DMY Berlin 2012

June 11th, 2012

Today I went to see this years DMY exhibition at the former airport Tempelhof in Berlin. DMY is an annual design fair where you can find work by new and upcoming designers. The quality of the work was quite mixed but there were definitely a few gems. Here are my favorites:

Mirror.01 designed by Lennart van Uffelen for Atelier Belge

One Duck by Monique Habraken. It’s a tapestry from a collection of feathers from one male duck.

Units Of Time by René Schwolow is a clock divided into 3 separate clocks.

Soft Wood

June 15th, 2010

Soft Wood is a series of chairs designed by Veronika Wildgruber that appear at first to be made in fabric with the soft appearance of pillows. But in reality they are sculpted in solid wood. The chairs trick the mind because the surface and texture connotes the opposite of what we think and know about the characteristics of wood.

seen at DMY Berlin 2010

The Front & Back

June 15th, 2010

The Front & Back is a clock designed by The Wrong Objects. The batteries play the role of the hands of the clock.

seen at DMY Berlin 2010

Split Chair by Daniel Lorch

June 10th, 2010

At this years DMY Berlin, Daniel Lorch presented his latest project: Split Chair. It’s a combination of traditional tube bending with the newest 3D laser-technology. The result is exactly how I like it: smart and simple.

DMY 2010 International Design Festival Berlin

June 9th, 2010

Tonight is the opening of the DMY 2010 International Design Festival in Berlin and I’m really looking forward to see some new inspiring work. The next few days are packed with events and workshops. The DMY Maker Lab sure does sound interesting, but also the symposium on Saturday with the topic “Are nerds the new designers?” is worth to check out.
I’m curious how the DMY version of this Tape Installation by Numen / For Use will look like. Especially in one of the huge hangars of the former city airport Berlin Tempelhof.

X, Y and Z

June 11th, 2009

X, Y and Z is a collection of lights designed by Daniel Lorch. It all started when Daniel found a magnetic joint. The form of the lights is influenced by a text about the minimal art of John McCracken, which is about breaking the porportions of the gold section. The industrial look is a homage to the machines used to produce them.

X, Y and Z by Daniel Lorch

X, Y and Z by Daniel LorchX, Y and Z by Daniel Lorch

X, Y and Z by Daniel Lorch

seen at DMY Berlin Allstars

In Loving Memory – The Lamborghini Countach

June 10th, 2009

“In Loving Memory – The Lamborghini Countach” is a design project by Martin Meier. To Martin, the Lamborghini Countach is the goddess of all super cars. Many of his childhood fantasies and early design adventures revolved around its very design. It embodies the quintessence of engineering and styling qualities focused on performance. “In loving Memory” is a collection of design classics on which he applied the extreme aesthetics of the Countach.
Many thanks to spanier for the photos!

In Loving Memory - The Lamborghini Countach by Martin Meier

In Loving Memory - The Lamborghini Countach by Martin Meier

In Loving Memory - The Lamborghini Countach by Martin Meier

In Loving Memory - The Lamborghini Countach by Martin Meier

seen during DMY Berlin at Appel Design Gallery


June 10th, 2009

PULL and PULL-OVER are lamps designed by e27. Their base is a made of a 2,5 mm thick stainless steel disc which is lasered and then stretched to a height of almost 2 meters. This is very simple but nice production technique!
The only difference between both models is, you’ve guessed it, that the PULL-OVER is covered with a strech fabric. Both are available in 2 smaller sizes too.

PULL by e27

PULL-OVER by e27

seen at DMY Berlin – Made in Berlin 2009

DMY Berlin Youngsters 2009 – Cable Cubes

June 8th, 2009

I guess that we all collected a fair amount of computer cables over the last few years. Storing them and keeping track of them can be a really annoying. Untill everything works wireless, we could use these “Cable Cubes” designed by Kühne Jäger.

Cable Cubes by Kühne Jäger

Seen at DMY Berlin Youngsters

DMY Berlin Youngsters 2009 – Sweet Wait

June 5th, 2009

I like the “Sweet Wait” project by yet|matilde because of its idea. No one likes queueing.

Sweet Wait by yet|matilde

Seen at DMY Berlin Youngsters