Yesterday we paid a visit to the opening of the DMY 2015 – the International Design Festival in Berlin. Until Sunday you can still see the exhibition with its new talents and designs. With the Kraftwerk in Mitte the festival team found an amazing new location. Yet, some of the exhibition set-up could have been more adjusted to the cool looks of the industrial building – quite a symbol for the raw Berlin during the 90’s. For some of the exhibitors it appeared to be a challenge to take advantage of the great space as their booths sometimes felt a bit too improvised. Still, there were some really interesting and inspiring designs to see. Have a look at some of our impressions and favorite designs after the jump.
The ‘Firelamps’ by Polish designer Aleksandra Jakuc (in collaboration with the company Supon Bialystok, that produces fire-fighting equipment) made the perfect industrial interior design for the location. You can even spot beautifully coloured fire marks on the metals.
Same as the limestone furniture ‘Calcarenite Series’ by Italian designer Cosma Franscina, that is linked to nature and his motherland Salento, for example.
Also quite interesting are the ‘Artefacts’ by designer Jon McTaggart, that explore the relationship between digital manufacturing tools and local raw materials. You could see 3D-prints of bowls and dishes out of sand and resin.
On the first floor there is an open design workbench by Audi where you could see the works and creative processes of Velt, new contemporary men’s shoes, yesterday. On Friday the topic will be porcelain design with examples from Uta Koloczeck from manuFactory. On Saturday you can experiment with wood design in a workshop from betahaus there.
Below a couple more impressions from the exhibition that will be open to visitors until Sunday, June 14, 2015, daily from 10h until 20h (on Sunday until 18h).
Guten Tag Alicia,
Sehr schöne Bilder 🙂 Kennst du zufällig den Name des Designers von den Stuhlen in pink, hell blau auf dem Bild, das du von oben genommen hast? Wir finden Sie unheimlich schön.
Vielen lieben dank,
Hallo Mr. Wonderful! Ich habe gerade nochmal meine restlichen Bilder durchgeschaut – leider ist aber keins mit dem Namensschild dieses Designers dabei. (Das war nämlich der DMY Shop) Aber ein Festival Besuch würde sich sicher lohnen 🙂
Liebe Grüße, Alicia
you mean the chair on the 16th photo ?