions in the future.