60 Years Design Culture. Anniversary.
The German Design Council celebrates its 60th anniversary on 13 June 2013. 60 Years Design Culture will be documented, discussed and commented in a debate in Frankfurt’s Paulskirche on that day. Among the expected speakers are: Paola Antonelli (The Museum of Modern Art, New York); Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi (Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin); Prof. Dr. Martin Roth (Victoria & Albert Museum, London); Stefan Sielaff (Volkswagen Design Center, Potsdam); Prof. Dr. h.c. Erik Spiekermann (Berlin, San Francisco). Greetings will be by Markus Frank (city council, Frankfurt am Main); Dr. Philipp Rösler (Federal Minister of Economics and Technology); Florian Rentsch (State Minister for Economics, Transport and Regional Development, Hesse), and Prof. h.c. Peter Pfeiffer (President of the German Design Council). Registration and additional information at 60 Years Design Culture.
Iconic Awards. The Jury.
With the new Iconic Awards the German Design Council focuses on outstanding, exemplary architecture and its integration in the urban, cultural and economic context. The Iconic Awards is the first international architecture and design competition that considers the interaction of the various disciplines. An independent jury will select the winners of the Iconic Awards 2013. The jury members are: Prof. Dr. Johan Bettum (Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste / Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main); Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk (JOI-Design GmbH, Hamburg); Frank Lottermann (Nordisk Büro Plus GmbH, Frankfurt am Main); Prof. HG Merz (hg merz architekten museumsgestalter, Stuttgart); Dietmar Mühr (PLEX GmbH, Berlin); Ole Scheeren (Büro Ole Scheeren, Peking); Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects, London); Aleks Tatic (Tatic Designstudio Srl, Milan); Andrej Kupetz (German Design Council, Frankfurt am Main). More information about the competition at Iconic Awards.
Automotive Brand Contest. Last Call.
Registration for the Automotive Brand Contest is possible until 10 May 2013. The Automotive Brand Contest offers companies in the automobile industry, their partners in the supply industry, in design and brand communication as well as import brands a public platform with high PR value for international comparison of their performance and for positioning themselves. In 2013 the awards for winners will be presented at the Automotive Designers’ Night on the first press day of the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The results will be presented to the public through the media partners of the Automotive Brand Contest – the WELT group – among others. Further information and registration at Automotive Brand Contest.
VDA Award 2013. Extension.
The registration deadline for the VDA Award 2013 has been extended! Graduates around the world who concluded their thesis in transportation design between October 2011 and July 2013 have until 24 May 2013 to apply for the VDA Design Award 2013, which is endowed with 10,000 euro in prize money. The VDA Design Award is a cooperation between the VDA Verband der Automobilindustrie (German Association of the Automobile Industry) and the German Design Council with support from Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen. More information at VDA Design Award
German Design Award 2014. Jury.
The jury of the German Design Award 2014 has been formed: 30 design experts from various disciplines will meet in Frankfurt from 8-9 August 2013 to select the winners of the German Design Award 2014. The jury members represent the industry and business, science and the design industry and are recognized in their fields. The premium award of the German Design Council targets manufacturers, agencies and designers. In addition to industrial products and achievements in communication design, the German Design Award also honors a personality’s lifetime achievement and the young talent of the year. All information at German Design Award.
Retail Design – Credibility at the point of sale. Conference.
On 8 October 2013 the 15th conference in the Architecture for Brands series will take place under the motto “Credibility at the point of sale”. Experts from companies and agencies offer insights into their customer retention strategies and present successful retail design concepts because simple, phrased marketing measures are no longer enough. Consumers are mature and demand an honest and realistic dialog at the PoS and the good feeling of feeling at home. Personality and credibility are decisive for the new retail design. Only those who really stand behind what they do and who make this attitude tangible at the PoS in a credible way will be successful in the future and will be able to sustainably increase their revenues. Information and registration at Retail Design.
Festo Principle to Product. Competition.
The awards were given to the five winners of the ideas competition Festo Challenge: Principle to Product on 8 April at the Hanover Fair 2013: the 10,000 euro first prize went to the project “HOCHDREI packaging machine” submitted by Ann Julea Rajahkumar, Andreas Michel and Daniel Strohbach of the University Magdeburg-Stendal. Second place, worth 7,000 euro, went to the architecture student Matthias-Gabriel Kalfoglou of Stuttgart University for his submission “Architecture & Music – Dynamic Acoustics”. The project “InversoinPROpeller” submitted by David Boja, student of product design at the Academy of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd took third place, worth 6,000 euro. The jury decided to select two fourth place winners, each of whom received 5,000 euro: the project “Stereometrical oloid portal” by Florian Haizmann and Moritz Spielberg (Esslingen University and Cologne International School of Design), and the project “Advent calendar 24” submitted by Male Licht and Uli Feuersänger (Berlin University of the Arts). More at Festo Challenge and German Design Council.
Brands and designs, legal framework conditions. Conference.
On 5 June 2013 the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Frankfurt am Main invites you to an event entitled “Brands and designs, legal framework conditions and economic backgrounds”. Dr. Jan Rasmus Ludwig (Schulte Riesenkampff Rechtsanwaltsgesellscahft mbH); Christian Jacob LL.M. (Corporate Counsel, Nestlé Deutschland AG); Sebastian Strubel (Brand Strategist, Leo Burnett GmbH) and Andrej Kupetz (General Manager of the German Design Council) will give an overview of the current developments in brand and design law, showing with practical examples where brand rights unexpectedly exist in day-to-day business life and how the infringement of foreign brand rights can be avoided. To the conference
Rooms Moscow / MIFS 2013. Trade fair.
From 21-25 May 2013 the Rooms Moscow / MIFS celebrates its premiere in Moscow. The holistic interior design trade fair will take place annually in May in the future and is organized in cooperation by Media Globe Krokus (MGK) and Koelnmesse. The trade fair’s partner is the Interior Innovation Award. A selection of winners of the competition will be presented in Moscow, organized through the German Design Council. The German Design Council has initiated a lecture series for the morning of 22 May 2013, including the following speakers: Nicole Roesler (Franz Kaldewei GmbH), Alexandra Sankova (Director Moscow Design Museum), Wassilij Grod (owner Conbou) and Lutz Dietzold (German Design Council). More information at Interior Innovation Award or at Rooms Moscow.
design report award 2013. Competition.
Hanhsi Chen and ShiKai Tseng from London are the winners of the design report award 2013. They were awarded on 11 April 2013 within the framework of the Milan Furniture Fair for a series of designs entitled “Beyond Object”, which deal with the issue of light and shadow. The award is endowed with 7,500 euro. Further information at design award report.
interzum. Trade fair.
From 13-16 May 2013 the interzum international trade fair for suppliers of the furniture industry and interior finishing takes place in Cologne at Messe Köln. Information at interzum. Within the framework of the fair, the Verband Deutscher Industriedesigner VDID invites you to the Industrial Design Day 2013 on 13 May. In the environment of the materials and technology trade fair the agenda, which carries the motto “Innovation transfer in industrial design”, is dedicated to current transformation processes in industrial design. The presentation of the 6th VDID Young Talent Awards concludes the Industrial Design Day 2013. Information at VDID. In partnership with Material Connexion Colgone, Koelnmesse organizes the congress trade fair Innomateria during the interzum: on 14-15 May everyone involved will meet for an interdisciplinary exchange. In an accompanying special exhibition, companies and research institutions present solutions, products and services that are ready for application. More information at Innomateria.
On-Type. Exhibition in Berlin.
From 8 May until 5 August 2013 the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin presents the exhibition On-Type. Texts on Typography. The show not only presents classics of 20th century typography history and current typography but also compiles theories, manifestos and assessments about typography in the German speaking region. Over the course of the exhibition, talks and presentations with contemporary typographers will take place. All information at Bauhaus-Archiv.
aed Talk about working worlds.
On 15 May 2013 the aed Stuttgart organizes a discussion round about Arbeitswelten der Zukunft - Working worlds of the future. The increasingly rapid change in working processes also has an effect on the design of the working environment. The following speakers will talk about and discuss this subject: Ludwig Funk-Fritsch (Lichtszene, Stuttgart), Prof. Martin Haas (architect, haas.cook.zemmrich, Stuttgart), Jürgen Laub (designer, Jehs + Laub, Stuttgart), Rudolf Pütz (manager, Vitra GmbH, Weil am Rhein), Isabella R. Jesemann M.A., M.A., Fraunhofer IAO - Zentrum für Virtuelles Engineering (ZVE). Further information and registration (required) at aed.
French Design Connection. Exhibition.
Meet my Project at the Chambers Hotel in New York presents an exhibition about French design curated by Clément Sauvoy from 18-21 May 2013. The exhibition takes place within the framework of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2013 (ICFF), which presents itself at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center at the same time. More information about the exhibition at French Design and about the trade fair at ICFF.
Lecture series about design and society.
The annual lecture series Stilvorlagen will take place at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences for the eighth time – this year under the title “Behind the Scenes”. On 16 May 2013 Nicolas Bourquin of onlab Berlin speaks about the challenges of information design. On 23 May Richard Niessen of Niessen & de Vries from Amsterdam is a guest. The series will continue in June. More at HAW Hamburg.
Textile Architecture. Exhibition.
The Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum Augsburg presents the special exhibition entitled Textile Architektur until 6 October 2013. It focuses on architecture and interior design projects of recent years with examples from Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron or the Bouroullec brothers. The exhibition architecture was completely realized with textile materials. More at TIM Bayern.
ADC Festival in Hamburg.
The ADC Festival takes place in Hamburg from 16-18 May 2013. The congress, which will be attended by numerous internationally renowned designers, carries the motto “The Power of Digital Ideas”. There will also be a large exhibition of the works submitted to the ADC Competition, the award presentation and the ADC Young Talents Day on 17 May. All information at ADC.
Exhibition with works from the Bauhaus University in Marburg.
Under the title 42 Proposals the Bauhaus University Weimar presents an exhibition with works by students, teachers and alumni at the Marburger Kunstverein until 30 May 2013. With models, objects, videos, drawings and photographs, it represents all of the university’s design disciplines. The show was curated by Professor Markus Weisbeck, Michael Schmitt and Michael Ott. More information at Bauhaus-Universität or at Marburger Kunstverein
Eva Zeisel. Exhibition about the ceramics designer.
Eva Zeisel (1906-2011) lived and worked in many of the world’s big cities. In the United States she is one of the major 20th century designers. The Internationales Keramik-Museum Weiden, which is part of the Neue Sammlung presents the exhibition Eva Zeisel. Keramik – Design with her works until 21 July 2013. Further information at Die Neue Sammlung
No Name Design. Exhibition.
The Swiss designer Franco Clivio has a passion for collecting unimposing everyday objects. From 5 May until 6 October 2013 the exhibition No Name Design presents 900 objects from his collection at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. In the course of the exhibition, Franco Clivio will personally give numerous tours through his “wonder chamber”. All information at Gewerbemuseum.
Jean Prouvé. Exhibiton in Torino.
In the late 1980s Laurence and Patrick Seguin began collecting furniture and other works by Jean Prouvé, including several rare pieces and prototypes. The Pinacoteca Agnelli in Torino presents the exhibition A Passion for Jean Prouvé until 8 September 2013. More information at Pinacoteca.
Vision of the future for Great Britain. Exhibition.
The Design Museum London presents the vision of designers Dunne & Raby for a fictitious future of the United Kingdom. In the exhibition United Micro Kingdoms: A Design Fiction, which aims to provoke a debate about the future of the country, Dunne & Raby use elements of industrial design, architecture, politics, science and sociology. On show from 1 May until 26 August 2013. More information at Design Museum.
International Marianne Brandt Competition. Application.
From 2-23 May 2013 students and young creatives can apply to the International Marianne Brandt Competition and upload their works from the fields product design, photography and cradle-to-cradle. The competition is sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Art of Saxony. All information at Marianne Brand Contest.
Prototypes and experiments in design. Exhibition.
The Aram Gallery in London presents models and prototypes by contemporary designers in the seventh round of the exhibition Prototypes & Experiments. With this series, the gallery emphasizes the importance of prototypes and experiments in the design process. On show from 3 May until 15 June 2013. More information at Aram Gallery.
Eero Saarinen. Retrospective in Atlanta.
With the exhibition entitled Eero Saarinen. A reputation for Innovation the Museum of Design Atlanta MODA presents a retrospective of the architect until 30 June 2013. Alongside his buildings, Saarinen also designed numerous pieces of furniture that became classics of design history. More information at MODA.
Posters on media history. Exhibition in Leipzig.
The exhibition entitled Anschlag. Posters on Media History at the German Museum of Books and Writing in the German National Library Leipzig documents how posters have functioned as advertising media in public space for more than 100 years. A selection from the museum’s collection is on show until 1 September 2013. All information at Anschlag.
Symposium about “Crisis of the poster” in Vienna.
The repeatedly diagnosed “Crisis of the poster” as a medium is the subject of the symposium entitled Das Plakat, zwischen Kunst und Kommerz (The poster, between art and commerce) on 24-25 May 2013 at the Künstlerhaus in Vienna. International experts from museums, teaching and research as well as poster designers speak about historical and topical issues of poster art. All information in the program flyer at k/haus.
Peter Behrens and the history of the AEG design. Exhibition.
From 14 May until 23 June 2013 the Museum Industriekultur in Nuremberg presents an exhibition about the work of Peter Behrens at AEG, where he was responsible from 1907-1914 for factory buildings, worker housing, industrial products and signet. Behrens is considered a pioneer of industrial design. More information about the exhibition at Peter Behrens.
Luxury Business Day. Event.
On 6 June 2013 the Luxury Business Day takes place in Munich. The subject of the event is “Luxury on the World Wide Web – Online strategies of successful luxury brands”. The Luxury Business Day is one of the largest specialist conferences in the luxury segment. With a mix of best practices and analysis, the congress aims to offer insights into the developments and trends in the European luxury market. The Inlux Institut für Luxus and the corporate publishing house Journal International organize the Luxury Business Day. More information at Luxury Business Day.
East meets West - Doshi Levien. Lecture at Vitra Design Museum.
At the occasion of the Louis Kahn exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, the designer team Doshi levien will give a lecture about their work, intercultural references and Louis Kahn as a source of inspiration on 16 May 2013. More information at Vitra Design Museum.
The natural with the artificial. 4 lectures.
Two lectures will be given at designtransfer in Berlin on 8 and 14 May 2013 about “panoramas of the technological re-design of nature and the use of natural processes in design”. The speakers on 8 May are Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen. On 14 May, Susana Soares and Stefan Schwabe will give their lecture. All information at designtransfer.
Frederick J. Kiesler. Exhibition about his theatrical work.
For the first time, the work of architect, designer and artist Frederick J. Kiesler will be presented with a focus on his theatrical work in an exhibition at Villa Stuck in Munich. Die Kulisse explodiert. Frederick J. Kiesler, Architekt und Theatervisionär is on show until 23 June 2013. More at Villa Stuck.
Belgrade Design Week 2013.
The Belgrade Design Week takes place from 2-9 June 2013. In exhibitions and during a large congress, internationally famous designers and architects will deal with the subject “Innovations”. Extensive information at Belgrade Design Week.
Publications of the Month
In this section we present publications that caught our attention and may be of interest for our readers.
Ed. Bund Freischaffender Fotografen. Stuttgart, 2013. 29.00 Euro
After 45 years, the BFF (Bund Freischaffender Fotografen) has abandoned its legendary yearbook and now publishes the BFF-Magazin twice a year. In XXL format (31 x 47 cm) and with 150 pages the first issue has just been published. Along with texts and interviews, it mainly includes photographs by BFF members. The format, paper selection and print quality allow readers and observers to experience the photographic work in an entirely different way now. More at BFF.
Vielen Dank für Ihre Einkauf. Konsumkultur aus Sicht von Design, Kunst und Medien.
Eds. Sabine Fabo and Melanie Kurz. transcript Verlag, 2012. 19.80 Euro
As a result of a symposium at FH Aachen in 2010, this book compiles articles about the phenomenon of art from the perspective of design, art, sociology, marketing and media. Among the authors are Andrej Kupetz, Alex Buck, Kai-Uwe Hellmann, Thilo Schwer and Wolfgang Ullrich. Further information and reading sample at transcript Verlag.
The People’s Car. A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle.
Bernhard Rieger. Harvard University Press, 2013. 32.00 Euro.
In this book, the author presents a comprehensive history of the VW Beetle, not only with a perspective of the product from the beginnings to date but also on its iconic importance, economic success as well as the image of the Germans based on this car. Here, the history of the VW Beetle is seen from an international position. More at Harvard University Press.
Monica Föster Lateral Thinking. Furniture, Objects, Industrial Design
Eds. Hanna Nova Beatrice. Arvinius Förlag, 2013. 68.00 Euro
The comprehensive monograph represents the work of Swedish designer Monica Förster to this day, who has been working for internationally famous companies in various product segments for many years. As an unconventional thinker she often finds simple yet stunning new solutions in her designs. More at Arvinus Förlag.
arte TV-Tips for May
In the series Baukunst on 05/08 “Das Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne” by architects SANAA, and on 05/19 “Das Centre National de la Danse” in Paris. In the series Design on 05/13 “Schreibtisch und Regale” by Le Corbusier. More information at arte.
Warhol and Bugaboo. Collaboration
Bugaboo, the baby carriage manufacturer, collaborates with the Andy Warhol Foundation: as of May 2013 the first models with Warhol designs will come to stores, in 2014 more versions will follow suit. Details at Bugaboo.
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