Found it: Museum of Jurassic Technology’s Euro-companion!

Well I wasn’t exactly looking for it, but some of the best things come when we don’t expect them…like the Designpanoptikum in Berlin. I explain this museum sort of like I explain the MJT in Los Angeles–the fewer the words, the better.

Curator/owner Vlad Korneev is a photographer and began to collect unusual industrial artifacts that share a few things in common: the youngest object is probably from the 1970s, most are in disuse and serve no useful commercial purpose today and most have gone through a sort of DNA recombination. What you end up seeing are objects removed from their context, often reassociated with something that makes you say “WTF.”

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 Vlad giving me an intro to his House of Industrial Strangeness.

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 An iron lung. Using post-war German technology (and maybe some parts, hence the limeish green).

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Always seems strange to have use of complicated industrial equipment reduced to a plain-English set of instructions that is about the length of two typewritten pages!

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Love the matter of fact On or Off switch! 

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I believe an interwar telephone with a bunch of I-don’t-know-what other wayward industrial tools.

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