Opening on 11 June, the 13th edition of DMY Berlin takes on a new look and feel; becomes more selective and professional in nature. Berlin’s annual platform blends festival and fair as it moves into a new location – the former Kreuzberg Kraftwerk nightclub. The windowless industrial volume towers as a dramatic setting for both emerging brands, school thesis surveys and particularly innovative talents. With a theme that paradoxically asks us to look back into the future, the most prevalent red-line is up-cycling – addressing the forefront of design as not necessarily the production of new components but combining unlikely compositions, Firefighting equipment turned lighting – Firelamps by Polish duo Aleksandra Jakuc and Supon Bialystok – or new leather waste compressed solids – Structural Skin by Jorge Pendadés. In that same sprit, material experimentation is still in full swing as young designers reveal revived craft or new spins on now ubiquitous 3D-printing.
View of the second floor exhibition space
Artifact by Jon McTaggart
Vary by Florian Freihöfer
Welcome to 2065 (Future Interiors) by Royal College of Art The Hague Masters of Interior Design
Recreated Textiles by Krupka Stieghan
Structural Skin by Jorge Pendadés
DMY International Design Festival runs till Sunday 14 June – Kraftwerk – Köpenicker Straße 70, 10179 Berlin