DMY launches Berlin’s Brand New Design Week


On Wednesday, DMY will launch Berlin’s Design Week for the first time ever.DMY International Design Festival will present over 500 designers from 30 nations in the spacious aircraft hangers at the former Tempelhof Airport. A selection of high quality design, materials and research from some of the leading universities and studios from all over the world will meet with the prosperous Berlin scene. The festival coincides with the Nachtshift – Long Night of the Design Studios (presented by Create Berlin) on June 6, where more than 40 designers /design studios will be opening their doors to the public. DMY will also be hosting the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany and will present all the works submitted during the 11th DMY Festival.

This years country focus will be on Poland and in cooperation with the Polish Institute Berlin: presentations, installations and shapely design of more than 40 design studios, companies and design schools will provide a comprehensive overview of the current design production of one of Germany’s largest neighbours. There will be strong presence from both universities and professional designers, showcasing areas such as interior and product design as well as research and thematic exhibitions.

So if you can hop over to Berlin for a few days, or if you’re already there – be sure to enjoy all the exciting events and exhibitions it has to offer.


For the 3rd year running, Hendzel + Hunt are organising a 24 HR Design Challenge.
The 24HR Design Challenge is based on an experimental approach to their MADE IN PECKHAM range.


They invite a select group of designers to compete in a 24 hour design and make project. Inspired by their MADE IN PECKHAM range of furniture, Hendzel + Hunt aim to focus on sustainability, up-cycling and localism.

“We believe that using recovered material is not simply a practical and sustainable necessity.”


Hinckley Table by Hendzel + Hunt for the Made In Peckham range.

They also emphasise the individuality of materials and objects.

“Materials and objects also hold their own stories, they come from specific cultural environments and processes. These valuable stimuli can provide starting points, references and ideas for the design of contemporary objects.”


Record Player by team It’s Bin A Long Time for the 2011 24HR Design Challenge.


The MADE IN PECKHAM range presents recycled materials as aesthetically valuable as well as forming strong building blocks for high quality furniture.


Record Player by the Duchess of Peckham team for the 2011 24HR Design Challenge.

Record Player by team Singer for the 2011 24HR Design Challenge.

Record Player by The Singer team for the 2011 24HR Design Challenge.

The Design Challenge encourages creativity and pushes the teams to work together and produce a functioning object from recycled materials.


Pinball machine by team Charlie Chaplin for the 2012 24HR Design Challenge.


Pinball machine by team Famous 5 for the 2012 24HR Design Challenge.

The challenge also shows the public how valuable discarded objects can be in creating something of value – upcycling materials into a functional end product. In 2011 they also held a 24Hour Design Challenge in New Delhi in India.


Design Challenge India, New Delhi.

Here is a video of the 24HOUR DESIGN CHALLENGE held by Hendzel + Hunt in 2011.

Hendzel + Hunt 24hr Design Challenge Documentary from Jan Hendzel on Vimeo.