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Café Moskau Berlin

Design is a Berliner! iF design exhibition comes to Berlin

One of Europe’s greatest design capitals gets for one design-highlight richer: For the first time, the iF design exhibition will take place in Berlin – the UNESCO City of Design – right around the time of the iF design award night in 2020.  We are honored and excited to announce that from 2 to 10 May 2020 the legendary and hip architectural landmark Cafe Moskau will be the host for the iF design exhibition.

Visitors can indulge in interesting daily presentations on design and trends by speakers from all around the world. Our “Designer’s Nights” will offer the opportunity to great networking between designers, design ethusiasts, manufacturers and companies as well.

On a total of 2,000 squaremeters all iF awarded designs of 2020 will be showcased. Panels with speakers and designers from all around the world will be held during the exhibition at Cafe Moskau.

Stay tuned for an updated program!

A Piece of Berlin Urban Design History: Cafe Moskau

Café Moskau Berlin | Bundesarchiv

Built to designs by Josef Kaiser, the Cafe Moskau formed the center of the first socialist residential complex on what is today Karl-Marx-Allee, formerly Stalinallee. The prestigious building symbolized the brotherhood between the GDR and the Soviet Union.

In the 1060s, it was completely restructured inside. The deliberate transparency and openness of the light-flooded rooms of the 1960s gave way to the current zeitgeist. Architecturally, this was a step back in the 50s. Everything was made warm and cozy, rooms were divided and reduced in height.

However, it was not before the turn of the millennium, that the Cafe Moskau was actively used again. Both the WMF club and the legendary Sunday GMF parties celebrated great success here. Nicolas Berggruen Holdings GmbH completely renovated the monument and restored the old charm of the 1960s. Since 2009, the legendary Cafe Moskau can be used as a multifunctional conference and event location for up to 2,400 people.