Circular Design Forum

Get in the loop!


Our first Circular Design Forum on June 14 brought together designers, scientists and experts from multiple countries at EUREF Campus in Berlin discussing sustainable design approaches. In panel talks & workshops, the speakers gave insight into circular economies, political frameworks and future-orientated business models. The speakers included Leyla Acaroglu, Arndt Pechstein and Anne Raudaskoski.


New Address

The IDZ has moved!


On 10 October we have left our offices at Potsdamer Platz and moved to Kreuzberg. Apart from the address, all contact details remain the same. Our new address is:

IDZ | International Design Center Berlin
Hagelberger Straße 52
10965 Berlin


Design Views

Additive Addicted


Don't miss our new Design Views exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum: In the work of design collective Additive Addicted technologies of digital manufacturing and the millennia-old material porcelain meet and interact with one another. This way, objects with delicate, highly complex structures that resemble textiles were developed.


Happy Holidays

from the IDZ-Team!


We wish you happy holidays and a new year full of peace, love, health, happiness and hope. May it be less turbulent than the outgoing one!

We will be back for you on 3 January. Stay healthy – and if you can, stay home!

Your IDZ team




Call For Speakers – International Design Forum #IDF21


The #IDF21 will focus on the user-centric design of future-oriented interiors, mobility and rail traffic.

The application deadline is November 15th.


Design Discourse

Boris Kochan & Ulrich Müller


We invited two eloquent and unconventional thinkers to the design discourse to illuminate the theme "Bauhaus" from different angles.

The Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID) and the IDZ jointly host this conversation. Discuss with us at the USM Showroom Berlin on 26 September. (Photo: Michael Bundscherer)



CN-BC Meetup

Market Entry China


Our next CN-BC "Go to China" meet-up, the second part of our series on China market entry strategies, will take place via Zoom on January 19 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am (CET).

We will welcome three of our network partners. In addition, two Berlin-based companies, Sustify and büro+staubach, will report on their start in China..


#UXDA19

Awards announced


On Friday, 6 September, the winners of the UX Design Awards 2019 were honoured at a festive ceremony at the International Consumer Electronics Fair IFA Berlin. Thanks to all involved for celebrating with us!

Also at IFA, all #UXDA19-winners and nominees will showcased their projects in an exhibition until 11 September.


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Jury & Expo


In its meeting on 16 September, the #BPEcodesign19 jury nominated 31 projects out of 130 accepted submissions for the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2019.

The special exhibition at the Designers' Open in Leipzig from 25 to 27 October offers a last chance to see last year's prizewinners and nominees.




Meetup

News from Africa


On 24 January, Rolf Mehnert from Fuenfwerken Design AG and UX expert Gunnar Krüger will present their experiences from their stay in Africa. Together with the Nairobi Design Institute they organized an interesting workshop in Africa. The topic: »Mobility in Nairobi«.


COVID-19 Update

Information and advice


The effects of the COVID-19 are becoming more apparent every day. We have compiled a page for you with information and tips in connection with the Corona Virus.

Here, we will collect information and advice related to the pandemic that may be of interest to you: Canceled events, links, tips and advice on how to deal with the situation.




Berlin Showroom

Call for Participation


Berlin Showroom A/W 20/21 offers group presentations in Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Zurich and Tokyo as well as a B2B online showroom!

Berlin-based fashion labels can apply to participate until January 4th.


EcoDesign Circle 4.0

EcoDesign Sprint 4.0


In mid-November we conducted the pilot of the EcoDesign Sprint 4.0.

Peter Post, Managing Director of Scholz & Volkmer and expert in service and UX design, and Markus Vihma, consultant for circular design and recycling management, developed numerous ideas for digital services with representatives of the management and various divisional managers of a large German furniture manufacturer.


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Exhibition finissage


On 25 November, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and the President of the Federal Environment Agency Maria Krautzberger honoured the twelve winners of the Federal Ecodesign Award 2019. You can find all the award-winning projects on the newly designed Award-website.

The application period for the Federal Ecodesign Award 2020 starts in January.





IDZ Virtual Meetups

IDZ members exchange information


Every Thursday at 10 am we invite you to our virtual meetup. It is a platform for questions. For the exchange of experiences and offers. For insights into current projects, spontaneous thoughts, ideas and impulses. For policy requests.

We look forward to your ideas, offers and topic suggestions for upcoming virtual meetups!


EcoDesign Circle 4.0

Designsprint


SMEs that want to advance the topic of circular economy and tackle the transition from linear to circular business models are cordially invited to apply for the EcoDesign Sprint 4.0 pilot organized by the IDZ as part of the EU project EcoDesign Circle 4.0!

Application deadline is 28 October.


50 Years IDZ

Design in Focus


As part of the IDZ's 50th anniversary, students of the Industrial Design and Communication Design courses at the HTW Berlin interviewed designers, scientists and entrepreneurs on the current role of design and their vision for its future.


Anmeldung

IDZ Compact Training

Job Clarification


Investing in the beginning – this helps to avoid misunderstandings and annoyance. It releases energy for creativity and builds trust.

In February 2021, we will again offer an online compact training with IDZ coach and wirDesign co-founder Andreas Viedt with a total of four dates. A Zoom conference on January 28 gives you the opportunity to briefly get to know the program and the coach in person.



50 years IDZ

Discussion Evening


50 years ago the IDZ was opened in Budapester Straße in Charlottenburg. Exhibitions were shown, lectures were held - and debates were fierce.

On April 17th, to the day on the 50th anniversary of the IDZ, we would like to take up the debates held at that time under the theme "The Human Measure: Making Cities Worth Living in" in the Stadtwerkstatt.


Cornelia Horsch

† 24 August 2019


"Being able to fall asleep when one is tired and being able to let off a weight that has been lugged for a long time, is a delight, a marvellous fact."
(Hermann Hesse)

We say goodbye to the long-time director of the IDZ, our always inspiring colleague and dear friend Cornelia Horsch. With her positive attitude to life, her humour and her unbridled energy, she has left a lasting impression on the IDZ.


UX Design Award

Public Choice 2019


Vote now for the #UXDA19 Public Choice!

Take this opportunity and vote for your favorite project until October 31.

We wish all nominees every success in the voting!


Transforming People & Places II

Redesigning the Asphalt


On April 30, the second event in the series, which was launched in cooperation with Archimedes Exhibitions, will once again focus on urban mobility – from urban design and smart mobility to sharing and participation and climate change.

The series creates space for exchange and discussion between the designers and residents of our city.


Hybrid Design - Augmented Reality for designers

On 12 December, the EU-funded AURORA School for ARtists is holding together with IDZ a one-day workshop on augmented reality for designers.

The course will take place at Sophienstraße 22a in Berlin-Mitte.


UX Design Awards

Virtual Award Ceremony


The recording of the UX Design Awards 🏆 Virtual Award Ceremony 2020 is now online on the #UXDA20-website.

We are happy to present the best in UX and CX in 45 Minutes, with outstanding solutions in health, education, culture, communication, business, sports, and many talented young guns!


German Ecodesign Award

Winners announced!


On 30 November, the winners of the German Ecodesign Award 2020 were announced in a virtual award ceremony. The video and an online exhibition with all awarded projects can be found on the website of the Award.

Experience how climate change is changing a high alpine glacier, how faulty china is rescued and how heirloom vegetable plants are revived!


IDZ members

introduce themselves


Anfang 2020 haben wir begonnen, in unserem monatlichen Newsletter ein IDZ-Mitglied des Monats vorzustellen.

Wir haben inzwischen vier dieser Beiträge auf der Website gesammelt, und hoffen, mit der Zeit einen interessanten Einblick in unsere Mitgliederstruktur zu geben.


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Call for Entries 2021


Applications for the Federal Ecodesign Award 2021 will open on 18 January.

Companies of all sizes and sectors, students and creative professionals can submit their projects online until 12 April!

Take part and celebrate ten years of the Federal Ecodesign Award with us in 2021!

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IDZ members

introduce themselves


Anfang 2020 haben wir begonnen, in unserem monatlichen Newsletter ein IDZ-Mitglied des Monats vorzustellen.

Wir haben inzwischen vier dieser Beiträge auf der Website gesammelt, und hoffen, mit der Zeit einen interessanten Einblick in unsere Mitgliederstruktur zu geben.


50 Years IDZ

Design in Focus


As part of the IDZ's 50th anniversary, students of the Industrial Design and Communication Design courses at the HTW Berlin interviewed designers, scientists and entrepreneurs on the current role of design and their vision for its future.