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Since its founding in 1968, the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) has been a communications platform connecting business, society and culture, and is dedicated to current as well as future topics and questions in design. Design comprises much more than aesthetics: design is a holistic process. Through projects, exhibitions and presentations, IDZ emphasizes various aspects of design, and presents and discusses current design topics. Social, economic and environmental as well as aesthetic considerations are all part of the effort to further the work of designers, as well as the effort to increase design consciousness in consumers and in companies alike. As a center of expertise, IDZ offers knowledgeable consulting services and is also an experienced partner in cooperative projects. Moreover, its member structure and international orientation offer a capable business network for the creative and design industries.

At its location in Columbiadamm 10, im Flughafen Tempelhof , the IDZ is, more than ever, devoted to the demands of international markets. It puts emphases on the circulation of innovations and new technologies, design and quality-management as well as on the organisation of events.
The IDZ Berlin e.V. Since its founding in 1968, the IDZ e. V. association has been a pioneer among design centers in Germany. Thanks to over 40 years of experience, and to its interdisciplinary member structure, IDZ can call upon a unique pool of networks and competencies in the realm of design.

As a non-profit institution, IDZ has committed itself to design, to the clarification of various aspects of quality in design, and to thoughtful exchange between science and art as well as between business and consumers. IDZ supports its professional network of members through events that contribute to their continuing education and personal growth through specialist exchange. The members of the association include, among others, design and creative professionals, design firms and agencies from various disciplines, design-oriented companies and agencies, private individuals with an affinity towards design, and German as well as international
institutions and associations.
DesignPartner GmbH
The IDZ DesignPartner Berlin GmbH was founded in 2003. It undertakes - in close co-operation with the International Design Center Berlin e.V. - economic activities and services in the following fields:

  • conception and realisation of exhibitions and events
  • placement of design management and quality management
  • consulting
  • trend-monitoring and -consulting
  • professional networking