Circular Design Forum

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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


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

Nudging & Persuasive Design

Not only things are shaped by design. Human behavior can be influenced by design as well. This realization is not new, but in combination with digital tools, its implementation gains a new dimension. Come to IDZ and discuss with us on September 20.

Berlin Poland

B2B Networking Exchange

On 18 and 19 October, Berlin based fashion labels and and full service production agencies as well as Polish clothing manufacturers are invited to attend a networking program in Berlin. The Exchange will take place in the framework of our network project "Berlin Poland 2016-2019".

UX Design Awards

#UXDA19-Nominees Selected

The result of the nominations for the UX Design Awards 2019 has been determined: a jury of seven experts selected around 50 products and concepts from more than 20 countries to participate in the international competition.

All nominated solutions will be presented from 6 to 11 September 2019 in an exhibition at the global technology trade fair IFA in Berlin.

German Federal Ecodesign Award

Call for Entries 2019

The German Federal Ecodesign Award is looking for products, services and concepts that are outstanding in their design, their ecological quality and their innovative approach.

Participants can submit their projects to this years' competition until April 8.


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


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

In March 2019 ten selected fashion labels from Berlin will present their new collections for Fall/Winter 19/20 during Fashion Week Paris.

The successful cooperation of Berlin Showroom with AFA (Austria) and Mode Suisse (Switzerland) will be continued. Up-and-coming as well as established designers will showcase at the collective DACH Showroom in Paris Marais.

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

Production Visit and Workshop

From 10 to 11 July, IDZ invites Berlin fashion labels, fashion designers and full service production agencies to an in-depth workshop and production visits in the Gorzów Wielkopolski region in Poland.

The programme offers visits to Polish textile manufacturers and promises interesting insights into selected production sites and exciting B2B discussions.

HTW-Project "50 Years IDZ"


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.

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10785 Berlin