Design from Berlin is synonymous with diversity, inventiveness and an interdisciplinary approach. 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. According to the cultural industry report of 2008, the cultural industry contains 2.441 businesses that earn more than €380 millon per year and employ 1827 people. In contrast to well established design-epicenters such as Paris, Milan or London, Berlin inspires the design world with its constant change and still-to-be-finished character. In 2006, 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. Since then, the German capital is also part of UNESCO’s creative city network.
On Creative City Berlin, internationally acclaimed educational institutions, trend-setting conventions and festivals and designers present themselves. In addition, Creative City Berlin advertises as cooperation partner big events like the DMY Designfestival and cooperates with networks such as the International Center of Design (IDZ), Create Berlin, Designerdock or Designkritik. In our interview section we give young designers, businesses and networks a say and ask currently much debated questions, for example how designers will be able to achieve a sustainable production in the future.