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People behind PLATform: interview
People behind PLATform: interview

PLATform is a manifesto taking various forms. The ideology behind this is to present design-oriented pieces in alternative spaces. The objects presented are crafted by independents or collaboratives, that have a close relationship to their craftsmen and to their public. We are interested in showing the creations that have a disjointed element about them, whether [...]

Interview with AandRé design: part 1 of 2
Interview with AandRé design: part 1 of 2

Régis Lemberthe and his partner Anna Iwansson create objects with concrete and found materials. The concrete is a malleable surface they can shape into a sleek or rough surface, it holds many inherent possibilities. With the found material, mostly from scavenging from the streets, they find a strong support whether it be ethically or physically [...]

Interview with the men behind Rakso Naibaf
Interview with the men behind Rakso Naibaf

Sitting in Oskar and Fabians’ work space on the sunniest day in Berlin, we were generously offered a coffee and Fritz Cola’s, shown new models for future exhibition. Being with the boys  one immediately notices how free and in tune with one another they are, one starts an idea the other one follows with a [...]

Repetition in Postmodernism
Repetition in Postmodernism

The British philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) said: while repetition changes nothing in the original object, it does change the viewer’s understanding. Based on this idea, Nirith Nelson wrote a very interesting article titled “Exercises in Geometrical Thought” In her article, referring to the exhibition “new olds” at the Holon Design Museum curated by Volker Albus, she [...]

Call for designers!
Call for designers!

We’re pleased to announce a call for established and emerging designers for REFOUND, an exhibition that will explore how designers, reacted to, and were influenced by the trend of vintage and “second-hand” in the last years, as well as how the old and the new coexist together in the same context today. What we offer: 1. A [...]

REFOUND – Recontextualizing the past
REFOUND - Recontextualizing the past

Vintage furniture is not a new trend, especially not in Berlin where the antique decadence is not only a visual language but a way of living. Second hand shops are everywhere and young residents of Berlin would argue that many of their apartments are living time capsules. The question therefore is, how design, and local [...]

Welcome to the space!
Welcome to the space!

“We are interested in using design as a medium, to ask questions, provoke and stimulate people, designers and industry…We are exploring things that exist somewhere between reality and fiction”  Fiona Raby and Anthony Dunne. Who you are? platFORM is an initiative of Agora Collective to provide a breathing ground for German and international young designers [...]