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.