2018 marks the 50th anniversary of International Design Center Berlin and Berlin's Kunstgewerbemuseum celebrates its 150th jubilee. On this occasion, both institutions teamed up to present a new exhibition and event series called »Design Views«: Selected studios will showcase contemporary design positions at the museum within monthly changing exhibitions. The series sheds light upon current design developments and creates a space for discourse, knowledge sharing and networking.

8/29–9/19/2018
IDZ Event

Design Views: Sanghyeok Lee
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Sanghyeok Lee’s objects are intriguing and inviting to look at and use. They appear to be everyday objects – mirrors, tables, shelves and chairs. However, when taking a closer look and engaging in a dialogue with the objects, something new is revealed – something hidden behind the perfect workmanship, minimalist design and harmony between forms and function that only comes to light when interacting with and sensually experiencing the objects. South Korean designer Sanghyeok Lee exhibits five of his works, placed and presented in different spots in the museum.

Opening:

August 29, 4:30pm
Talk and guided tour with the designer, participation with valid museum ticket for free.

Artist Tour:

September 15, 4:30pm

Opening Times:

August 29 – September 19, 2018
Tue – Wed: 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 11am –6pm

Venue:

Kunstgewerbemuseum
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin

9/26–10/17/2018
IDZ Event

Design Views: studio b severin
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

In a series of everyday objects, Birgit Severin and Guillaume Neu-Rinaudo focus on the influences of the industrial revolution and the new material glass on the art of the 19th century. Inspired by Claude Monet's image Impression, soleil levant – the epitome of impressionism – and by Japanese woodcuts the two designers create objects from traditionally made, rolled glass. Like the motif in Monet's picture, these objects remain sketchy. Form and function fade into the background in favor of the immediate atmospheric impression.

Birgit Severin founded the studio b severin in Berlin, in 2013, and now she leads it together with her partner Guillaume Neu-Rinaudo. Her works move at the intersection of art, technology, craftsmanship and design.

Opening:

September 26, 4:30pm
Talk and guided tour with the designers, participation with valid museum ticket for free.

Opening Times:

September 27 – October 17, 2018
Tue – Wed: 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 11am –6pm

Venue:

Kunstgewerbemuseum
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin



Past events

7/26–8/15/2018
IDZ Event

Design Views: Additive Addicted
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

In the work of design collective Additive Addicted technologies of digital manufacturing and a millennia-old material – porcelain – meet and interact with one another. To accentuate the special characteristics and qualities of porcelain the design collective developed parametric and generative strategies that allowed to program and control the movements of a ceramic 3D printer. This way, objects with delicate, highly complex structures that resemble textiles were developed. From the symbiosis of technology and material arises a yet unseen repertoire of forms that could have not been realized with conventional ceramic techniques.

Opening:

July 25, 4:30pm
Talk with Babette Wiezorek and Dr. Justus Bobke, chairman of the 3DPrinting association, participation with valid museum ticket for free.
The museum will close at 6pm. Afterwards we invite you to come to our get-together at the IDZ (10 minutes walking distance from the museum).

Opening Times:

July 26 – August 15, 2018
Tue – Wed: 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 11am –6pm

Venue:

Kunstgewerbemuseum
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin


6/27–7/18/2018
IDZ Event

Design Views: chmara.rosinke
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Since 2011 chmara.rosinke studio designs, directs and executes objects, interiors and pop-ups from concept through to creation. They strive to combine craftsmanship with a conceptual and ecological approach, realizing both commissioned and self-inititated projects. Many of their works are inspired by functional and socio-cultural aspects und are trying to translate their observations into objects.

At Kunstgewerbemuseum, they will show a various experimental objects they created for research and exhibition projects.

Opening:

June 27, from 7 pm

Opening Times:

June 28 – July 18, 2018
Tue – Wed: 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 11am –6pm

Venue:

Kunstgewerbemuseum
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin

5/30–6/20/2018
IDZ Event

Design Views: Natascha von Hirschhausen
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Can fashion – a phenomenon that is subjected to constant renewal – even be sustainable? Natascha von Hirschhausen deals with this question in her work and explores the limits of the feasible. Only natural plastic-free materials are used in the production of her collections – their origin and manufacturing are tested and transparent along the whole value-added chain. A special cutting technique developed by the designer herself allows her to reduce the material waste to less than one percent. All garments are manufactured locally and per order – in this way long transportation routes and overproduction can be avoided. For her outstanding dedication to the principles of sustainability Natascha von Hirschhausen was honoured with the German Federal Ecodesign Award in 2017.

Opening:

May 30, from 7 pm

Opening Times:

May 31 – June 20, 2018
Tue – Wed: 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 11am –6pm

Venue:

Kunstgewerbemuseum
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin

4/25–5/16/2018
IDZ Event

Design Views: Ina Budde
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Ina Budde sets new standards in the rapidly changing fashion industry. The principles of circular economy run through her collection DfC X JNJ with impressive consistency – a feat that she was rewarded for with the Federal Ecodesign Award 2017.

The fashion designer’s dedication for recycling-optimizing design principles and a fair production opposes the linear industrial ways of economy that lead to a high consumption of raw materials and enormous amounts of waste. Transparency and traceability of the materials and production, as well as the expansion of return-services and the development of new utilization concepts and distribution channels are important cornerstones of Ina Budde’s work.

Opening:

April 25, from 7 pm

Opening Times:

April 26 – May 16, 2018
Tue – Wed: 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 11am –6pm

Venue:

Kunstgewerbemuseum
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin

3/28–4/18/2018
IDZ Event

Design Views: Philipp Weber
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Philipp Weber’s work is coined by a very unique approach towards materials and traditional crafting techniques. In »A Strange Symphony« the designer focuses and analyses the process of manufacturing glass. Particularly inspired was Weber by the rhythm of the glassmaker and the almost musical interaction with the viscous material. His glassmaker trumpet is based on the blowpipe – the main tool of manufacturing glass – which is here transformed from a crafting into a musical instrument. In »From Below« the designer deconstructs the industrial process of producing coke and gives it a new meaning by approaching the material from a more technical perspective.

Philipp Weber graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven and Berlin University of the Arts. His work has received numerous prizes and has been exhibited internationally.»A Strange Symphony« was also included into the collection of the Shanghai Museum of Glass and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Lausanne.

Opening:
March 28, from 6 pm

Opening Times:
March 29 – April 18, 2018
Tue – Wed: 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 11am –6pm

Venue:
Kunstgewerbemuseum
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin

2/28–3/21/2018
IDZ Event

Design Views: Elisa Strozyk
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

»Wooden Textiles« is an experimental project by Elisa Strozyk, in which the designer researched ways to provide wood with textile properties. The results are fascinating: her creation – a material that is half wood-half textile – is hard and yet flexible, allowing it to be formed into flat 2-dimensional objects just as well as into extensive 3-dimensional installations. The materials textile and sculptural characteristics shape the captivating feel and structure of the objects and challenge us to engage with them, play with them and come up with an infinite number of possibilities to form and change their appearance.

Elisa Strozyks design principles are based on the »Emotional Durable Design«-theory which seeks to reinforce the relation between the object and the subject. Therefore, a product is taken out of its natural habitat and placed into a new context, where the emphasize lies on the emotional value of the product rather than its function. Furthermore, it is the designer’s ambition to create products with a long life expectancy – products that are made out of a material that allows its creations to age »gracefully«.

Opening:
February 28, from 6 pm

Opening Times:
March 1 – 21, 2018
Tue – Wed: 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 11am –6pm

Venue:
Kunstgewerbemuseum
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin

1/31–2/21/2018
IDZ Event

Design Views: SHAPES iN PLAY
Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

Kicking off our new »Design Views« series, the Berlin-based studio SHAPES iN PLAY presents their project BAZAAR, a platform dedicated to »Slow Manufacturing« which connects digital processing and culture with handicrafts techniques.

Opening:
January 31, from 6 pm

Opening Times:
February 1 – 21, 2018
Tue – Wed: 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun: 11am –6pm

Venue:
Kunstgewerbemuseum
Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin



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