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iF goes Berlin!

Goodbye, Munich and Hamburg – hello Berlin! Two major iF events are moving to THE creative metropolis Berlin. After eight years in Munich, the iF design award night 2020 will take place in the Friedrichstadt-Palast for the first time on 4 May 2020. With the awards ceremony the iF design exhibition will go to the German capital as well - to the legendary Cafe Moskau. “Berlin is one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in the world! Elected as UNESCO City of Design, Berlin turned to be one of the most creative hubs in Europe and globally", says Ralph Wiegmann, CEO at iF. Also, we partnered up with the Berlin Design Week (BNDWK), taking place from 30 April to 10 May 2020!

Growing Creative Scene in Berlin

Berlin is the perfect home for these kinds of events. Here, we should put an emphasis on “feeling at home with design”: The creative community of the city is growing rapidly. As the latest numbers show: Berlin has 4,400 design companies working in the fields of industrial, product, fashion, graphic and communication design and 12,700 employees in the design sector. More than 195,000 people are working in creative businesses, which is 10 percent of the all employees in Berlin’s creative industries (2016). With events and fairs like the fashion week or design week, Berlin is continuously the capital of design.

Designers, manufacturers, institutions and companies can profit from this great opportunity and become a part of BERLIN DESIGN WEEK - with an event, exhibition, panel and mnay more! Klick below for your options!

2 to 10 May 2020: iF design exhibition at Cafe Moskau

Cafe Moskau 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 the German capital 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 enthusiasts, manufacturers and companies as well.

On a total of 2,000 square meters 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!

4 May 2020: iF design award night at Friedrichstadt-Palast

Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin

For a hundred years now, the theater has been known as Berlin’s number one address for big show entertainment. From 1924, the newly-appointed artistic director, Erik Charell, created the revues that characterize the reputation and aesthetics of the “Golden Twenties” in Berlin to this day. In 1980, the old Palast had to be closed due to major subsidence and structural damage to the building.

On 27 April 1984, the new Palast opened at Friedrichstraße 107. It was the last major grand construction project of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The biggest names in show business have been on the stage at this legendary theater, like Shirley Bassey, Joe Cocker, Phil Collins and Liza Minnelli. Read more about the Friedrichstadt-Palast: https://www.palast.berlin/

Alexandra Klatt of Berlin Design Week on Design Highlights

Konstantin Grcic, Peter Raacke, Werner Aisslinger or Erik Spiekermann - to name a few - have their reasons to live and work in Berlin. Without a doubt, Berlin is a design hotspot! This year, the Berlin Design Week (BNDWK) will take place from 30 April to 10 May 2020 - we are proud to be this year's partner and to present our iF deisgn events in the BNDWK program! In Design Magazine, Alexandra Klatt, responsible for the program and curation of the BNDWK, talks about her visions and what to look for in the upcoming exciting week:

Alexandra Klatt_Berlin Design Week
Growing from the grass root event state of DESIGN to a format of international visibility was a tough road but also full of good memories and rich in experiences. The support of Berlin designers, standing with a small format till it grows, is overwhelming. The continuity finally leads to successes in finding more partners such as the iF World Design Guide. The establishment of the German Design Graduates and having their first edition at the BNDNWK last year was also one of my personal highlights.
Alexandra Klatt Curator of Berlin Design Week

What else is happening in Berlin during the Berlin Design Week? Read the interview with BNDWK curator Alexandra Klatt at Design Magazine!

Design Hotspot Berlin - iF is a Partner of the Berlin Design Week

Design Hotspot Berlin - iF is a Partner of the Berlin Design Week

Creativity needs good company! That is why we are a partner of the Berlin Design Week, from 30 April to 10 May 2020. Once a year, the Berlin Design Week turns the capital into a venue for innovative design. The curated program includes formats such as exhibitions, showrooms, talks, films and workshops that will be held parallel over seven days in many parts of the city. Designers, museums, cultural institutions, galleries, studios, project spaces and companies present new approaches and their influences on the design of today.

Be part of the Berlin Design Week!

Learn more about the Berlin Design Week