East German Design. Yes, it really existed.
Several of the products featured do have a kind of retro cool about them.
But I always found it interesting that socialist societies had a "look" about them. They always, without exception, looked tired and old-fashioned. Even in the 1990s they reminded you of the 1950s.
You can still see this, not just in obvious places like North Korea, but even in the former Soviet Union, including Russia.
Especially in that inately conservative institution, the military.
The cockpits of even the most up to date fighters produced by Russia, like the Su-35, even though crammed with the most modern and sophisticated of electronics and avionics, still look curiously outdated.
I remember seeing a series of photos just a few years back of one of the Russian Navy's most modern destoyers.
Still typically Soviet in design, with an appearance of being top heavy and just bristling with weapons.
But then there was a photo of a sailor in front of a control panel inside and bang! It was like being teleported right back to the 1950s again.