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Whatever became of the gramophone
Whatever became of the gramophone

The city is full of dedicated melomaniacs, bumping into you without looking back, dreamily taken away or thumpingly going around to the beat of their last musical love. House parties invite each visitor, through either subtil, robotic(think of the i-dog) or bulky looking mp3 sound-sharing devices, to fill the surrounding space with their diverging tastes, [...]

Support
Support

We at PLATform wish to thank two amazing blogs in Berlin for supporting us and our Refound Design and Vintage Market tomorrow: Andy McCormak at Café Kultur Berlin http://cafekulturberlin.blogspot.de/ check him out, he has quite interesting insight on alternative cafés spaces in Berlin   and James and Zoë for mentioning us on Überlin http://www.uberlin.co.uk/category/expat-life/ They [...]

REFOUND Design and Vintage Market
REFOUND Design and Vintage Market

REFOUND Market – Where vintage and design meet! The market is part of the activities of REFOUND, a design exhibition that combines contemporary design pieces with antique furniture. The indoor-outdoor Saturday market will feature pieces of 15 selected local designers together with vintage furniture offering unlimited creative inspiration and hours of fun! Shoppers can find [...]

About the exhibition and upcoming events
About the exhibition and upcoming events

REFOUND is an ephemeral exhibition that spans from April 12th till May 12th. The exhibition is a shifting experience taking place in the first floor café. Needing to have it transformed back into a utilitarian eatery the day after the opening, the PLATform group saw this constraint as an opportunity to create an interchanging atmosphere. [...]

The Opening Night of REFOUND
The Opening Night of REFOUND

The 12th of April was the opening of REFOUND.  We are delighted with the success! The night was a multi-sensory experience: visually by the pieces, the people, and a projection on the facing Water Tower; our taste buds, thanks to the wonderful drinks served by the Hecate crew; and our ears (and our feet) were swaying to the sounds of The [...]

Superéquipe: The magnificent(and quite funny) Seven
Superéquipe: The magnificent(and quite funny) Seven

Superéquipe is a (super)group of seven designers housed mostly in Berlin. It’s a cooperation between these opinionated and educated designers, each bringing their expertise and personal strengths to the table. They do create as individuals, one learns to never say no when there is a hand to feed you, but their main endeavor(other than their [...]

Interview Cora Gebauer of Mokkatanten
Interview Cora Gebauer of Mokkatanten

Cora Gebauer  and her partner Insa Doan creates objects. The former is housed in her native Berlin, is a trained modeller and works with porcelain and the latter lives in Amsterdam, and works with fabric. Their company Mokkatanten is their research lab, an they get to work on their individual projects, research the specificity of [...]

The SpreeTONorchester
The SpreeTONorchester

‘Das SpreeTONorchester’ is a Swingorchestra from Berlin, which is especially charactersized by its repertoire, containing basically german Tanzschlager from the beginning of the last century, but also a wide choice of english and german songs and covers. With their unique mixture of performance and concert they develope a sweeping unresistable atmosphere which captivates the whole [...]

MEET THE DESIGNERS!
MEET THE DESIGNERS!

Jan Bernstein www.janbernstein.com During his studies in product design at the University of Art and Design in Halle, he did an exchange at the Ceramic- Glass design department and studied at the Escola d´Art i Superior de Disseny de Valencia in Spain. In 2008 he did a project at the University of Art in Linz in Austria and [...]

MEET THE DESIGNERS!
MEET THE DESIGNERS!

Silvia Knüppel www.silviaknueppel.com   Having her studio based in Hamburg, since 2008 Silvia is working as a freelance Designer in Hamburg and Paris. After studying in the Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands, she graduated in 2007 in product design from the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe, in Germany. She was a lecturer at the University of Arts [...]