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Omer Yosha makes the invisible playful
Omer Yosha makes the invisible playful

  On a busy morning before Omer has to go to work, Iohanna and I meet him over coffee and a mdf board to discuss and hear what he has to say about not only the airpiano but also his current work. Omer tells us that he wants to change how a product can be [...]

MusicMakers: A design party for the future of music
MusicMakers: A design party for the future of music

  14 September, 18h – 21h / Party 21h-06h Prince Charles Prinzenstrasse 85F (Moritzplatz U8), 10969 Berlin In the age of anonymous laptop DJs and machine-selected automatic streams, what would it take to make music tangible again? A collective community of Berlin musical DIYers answers with the inaugural installment of the MusicMakers design party. Live experimental [...]

360 Degrees of Renata Har
360 Degrees of Renata Har

After much insistence on my part, Renata Har invites me to her studio and (temporary) living quarters, which have been relocated at L’Atelier Kunst Spiel Raum. She has been given free reins over the space. The work produced will be shown as part of a preview from the 13th till the 16th of September and [...]

Open Call for Designers
Open Call for Designers

Open call for Artists, Designers, Musicians and Creatives   Musicmakers is an event happening on the 14th of September in Prince Charles, Berlin. The one night event and exhibition will feature various types or works related to music, from formal musical performances, to unmediated improvisation sessions, to projected visuals. (that is the meaning?) The exhibition [...]

Dominik Hehl
Dominik Hehl

Dominik creates pieces that use a minimal amount of processes. They retain a simple aesthetic, one/two materials/operations per object, focusing his interest more on the gut of the object instead of it’s surface value. He also creates spaces. They are conscientious renderings of the particular human actions and interactions specific to said space. He is [...]

PASTPERFEKT’S Kelly Tivnan discusses…
PASTPERFEKT'S Kelly Tivnan discusses...

On a warm sunny day in Berlin, two girls meet for a chat about design and art, this is not uncommon here or anywhere I guess. In this particular case, I meet Kelly, the main creator of PASTPERFEKT, for a coffee and a chat along the Spree. She is warm, sunny, welcoming, shy, quiet, interesting, [...]

High Risk LowTech: The night of the exhibtion and the subsequent 3 days
High Risk LowTech: The night of the exhibtion and the subsequent 3 days

  On June 7th at 19h a design-oriented exhibition held place at the WYE on Skalitzer Strasse 86 entitled High Risk/Low Tech organised by PLATform and SEMIDOMESTICATED. The premise was that the pieces shown, would reflect the notion that in a time of crisis, whether financial, political, or both, the young designers are conscious of [...]

Hercules the fascinating mythologue
Hercules the fascinating mythologue

Alex Hercules Desjardins is a space shifter. He studied architecture, started making displays and building objects for a clothing store. Parallel to his day job, he has started to collect objects with a past, from a 1900 safe to taxidermy animals. He creates ephemeral spaces and sets for store windows, music shows and…his very own [...]

PLATform and SemiDomesticated for DMY
PLATform and SemiDomesticated for DMY

Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity. — Democritus For the Long Night of Design Studios, as part of this year’s DMY International Design Festival, PLATform and SemiDomesticated come together to showcase contemporary design in a time of crisis. PLATform is an initiative created to expose and sell contemporary design pieces [...]

With Ines Königsmann, twice is a charm.
With Ines Königsmann, twice is a charm.

  Ines Königsmann is an ebullient person, rife with energy and an interesting discourse on how nature inspires her work. She has great insights on the necessity of new techniques, collaboration in design, and more importantly is trying to find her own visual vocabulary that is in tune with her particular interest in material. After [...]