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.


Design Views

Buki Akomolafe


Celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, we present a new exhibition series in cooperation with Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin. The next »Design Views« exhibition will open on October 31: Fashion Designer Buki Akomolafe will present her her recent works. In her collections, androgynous, precise cuts meet eye-catching wax prints.


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.


Design Views

WertelOberfell


Celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, we present a new event and exhibition series in cooperation with Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin. The next »Design Views« exhibition will open on November 28: Jan Wertel and Gernot Oberfell from Studio WertelOberfell will be working on some experimental designs on site at KGM, and provide insights into their work processes.




International Design Forum

InnoTrans – Global trade show for transport and mobility


On September 19, a conference on design relevant topics in the fields of »public transport & interiors« takes place during the world’s largest trade fair for mobility. Experts from multiple countries present visionary design approaches and user-oriented concepts.


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)



Berlin Poland

B2B Networking Exchange


On 10 and 11 October, Berlin based fashion labels and and full service production agencies as well as Polish clothing manufacturers are invited to attend a networking program at Metropolenhaus in Berlin. The Exchange will take place in the framework of our network project "Berlin Poland 2019-2020".


#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


On September 16, the jury meeting of the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2019 will take place in the Metropolenhaus Berlin.

From 17 to 22 September we invite you to the exhibition of the nominees and all projects admitted to the jury meeting.


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«.


IDZ Meetup

workshop-methods


How do workshops succeed and how does the format support creative collaboration?

On 21 February, Esther Schaefer (communication designer and trained process moderator) will share knowledge and experience from her four-year practical experience as a workshop moderator, giving insights into topics such as work culture, role as a moderator or briefing.


Berlin Showroom

Fashion Week Paris


From 27 to 30 September, the Berlin Showroom in the Marais district will once again open its doors for Fashion Week Paris. It will showcase the Spring/Summer 2020 collections of eleven Berlin fashion labels.

Berlin Showroom is part of the DACH Showroom founded in 2017. The cooperation with Austria (Austrian Fashion Association) and Switzerland (Mode Suisse) is in its fourth season.


EcoDesign Circle

Sustainability Guide


Which methods and processes can be used to find sustainable solutions? And how can actors from design, business and education learn from each other?

The »Sustainability Guide« provides information about ecodesign, circular economy and names sustainability experts from the Baltic Sea region.


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Exhibition finissage


The nominees and winners of the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2018 can be seen at the designtransfer gallery at the UdK in Berlin until 22 May.

At the finissage on 22 May at 19:00 Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek will talk about social, circular and site-specific design.





IDZ Meetup

Circulating Packaging Solutions


The focus of the Meetup on 6 June from 7 p.m. is on compostable and recyclable packaging solutions.

Hannes Füting of IDZ-member formfüting, one of the founders of the start-up Superseven, reports on the history of his company and his work as a product designer in the field of sustainable product development.


Berlin Poland

Workshop on Finances in Fashion


Fashion designers and companies are cordially invited to register for the workshop "Financing and Promotion in the Fashion Industry" in Berlin. The deadline for registration is 30 August.

The aim of the workshop on 6 September is to provide Berlin-based companies with easier access to financing and promotion opportunities..


HTW-Project "50 Years IDZ"

Interviews


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.


IDZ Impulse evening

Empathic conversation


(Work) discussions activate joint creative potential and ensure more fun and quality in joint work. But what lies behind them?

The Impulse evening on 22.08.2019 starting at 7pm pursues this question. Andreas Viedt, co-founder of the brand and design agency wirDesign, reports in a keynote lecture.


IDZ News

New board elected


At the general meeting on 20 June, a new board of directors was elected. In the constituent meeting on 23 August, Karsten Henze was confirmed as Chairman of the Board and Prof. Pelin Celik was elected Deputy Chairman.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to our current and retired board members for their great honorary commitment to the IDZ!


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.

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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.