Managed to get down to DMY Berlin the day after the Axel Springer startup mentoring day. I was particularly interested to find out about 3d printing and designs.
DMY Berlin is an international design network for contemporary product design. At the yearly DMY International Design Festival Berlin both renowned and young, experimental designers launch new products, prototypes and foresighted projects. The exhibition is accompanied by a wide program of symposia, designer-talks and workshops, able to reflect current topics of contemporary design and to reveal necessary future trends of design and its related disciplines.
See a review which highlights a massive polish presence at the show by
Over 500 designers showcase pioneering products, prototypes and material innovation in the aviation hangars. This years country focus was dedicated to the design habits of Poland. There are over 40 showcases by Polishdesigners and creative entrepreneurs.
The most interesting Polish project were the taborets from
Przemek Ostrzewski. The plus stool which is a single
piece consisting of 3 parts which can be easily combined. Ribbon from Jan Lutryk made the approach affect in which the material gave it form. Made into his innovation technology is the Oskars
In exhibitions we have been seeing the new talents section highlights experimental and forward thinking works
of the young designers. Students made some special workshops for visitors and were showed how to make designed for them products. The Luas group form made the Junctions exhibition. For example they taught how to make
a smartphone from recycling paper bags. The Tabanda group enabled through prototypes their chair “diago”.
To assist in helping the designers with their creations, new ideas companies helped with 3d printers. It presented the groups with new opportunities and materials. For example in DMY, we could see new solutions with the use of these materials.
I am always interested in wood designs. Amazing works from Elisas Stroyzk carpet, www.elisastrozyk.de, were presented with geometric pieces which are laser-cut by hand and then bonded to a textile backing. Woodglasses were also available from Paolo, www.palowood.com. Stool “Uff” made Cecilia Alvarez Fernandez from Balbuena. “Uff”like saying: what a relief. It is designed for use in gardens, at patios or playgrounds. It can also be used indoors.