Katja Runge is a communications specialist, TV journalist and mother of a daughter. In October 2012, she initiated a "Children's Room" as a pilot project at the Festival für Design Leipzig, Designers’ Open – with meaningful, creative toys and children's furniture by 22 international designers and manufacturers. The overwhelmingly positive response from visitors and exhibitors proved: there is a great demand for meaningful, functional, durable and aesthetic design for children. In May 2013, Katja Runge founded afilii - international hub & platform for child-friendly design.

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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.