DMY - Berlin

Posted on June 15, 2012 by Christy Cole

 

Briggs & Cole recently visited the annual DMY design festival at the former Templehof Airport in

Berlin. Still a relatively new festival (now in it’s third year) the quality of work was of a high

standard, ranging from industrial/ product design to other innovative areas of textile and

scientific interventions. On an international platform, the festival focused on the

interdisciplinary collaboration between designers and featured numerous presentations,

workshops and seminars. Over the course of the 4 days, we got to speak to many of the

exhibiting designers, sharing experiences and talking about the nature of design practices

from many pockets of the globe!

 

The critical debates most talked about stemmed from the fact that even during a global

economic meltdown, designers can still create sustainable, challenging and demanding

work in response to a variety of specific user needs.

 

Particular highlights for us was the fact there were many insightful parallels between

design methods exploring unusual material applications which would enable the realisation

of new products for Briggs & Cole. These could function and evolve in many different and

exciting ways within an interior or product environment.


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