With the founding of the Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau in 1898, Dresden became an important center of the international Arts and Crafts and Reform Movement for several decades in light of its innovative design and social renewal. The opening of the Deutsche Werkstätten to women as artistic collaborators at the beginning of the 20th century was virtually unknown until today. It is largely thanks to Karl Schmidt’s (*1873-1948) engagement at the time of the reform movement that numerous women were commissioned as designers immediately after the founding of his company and that their products were produced under their names. For the first time, Against Invisibility – Women Designers at the Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau 1898 to 1938 presents 19 women who worked in the context of the Deutsche Werkstätten in the early 20th century.

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