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25. Februar 2016
19 Uhr

Maxim Weinbar
Gormannstr. 25
10119 Berlin-Mitte
IDZ Meetup

On February 25, IDZ invites to its first meetup of the year. Members are invited to meet other members, share ideas, talk about current projects and design topics. People interested in the work of IDZ or a membership are also welcome to mingle. This time, we will meet at Maxim, a table is reserved under the name International Design Center (IDZ). Please R.S.V.P. here if you would like to come. Looking forward to seeing you!
March 4 – 7

Berlin Showroom Paris
From March 4 to 7, Berlin Showroom presents nine selected fashion labels from Berlin at Fashion Week Paris. Explore the new A/W 16 collections of Antonia Goy, Cruba, Esther Perbandt, Hien Le, Perret Schaad, Pugnat, Schmidttakahashi, Starstyling and Tata Christiane. Berlin Showroom bi-annually presents remarkable fashion designers and labels from Germany’s capital to international customers, buyers and press.

Lookbooks and all details at:
Bis 11. April 2016

Call for submissions | German Federal Ecodesign Award 2016

Once a year the German Federal Ecodesign Award honors products, services and concepts that are highly sustainable and functionally designed. We invite companies, design agencies, start-ups and students to apply for the design award till April 2016. Further information:
29. April 2016

UX Design Awards | Call for Submissions 2016

As of now the International Design Center Berlin invites companies and agencies to submit product solutions and services for the UX Design Awards 2016. The Awards honour electronic devices, digital solutions and services which set new innovative standards in user orientation and design. All nominated product solutions will be showcased in a special exhibition at IFA, the global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances.

Submission Deadline is April 29, 2016.
More Details and registration:
1 to 19 July 2015

Stresemannstraße 128-130 Berlin
Exhibition | Bundespreis Ecodesign

The exhibition of the winners of the Federal German Ecodesign Award is shown from 1 to 19 July 2015 at the Ministry for the Environment in Berlin. For more information:
11 to 14 June 2015
Exhibition Bundespreis Ecodesign at Design Week Berlin

During Design Week Berlin the exhibition of the winners and nominees of the Federal German Ecodesign Award is shown at Orangelab from June 11 to 14.
As a framework program lectures about sustainable materials and a panel discussion about sustainable fashion will take place.

Exhibition opening hours: June 11 to 14, 10 am - 6 pm
Lectures, June 11, 11 am – 1 pm
Panel discussion, June 12 starts 8 pm

Location: Orangelab

Free entry to the exhibition and events.

For further information:
March 15 till June 12, 2015
UX Design Awards
Call for Submissions 2015

The UX Design Awards honour outstanding design and user orientation in products, digital solutions and services. The competition offers a valuable communication tool for companies and agencies. All nominated product solutions will be presented in a special exhibition at IFA, the global trade show for consumer and home electronics in Berlin. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the fair. Submissions to the competition are free of charge. The deadline for registration is June 12, 2015. More details at:
February 2
till April 27, 2015

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Call for Submissions 2015

The Ecodesign Award goes into its fourth round! You can submit your products, services and concepts until April 27. The competition awards innovative and sustainable products and concepts with an outstanding design quality. The award is presented by the German Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency and conducted by IDZ. All details at:
March 10, 2015

NCS Colour GmbH
Prinzenstraße 85 D1,
2. OG
10969 Berlin

Entrance: 4.30pm
Start: 5.00pm

NCS Colour GmbH | Natural Colour System®©

Design Excursion

Held in German.
Monday 23
to Wednesday
February 25, 2015

Berlin Showroom New York

Selected fashion designers from Berlin will present their Autumn/Winter 15/16 collections at New York Fashion Week. Meet and explore the latest collections by Antonia Goy, CRUBA, DSTM, Sammler Berlin, Starstyling und Vladimir Karaleev. Lookbook and details at:
Januar 12, 2015

Katz Orange
Bergstraße 22
10115 Berlin

Start: 7 pm
IDZ Meetup

On January 12, IDZ invites to its first meetup of the year. Members are invited to meet other members, share ideas, talk about current projects and design topics. People interested in the work of IDZ or a membership are also welcome to mingle. This time, we will meet at Katz Orange, a table is reserved under Internationales Design Zentrum (IDZ). Looking forward to seeing you!
November 29, 2014

Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam
Schiffbauergasse 17
14467 Potsdam

Entrance: 3pm
Start: 3.30pm

Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam | Design Days Brandenburg (Designtage Brandenburg)

Design Excursion

IDZ invites to an excursion to Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam including a lecture of Peter Wouda, Director of Exterior Design at Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam. Afterwards, we will offer a guided tour through the exhibition „Wie entsteht das Design eines Autos?“ on the design processes that lead to a new car. The exhibition is part of the festival Designtage Brandenburg. More details here.
November 25, 2014

Workshop: Design & Company
My Carreer Path

Held in German.

November, 14 2014

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Award Ceremony 2014

The winners of German Federal Ecodesign Award will be announced at the Federal Environment Ministry on November 14. The award honors products, services and concepts that show an outstanding design and ecological quality. The jury has nominated 29 works out of 200 submissions. (Invitation only)
November 11, 2014

Workshop: Design & Company
Negotiate Fees and Retain Clients

Held in German.

November 10, 2014

Workshop: Design & Company
Acquisition for Designers

Held in German.

November 3, 2014

Mehringdamm 80
10965 Berlin
IDZ Meetup

On the first Monday of November, IDZ invites to its bi-monthly members meetup. Members are invited to meet other members, share ideas, talk about current design issues and make new contacts. People interested in the work of IDZ and possibly a membership are also welcome to mingle. This time, we chose café/restaurant ø in Berlin Kreuzberg as setting. Its interior combines objects from different Berlin-based institutions, such as lamps by Kino Babylon or the former ceiling of Café Moskau. Looking forward to seeing you.
17. October 2014

IDZ Field Trip
Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin

Join us for a field trip to Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM) on October 10 to 12 am. We will visit the exhibition "Who is Mari" together and have a brief workshop afterwards learning how to make tea lights from scratch. The exhibition gives insights into Mari's holistic and radical working methods and his impact on the manufactury.
Find more info on the exhibition at:

October 14, 2014

Workshop: Design & Company
Transmedia Storytelling

Held in German.

October 6
and Tuesday
October 7, 2014

Workshop: Design & Company
The Art of Communication

Held in German.

September 24, 2014

Messe Berlin GmbH
Messedamm 22
14055 Berlin

Halle 6.1
International Design Forum

Comfort, Functionality and Design – Innovative Concepts and Solutions for Public Transport and Interiors

Design and mobility are closely interlinked. Creating accessible mobility for all is a fundamental challenge of our time. New concepts are sought-for, that ensure to meet highly different needs and requirements.

The IDZ (International Design Center Berlin) and the fair InnoTrans 2014 host a one-day design forum focusing on the connections between design and mobility in public transport. The topic of the forum reflects current developments and future questions in several presentations and discussions. Free entry for trade visitors and IDZ guests. For accreditation, please write an email to by September 18, 2014. Please find the program at: International Design Forum

September 18, 2014

Design Discourse on Ecodesign:
Save the World with Design?

Held in German.

July 11, 2014


Submission Deadline: Usability Award

The Usability Award is assigned to pioneering, user-oriented solutions in the area of technical consumer goods. Design companies, agencies and studios are invited to submit their products until July 11, 2014. The nominees will be presented in an exhibition at IFA Berlin. The winners will be announced by the award jury consisting of usability experts Prof. Birgit Weller (HTW Berlin), Claude Toussaint (designaffairs GmbH), Karsten Henze (DB Mobility Logistics AG), Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Glende (YOUSE GmbH) und Peter Wouda (Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam). The submission is free of charge, fees do only apply in case of a nomination.
July 9, 2014
July 24, 2014

Wörlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Roßlau
Exhibition Bundespreis Ecodesign

From July 9 to July 24 the German Federal Ecodesign Award (Bundespreis Ecodesign) showcases the winners and nominees 2013 in Dessau: from new mobility and energy concepts to recyclable fashion to hybrid wood construction systems. At the opening on July 9 from 6pm to 7.30pm Dr. Thomas Holzmann (Vice President UBA) and Cornelia Horsch (Director of IDZ) will speak and welcome you to the exhibition. Afterwords the design students of Hochschule Anhalt will offer a guided tour through the exhibition. The entrance is free.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9am - 4pm
October 27th-28th, 2011
Design Innovation & Exchange Programme | Berlin Wielkopolska 2011-2012

IDZ and Pro Design invite Polish designers to a visiting and match-making programm taking place from October 27th - 28th, 2011 in Berlin. Interested parties are welcome to participate in a breakfast talk between German and Polish designers on Friday October 28th, 2011. Please register via Pick-A-Thing.

This program is an initiative of IDZ and Pro Design. It is supported by the European Union (ERDF), the federal regions of Berlin and Wielkopolska.
October 18th, 2011
7 PM

Hangar 3
Entrance B
| map hangar 3
SEGD European Tour 2011 | Berlin

In association with IDZ, SEGD, the leading global organisation dedicated to communication design in the built environment, is visiting Berlin. Alexandra Wood (Board Director, SEGD) of Holmes Wood in the UK, David Gibson (Past President & Fellow, SEGD) from Two Twelve in the US and Cybelle Jones (Board Director, SEGD) from Gallagher & Associates in the US will present the mission and activities of SEGD and share some of their current work. Helmut Ness of Fuenfwerken Design AG will show ‘TypeWalks through Berlin’. Dietmar Mühr and Oliver Mühr of PLEX will talk about ‘Spacial Branding: Designing Brand Spaces for Volkswagen’. | See flyer.
Admission is free. Please register here.

June 1-5,2011

Hartz IV apartment - Make Yourself A Home

On the occasion of the International Design Festival DMY Berlin-based architect Le Van Bo (Hartz IV furniture) will present the Hartz IV City apartment in Berlin's Open Design City from June 1-5, 2011. Based on a one-room standard apartment (WBS 70), Le Van Bo‘s furniture are designed to translate a minimum floor area into a maximum quality of life: food, work, sleep and cuddle - and all in only 21 square meters of living space. Further information and the exhibition’s program and workshops you can find here. The exhibition is presented by Open Design City ( and takes place in cooperation with IDZ Berlin.

If you want to support the exhibition and the project of the Hartz IV furniture financially, you can contribute here.

4. bis 7. März

Berlin Showroom Paris
Vom 4. bis zum 7. März stellen neun ausgewählte Modelabels ihre Kollektionen für die Saison Autumn/Winter 2016-17 auf der Fashion Week in Paris vor – mit dabei sind: Antonia Goy, Cruba, Esther Perbandt, Hien Le, Perret Schaad, Pugnat, Schmidttakahashi, Starstyling und Tata Christiane. Der Berlin Showroom bietet den Designerinnen und Designern die Möglichkeit, ihre Kollektionen der internationalen Presse und Einkäufern zu präsentieren und neue Kontakte zu knüpfen. Lookbooks und Details unter: