‘REFUGIUM : Berlin as a Design Principle‘ offers an overview of the latest work of leading Berlin-based and German designers, established and upcoming, while focusing on what makes the Berlin design scene unique and exemplary.
Initiated by Mapping the Design World and curated by Max Borka, the maker of Nullpunkt, Nieuwe German Gestaltung, its sequel Refugium, Berlin as a Design Principle, offers an overview of the latest work of leading Berlin-based and German designers, established and upcoming, while focusing on what makes the Berlin design scene unique and exemplary.
Flughafen Berlin Tempelhof
Showroom 2.1 + 2.2
Organized at one of Berlins most impressive monuments, the former airport Tempelhof, Refugium, Berlin as a design principle, will be one of the highlights of the coming 2013 DMY International Design Festival and Berlin Design Week.
A KIND OF SYMPOSIUM
In a kind of Symposium into Berliner Zimmer participating designers in the exhibition and some mystery guests will present and discuss their work, their relationship to Berlin and the importance and uniqueness of the city.
Moderated by Marion Godau & Max Borka
MAPPING THE DESIGN WORLD
Founded by Max Borka in 2012, and based in Berlin and Brussels, Mapping the Design World has set itself the aim of scanning, researching, debating and promoting socially more valuable forms of design, on a glocal level. Using social media as a lever, past actions of Mapping included the publishing and free distribution of 100 examples of Social Design, and an exhibition cum symposium on the same topic at Reciprocity, the design Biennial of Liège, Belgium. Together with 3NA Mapping the Design World is also the initiator and organizer of Refugium (Berlin as a Design Principle). See also the Mapping the Design World fb-community page. (mb) REFUGIUM (BERLIN AS A DESIGN PRINCIPLE) – JUNE 5-9 / BERLIN TEMPELHOF.
DMY Berlin is an international design network for contemporary product design. At the yearly DMY International Design Festival Berlin both renowned and young, experimental designers launch new products, prototypes and foresighted projects. The exhibition is accompanied by a wide program of symposia, designer-talks and workshops, able to reflect current topics of contemporary design and to reveal necessary future trends of design and its related disciplines.
All year round, DMY presents international design exhibitions at key fairs and festivals in Europe, Asia and America such as Salone del Mobile, Designtide Tokyo, Tent London or Design Miami.
Since 2012, DMY Berlin has been assigned to host the official German design award “Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland”. The price has been endowed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology since 1969 awarding