On the occasion of the special exhibition Evil Things. An Encyclopedia of Bad Taste by the Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge this article portrays The Cabinet of Bad Taste of Gustav Pazaurek. It opened in 1909 in Stuttgart and gathered numerous handcrafted products and industrial goods that Pazaurek labelled as examples of bad taste. Based on his historical complex system to categorize mistakes, this article examines tendencies of taste and design in current product culture.
The «Cabinet of Bad Taste» by Gustav E. Pazaurek