Over the last 10 years Berlin has witnessed the development of an extraordinary design environment consisting of studios, agencies, trade fairs, conferences and sales platforms. Design from Berlin is synonymous with diversity, inventiveness and an interdisciplinary approach. With over 6000 businesses and approximately €14 million profit/revenue per year, it is also an industrious business sector that warrants acknowledgement.
Berlin provides a good framework for design agencies by offering internationally acclaimed educational institutions, trend-setting conventions and festivals, as well as synergetic networks and an audience appreciative of good design. UNESCO appointed Berlin a City of Design, giving well-deserved international recognition to both Berlin and its designers who enrich the city with their creativity.
Selected Institutions and design networks in berlin
Designszene Berlin online portal for Berlin based designers
International Design Center Berlin
CREATE BERLIN e.V. an initiative for design and creativity in Berlin
Dynamo Design Berlin e. V.
Design Reaktor Berlin