DMY International Design Festival 2014
May 28 – June 1

The DMY International Design Festival 2014 is coming up. Our application system is now open for your submissions. Beforehand, we would like to introduce the agenda of this year's festival. The following program expects our exhibitors and visitors:

As one of the central events of the upcoming Berlin Design Week (May 26 – June 1, 2014), the DMY International Design Festival 2014 will present more than 700 young and established designers in the hangars of former Berlin Tempelhof airport. An exciting cross section of design, research and material sciences by leading universities, designers and renowned studios from all over the world will then meet upon the vibrant Berlin scene. Over the years, the festival has continuously developed, remaining one of the highlights of the Berlin Design Week. This year, the festival will feature new sections such as the first launch of the DMY Market. Furthermore, DMY Berlin will once again host the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany which is endowed by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

Central exhibition at the former airport Berlin Tempelhof

International designers, enterprises and young talents will present their current works, prototypes and material innovations in the hangars of the former airport Berlin Tempelhof. The claim to present innovative and progressive design approaches runs like a golden thread through the whole festival. In doing so, experienced developers, designers and worldwide operating design studios showcase next to the potential stars of tomorrow. Thus, the festival will reflect the current state-of-the-art in the field of design – ranging from architecture, to furniture, product and communication design as well as offering a sneak preview on the trends of tomorrow. On top, open talks and symposia will ensure exchange and communication between the protagonists and beyond.

DMY Market

The DMY Market is a new part of the festival offering visitors the chance to purchase design objects on site. At the same time, this market place gives the designers the opportunity to receive an immediate feedback on their work.

Social Design

Social Design is the leitmotif of a special exhibition organized by the curator Max Borka presenting design drafts and products addressing the concept of social design. Within this context, mankind forms the focal point, including issues such as progress, sustainability, and basic human needs seen in the context of its environment. As these projects often address a new, not yet clearly defined target group, providing only little commercial attractiveness, possible marketing and communication strategies are to be discussed in open talks and symposia.

The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany

For the third year in succession, DMY Berlin is hosting the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2014. The award is generally considered the most important design award in Germany in the fields of communication and product design. Since 1969, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (formerly Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology) has awarded this prize every year for the most outstanding products and works in product and communication design. Criteria such as innovation, haptics, sustainability aspects, usability, constitutive criteria and an overall coherence form the basis of the selection of the winners. The aim of the award is to boost the importance of design in business enterprises. All of the submissions are presented to the public during the DMY International Design Festival 2014 and this year‘s nominees will be announced during the festival. The award show will take place in the autumn of 2014 in Berlin.

Regional focus

In a separate subexhibition on the festival grounds, a German federal state or region will present the best works of their designers. German design is globally considered to be of top-quality; the regional focus is supposed to highlight the diversity of German design. The first region to present itself is Brandenburg, Berlin‘s direct neighbour.

New Talents

In this section, students and young talents will present their works, prototypes and conceptual design approaches. This part of the festival is offering the young designers the unique opportunity to gather precious experiences, thus supporting and enforcing the market launch of their products. The New Talents section has over the years become an important stepping stone for young designers.

DMY Universities & Schools

In the Universities & Schools section of the festival, research work and projects are exhibited, often with a very innovative and experimental character as they do not have to comply with the normal rules of the market. As the icing on the cake, participating universities also have the possibility to exchange information and enter cooperations with other internationally renowned education institutions.

DMY Awards, Symposia, Guest Country and the Berlin Design Week

The open talks and symposia will focus on current design-related issues such as the interconnectedness of private enterprises and design, intelligent products, and social design. In a special feature, a selected guest country will be presenting a curated show of its best established designers as well as young talents and their works. The best works in the categories Exhibitor, New Talents and Universities & Schools will be awarded with the DMY Awards. The award show will take place during the festival.

The DMY International Design Festival is one of the highlights of the Berlin Design Week, which will take place from May 26 – June 1, 2014. For a whole week, design in all of its aspects – from communication design to product and furniture design - will be presented Berlin-wide in exhibitions, talks and events organized by studios, museums and institutions.

DMY Award 2014

DMY Award 2014

Announcement of Winners

The ceremony for the DMY Award took place on the night of the second day of the festival, on May 29, 2014. The DMY...

Award Ceremony on September 25th 2014

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Within an official ceremony attended by the Parliamentary State Secretary Iris Gleicke the winners of this year's...


DMY Award Winners 2014

DMY Award Winners 2014

Vernissage: Thursday, June 26th | 6pm-10pm

Opening hours: June 27th-August 22nd...

Thank You!


The 12th edition of the DMY Festival has come to an end - thank you to all who made it one of the most successful...

Interview mit Jürgen Löffler

The World Ahead of Us.

An Interview with Jürgen Löffler

Senior Designer Audi and member of the jury DMY Awards.

You are a jury member of the DMY Awards. What...

Behind Glass

Behind Glass


This video captures the unique process behind the making of 2014's DMY Awards.



Engagement throughout the festival

From Thursday May 29th to Sunday June 1st the workshops program provides the opportunity for exhibitors and visitors...

REMAKE @ DMY International Design Festival

REMAKE @ DMY International Design Festival

Support Remake on Startnext

REMAKE Festival and DMY cooperate this year for the first time. After REMAKE successfully organized a four day...

For the first time ever, Audi is DMY’s Research Partner

Audi will celebrate this partnership with an event on May 31, 2014, for an exclusive
circle of guests at Audi...

Room for Ideas

For the fourth time the IKEA Stiftung is presenting the winners of their design competition at the DMY

„Room for Ideas“ is the motto of the design competition that the IKEA Stiftung hosts every year. Not only product...

Joerg Suermann

Joerg Suermann

Jury Member

Joerg Suermann is the founder and managing partner of DMY BERLIN. He is committed to Germany's international...

Tulga Beyerle

Tulga Beyerle

Jury Member

Tulga Beyerle works as design expert, curator and author. Since 2014 she is the director of the Museum of...

Jürgen Löffler

Jürgen Löffler

Jury Member

Jürgen Löffler, born in 1975, studied Transportation Design at Pforzheim University. Since 1999 he works for the...

Claus-Christian Eckhardt

Claus-Christian Eckhardt

Jury Member

Claus-Christian Eckhardt was appointed in 2001 as professor and director of Lund University School of Industrial...

Hermann August Weizenegger

Hermann August Weizenegger

Jury Member

Hermann August Weizenegger, born in 1963. studied Industrial Design at the UdK Berlin (1987-1992). After graduating...

DMY Social Design Focus


For the first time social design works and projects will be presented at the festival. Social Design is the...

Tickets 2014

Tickets 2014

DMY 2014 & der Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2014

Get your day or festival pass for the central exhibition (May 28- June 01 2014) and the Designpreis der...

Berlin Design Selection 2014 at Ventura Lambrate

Call for submissions - Berlin design - Milan

After a successful finish of the Berlin Design Selection Tour 2013, Berlin's design is going to be presented in ...


Presentations, discussions and award ceremonies

From Thursday May 29 to Sunday June 1 the Open-Talk-Stage provides the opportunity for universities, designers,...



Every year, best works among the festival submissions in each of the three categories get awarded with the DMY...