Martin Gropius Bau


On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst initiated the temporary exhibition ”Germany-Russia, from confrontation to cooperation” to be exhibited at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin in 2015. The exhibition gives an insight into German-Russian relations since 1945 and approaches the subject through a fragmentary stream that high lights particular milestones throughout their history. Together with the Berlin architects büroberlin and the media designers Schnellebuntebilder we were invited to develop a multidimensional exhibition concept and design to frame the theme and topic in the most suitable way.

Deutsch-Russiches Museum


The history of German-Russian relations are neither linear nor continuous. The combination of graphic design and architecture emphasize and symbolize the diverse political and cultural dynamics between the two nations. Featured milestones in their history evolve as three-dimensional volumes growing out from the wall graphics. Through implementation of vividness in the entire exhibition design we gave some of the more central exhibits, letters and contracts a framework that engages through curiosity and attraction.

660 m2

Project Team
büroberlin (archtiecture)
schnellebuntebilder (media)
Michael Flegel (lights)

Deutsch-Russisches Museum, Berlin-Karlshorst in cooperation with Staatlichen Historischen Museum, Moskau

© Thomas Bruns


Visual Concept
Graphic Design
Preparation of print files

Nr. 1 in competition for exhibition design

Little Adén is very excited to have won a pitch together with büroberlin and schnellebuntebilder for the special exhibition “Germany and Russia – from confrontation to cooperation” that will be shown at Martin-Gropius-Bau in October 2015. We are looking forward to the new collaboration and want to send our best congratulations to our co-partners. The exhibition is initiated by the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.


Allied Museum


As a part of the 2013 Berlin theme year “Diversity Destroyed. Berlin 1933-1938-1945”, our mission was to create an extra exhibition design for the foyer of the Allied Museum in Berlin: “Victors, Liberators, Occupiers. German Jews in the service of the Allies”. The exhibition gave further insight about German Jews who emigrated from Germany to later return to their homeland together with the allied occupation.


Together with Berlin architects FrankeSteinert we developed a hand tailored design concept for the special exhibition. 15 different biographies with text, pictures, video interviews and exhibits were designed to fit on asymmetrical boards and vitrines. 15 individual stories in a historical time when each person’s life leaned upon an insecure future gave the idea of working with asymmetry and cutted typography.


Visual Concept
Graphic Design
Preperation of print files