Circular Design Forum

Get in the loop!


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.


New Address

The IDZ has moved!


On 10 October we have left our offices at Potsdamer Platz and moved to Kreuzberg. Apart from the address, all contact details remain the same. Our new address is:

IDZ | International Design Center Berlin
Hagelberger Straße 52
10965 Berlin


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.


Happy Holidays

from the IDZ-Team!


We would like to thank all our members and partners for the great cooperation and support in the past year.

We look forward to a continuation in 2020!




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

Boris Kochan & Ulrich Müller


We invited two eloquent and unconventional thinkers to the design discourse to illuminate the theme "Bauhaus" from different angles.

The Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID) and the IDZ jointly host this conversation. Discuss with us at the USM Showroom Berlin on 26 September. (Photo: Michael Bundscherer)



Berlin Poland

B2B Networking Exchange


On 10 and 11 October, Berlin based fashion labels and and full service production agencies as well as Polish clothing manufacturers are invited to attend a networking program at Metropolenhaus in Berlin. The Exchange will take place in the framework of our network project "Berlin Poland 2019-2020".


#UXDA19

Awards announced


On Friday, 6 September, the winners of the UX Design Awards 2019 were honoured at a festive ceremony at the International Consumer Electronics Fair IFA Berlin. Thanks to all involved for celebrating with us!

Also at IFA, all #UXDA19-winners and nominees will showcased their projects in an exhibition until 11 September.


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Jury & Expo


In its meeting on 16 September, the #BPEcodesign19 jury nominated 31 projects out of 130 accepted submissions for the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2019.

The special exhibition at the Designers' Open in Leipzig from 25 to 27 October offers a last chance to see last year's prizewinners and nominees.




Meetup

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«.


COVID-19 Update

Information and advice


The effects of the COVID-19 are becoming more apparent every day. We have compiled a page for you with information and tips in connection with the Corona Virus.

Here, we will collect information and advice related to the pandemic that may be of interest to you: Canceled events, links, tips and advice on how to deal with the situation.




Berlin Showroom

Fashion Week Paris


Paris Fashion Week will take place again in autumn. From 2 to 5 October, six Berlin fashion labels will have the opportunity to present their Spring/Summer 2021 collections in the Berlin Showroom.

Congratulations to the selected labels: Gaillard Vivant, Hannes Kettritz, Schmiede Bosslau, Susumu Ai, Tata Christiane and Vladimir Karaleev!


EcoDesign Circle 4.0

goes RegioStars Awards


"EcoDesign Circle 4.0" and its #designthinking approach for the transition from linear business models to the #circulareconomy have put us in the finals for the RegioStars Awards 2020!

Further information can be found on the RegioStars website. Please visit, scroll and vote for the Public Choice Award!


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Exhibition finissage


On 25 November, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and the President of the Federal Environment Agency Maria Krautzberger honoured the twelve winners of the Federal Ecodesign Award 2019. You can find all the award-winning projects on the newly designed Award-website.

The application period for the Federal Ecodesign Award 2020 starts in January.





IDZ Virtual Meetups

IDZ members exchange information


Every Thursday at 10 am we invite you to our virtual meetup. It is a platform for questions. For the exchange of experiences and offers. For insights into current projects, spontaneous thoughts, ideas and impulses. For policy requests.

We look forward to your ideas, offers and topic suggestions for upcoming virtual meetups!


Berlin Poland

Workshop on Finances in Fashion


Fashion designers and companies are cordially invited to register for the workshop "Financing and Promotion in the Fashion Industry" in Berlin. The deadline for registration is 30 August.

The aim of the workshop on 6 September is to provide Berlin-based companies with easier access to financing and promotion opportunities..


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.


Anmeldung

IDZ Compact Training

Job Clarification


Investing in the beginning – this helps to avoid misunderstandings and annoyance. It releases energy for creativity and builds trust.

In his seminar on 14 and 15 August, IDZ coach Andreas Viedt, co-founder of the brand and design agency wirDesign, will support creative professionals and consultants in laying a valuable foundation for stable customer relationships right from the start.



50 years IDZ

Discussion Evening


50 years ago the IDZ was opened in Budapester Straße in Charlottenburg. Exhibitions were shown, lectures were held - and debates were fierce.

On April 17th, to the day on the 50th anniversary of the IDZ, we would like to take up the debates held at that time under the theme "The Human Measure: Making Cities Worth Living in" in the Stadtwerkstatt.


Cornelia Horsch

† 24 August 2019


"Being able to fall asleep when one is tired and being able to let off a weight that has been lugged for a long time, is a delight, a marvellous fact."
(Hermann Hesse)

We say goodbye to the long-time director of the IDZ, our always inspiring colleague and dear friend Cornelia Horsch. With her positive attitude to life, her humour and her unbridled energy, she has left a lasting impression on the IDZ.


UX Design Award

Public Choice 2019


Vote now for the #UXDA19 Public Choice!

Take this opportunity and vote for your favorite project until October 31.

We wish all nominees every success in the voting!


Transforming People & Places II

Redesigning the Asphalt


On April 30, the second event in the series, which was launched in cooperation with Archimedes Exhibitions, will once again focus on urban mobility – from urban design and smart mobility to sharing and participation and climate change.

The series creates space for exchange and discussion between the designers and residents of our city.


Hybrid Design - Augmented Reality for designers

On 12 December, the EU-funded AURORA School for ARtists is holding together with IDZ a one-day workshop on augmented reality for designers.

The course will take place at Sophienstraße 22a in Berlin-Mitte.


UX Design Awards

Virtual Award Ceremony


The recording of the UX Design Awards 🏆 Virtual Award Ceremony 2020 is now online on the #UXDA20-website.

We are happy to present the best in UX and CX in 45 Minutes, with outstanding solutions in health, education, culture, communication, business, sports, and many talented young guns!


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Jury Session 2020


On September 21, the interdisciplinary jury will meet at feldfünf - the project rooms in the Berlin Metropolitan House to evaluate the entries for this year's Federal Ecodesign Award.

Afterwards, the exhibition with the entries admitted to the jury meeting will be open to the public from September 23 to 27.


IDZ members

introduce themselves


Anfang 2020 haben wir begonnen, in unserem monatlichen Newsletter ein IDZ-Mitglied des Monats vorzustellen.

Wir haben inzwischen vier dieser Beiträge auf der Website gesammelt, und hoffen, mit der Zeit einen interessanten Einblick in unsere Mitgliederstruktur zu geben.


German Federal Ecodesign Award

Nominations 2020


On 21 September, the interdisciplinary jury met at feldfünf - in the project rooms of the Metropolenhaus Berlin to evaluate the submissions for the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2020. In the four categories product, concept, service and newcomer, a total of 28 projects were nominated for this year's design award.

Here you can find out more about the nominated projects.

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IDZ members

introduce themselves


Anfang 2020 haben wir begonnen, in unserem monatlichen Newsletter ein IDZ-Mitglied des Monats vorzustellen.

Wir haben inzwischen vier dieser Beiträge auf der Website gesammelt, und hoffen, mit der Zeit einen interessanten Einblick in unsere Mitgliederstruktur zu geben.


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.