Dezeen promotion: over 500 exhibitors will showcase their work at design festival DMY Berlin, taking place at the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport next week from 5 to 9 June.
International designers, companies and universities will exhibit new products and prototypes at the central exhibition located at Tempelhof, a former airport close to Berlin city centre.
A design awards and ceremony, open talks programme and a special focus on Polish design will also feature as part of the annual event.
More than eighty self-initiated exhibitions taking place across the city will make up the wider Berlin Design Week, continuing until 11 June.
On the evening of 6 June, designers will open up their studios to the public for free as part of Night Shift, a concept launched last year in association with Create Berlin.
For more information about the event and how to attend visit the DMY Berlin 2013 website.
Read on for more information from the organisers:
The Berlin Design Week will start on June 5, 2013 with the opening of the 11th DMY International Design Festival at Berlin's historic Tempelhof Airport.
From June 5 to 9, 2013 DMY International Design Festival will present more than 500 designers from around 30 countries who show pioneering products and prototypes at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. For the second year in a row, DMY hosts the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany and presents all submissions and nominations in a large survey exhibition, which will also be on display at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. As an additional attraction, DMY presents in cooperation with Create Berlin the 2012 successfully launched "night shift - long night of design studios": More than 50 studios open their doors on the evening of June 6 throughout Berlin.
In the hangars of Berlin Tempelhof Airport, over 500 international designers, companies and universities present new products, prototypes and material innovations. 14 renowned universities provide insight into their current design research while design institutions from all over the world show group exhibitions as well as country and city presentations, including for instance the Lodz Art Center or the House of Design in Groningen (NL).
Country Focus Poland
Poland is the fifth host country of the DMY International Design Festival. In cooperation with the Polish Institute Berlin, this years’ country focus draws particular attention on the design landscape of Poland. With presentations from more than 40 design studios, companies, design universities and thematic exhibitions, the focus provides a comprehensive look at the contemporary design production of our second largest neighbouring country: from retrospectives of established design studios and developments of established brand producers, project shows from all leading design schools in the country to new projects and prototypes of talented young designers. In the professional field, the focus is on premium brands in the branches of interior design, furniture, lighting and home accessories.
5-9 June 2013 - DMY: International Design Festival at the Airport Berlin Tempelhof
5 June 2013 at 17:30 - Press conference, announcement of nominees for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2013 and guided press tour of exhibition. Accreditations under: firstname.lastname@example.org
5 June 2013 at 19:00 - Opening of DMY festival for the public and professional attendants/official opening at 20:00 by Jörg Suermann (CEO DMY) and guests.
6 June 2013 from 19:00 to 23:00 - Night Shift: Long Night of the Design Studios, throughout Berlin, admission free
7 June 2013 at 20:00 - Award ceremony DMY awards 2013 on site
Admission Opening: 10 € red. 8 €
Day ticket: 16 € red. 12 €
Family ticket: 20 €
Festival Pass (all days): 60 €
Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Hangar 2, Columbiadamm 10 12101 Berlin. Plus over 80 self-initiated solo exhibitions and open studios throughout the city.