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 a report of Projekt Zukunft from 2019 the design economy consisted of 7.991 businesses with more than 40.000 emplyees and a total revenue of 7.3 billion Euro. 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 Cities 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 a cooperation partner for large events like the DMY Designfestival, and cooperates with networks such as the International Center of Design (IDZ), Designerdock or Designkritik. In our interview section we give young designers, businesses and networks a say and ask questions that are currently much debated, for example how designers will be able to achieve a sustainable production in the future.
DESIGN INDUSTRY OF BERLIN (2010)Publisher: Projekt Zukunft
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BERLIN - CITY OF DESIGN (2009)Publisher: Projekt Zukunft
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For this purpose, we recommend our own advisory service from Kreativ Kultur Berlin - in the area of non-commercial artistic work, you may be interested in the Kulturförderberatung. In the area of commercial independent commissioned work, we recommend the Kreativwirtschaftsberatung.
An overview of all consulting services in the field of cultural and creative industries financing can be found on Creative City Berlin in the section Direct Consulting.
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Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin (IDZ) | International design center Berlin
Designszene Berlin (by IDZ) | Web portal for designers in Berlin
Contact for the designsector at the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research | Tanja Mühlhans, Tel: 030 / 9013 8335, E-Mail: [email protected]
Berlin Design | Network with a focus on product design
BDG Berufsverband der Deutschen Kommunikationsdesigner e.V | First german professional association about communication design
Allianz deutscher Designer | Design-related topics for professionals
designpool.berlin | Design pool targeted at young fashion designers
Designfarm | Support structure for designers in Berlin
Initiative Deutscher Designerverbände | Lobby addressing politics, the economy and the general public
State of Design | Network in Berlin since 2016
Berlin Design Week | Festival in Berlin since 2016
greenlab | Green Design Research Laboratory at the Weißensee School of Art
Design Reaktor | Colloboration between enterprises and designers
Designtransfer | UdK Faculty of Design gallery
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