Special Letter 05.2009

DMY International Design Festival Berlin 2009
Exclusive special accreditation for Architonic Members
Berlin - at the moment no other major city can match Germany's capital in terms of culture. Low rents and readily available exhibition space, the low cost of living and empty factory buildings all provide an ideal platform for the creative scene and have for years now been tempting designers and artists from all around the world to this pulsating city on the Spree.

"Same same but different" - DMY Berlin
From 03-07 June the seventh DMY International Design Festival will be taking place in Berlin.
The DMY Berlin design platform, which was founded in 2003, set itself the target of establishing Berlin design at international events such as those held in Milan, London and venues in Asia. The annual 5-day DMY Festival, which has now established itself as a central forum for the international design scene, is the ideal place manufacturers to get to know young designers.

  DMY International Design Festival Berlin 2009  
DMY Berlin 2008

The seventh edition of the festival: "Same same, but different" will focus specifically on forms of design which reveal new design solutions that make an impact in a social and artistic frame of reference while highlighting differences.

In addition to the 'DMY Youngsters', the exhibition for innovative and experimental design by the younger generation (more than 300 designers in 120 presentations and exhibitions), this year the festival will also feature the second central exhibition by the 'DMY Allstars' - showing established designers and brands, 4 institutions and 2 design festivals with curated exhibitions. On view will be new products and prototypes by over 150 designers from more than 16 countries, including: Walking Chair (A), Oskar Zieta (PL), Mats Theselius (SE), Postfossil (CH), FbG-Interactive Lab (AR) and elegant embellishments (GB/D). As part of 'DMY Extended' no less than 52 individual and group exhibitions will extend across the entire city.

Further major attractions at the festival are 'Dutch Design Focus', which will be presenting design from the Netherlands (including Studio Makkink&Bey, Designhuis Eindhoven, Material Sense), and the 'DMY Symposium' with lectures from speakers such as Lidewij Edelkoort, Jerszy Seymour, Ronen Kadushin, Jurgen Bey, Marije Vogelzang and Arik Levy.

DMY International Design Festival
Berlin, 03-07 June 2009

Special accreditation for Architonic Members
As media partners to DMY Berlin we take great pleasure in inviting you to this international design festival in Germany's capital and cultural stronghold. This is an ideal opportunity for you to contact innovative new design talent. For special accreditation with a reduced entrance price please click here:

Exclusively for Architonic Members we have selected our highlights among the DMY exhibitors. As a manufacturer you will receive a preview of the works we have selected even before the press does so.

'Nido' by Eva Marguerre, 'RE:cover' by Fredrik Färg

Eva Marguerre´s 'Nido' stool and table series in fibreglass is almost not surpassable when it comes to lightness. The fixed points of the stool were defined in space and then connected or wrapped around by fiberglass soaked with dyed resin. New patterns and structures and thereby individual stools or tables originate from displacements of the fixed points and various wrap sequences. The resulting structures are extremely light though unexpectedly stable.

With 'RE:cover' Fredrik Färg shows his new edition of felt furniture. The young Swedish designer takes his inspiration from classic tailoring, such as suits and dinner jackets that never go out of style. By using old chairs from flea markets and removing the backrest, replacing it with a new textile dress/structure of mouldable polyester felt, he is giving the old chairs a new glance.

'Fiss Family' by My own Super Studio, 'Straw Chair' by osko+deichmann

Happy Birthday Bauhaus! Now, for the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus, osko+deichmann bring the first innovation into tubular steel furniture for over 80 years: The kinked tube.

The decorative structures ‘Prosolve370e‘ by the Berlin based designers of elegant embellishments ltd. are based on an innovative derivative of five-fold symmetries. They are assembled from only two module types to yield highly complex structures bordering on randomness. As functional ornamentation, they increase the efficacy of the photocatalytic Ti02 coating in the decomposition of air pollution.
Prosolve370e was shown as part of "Updating Germany: Projects for a Better Future" at the German Pavilion, 11th Architecture Biennale Venice 2008.

'Drop' by Jieun Kim & Jiyeon Ahn of the Korean studio Luca 12, 'Prosolve370e' by elegant embellishments ltd.
'Bananabox' by Georg Panther is a bananabox as a wooden furniture piece, '14%' by Laura Strasser

Laura Strasser graduated from the Bauhaus Universität Weimar and presents her limited edition of porcelain pendant lights '14%': In the firing porcelain shrinks by 14%. It gently fades away and gets a 'gently washed' surface. The lamp was casted five times in a row, the ensuing deforming process determines the lamps' forms.

As media partners the Architonic team will as always be there and look forward to seeing you in Berlin.