DMY present 'Berlin trails' as a labyrinth

Berlin-based designers shown the way to discover the individual design paths

by Serena L. Rosato
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MILAN DESIGN WEEK_DMY Berlin presented the 6th edition of the showcase Berlin Trails during Salone del Mobile, a collection of new works by Berlin-based designers and studios. The exhibition architecture referred to the different paths, blind ends and solving approaches the designers have taken and passed to attain the final designs. Composed as a labyrinth, the exhibition architecture shown the way to discover the individual paths and results.

DMY introduced exceptional design pieces created by a group of talented designer like Branka Blasius Bureau, Coordination, Joa Herrenknecht, Reuber Henning, SHAPES iN PLAY. 

Branka Blasius Bureau presented the minmin furniturelinethat reflect a basic commitment to simplicity and everyday relevance. It provides intelligent solutions for everyday life through a range of multifunctional modular systems and individual sideboard. bb Sideboard is entirely made of multilayer birch plywood. The composition achieves a minimalistic purity with no need for metal fixtures. A multi-functional object with wichthe original use as a shelving system can thus be varied in many ways: side table, stool, bedside table, shelf, chair or table. 

COORDINATION is a bureau for design and architecture, a bridge between creative energy and professional realization, an international team whose project-specific design strategies take into account aesthetic, cultural and social considerations alongside the brand message or exhibition content. The designer Flip Sellin shown a new tape of lighting named Patches. He designed a textile with an integrated grid of micro magnets to create vast variations of cloud like lighting objects. Patches is to be seen as a system of equally sized textile modules that can be applied to structures of any size or type.

Joa Herrenknecht is a young female product designer based in Berlin, Germany. Her collection is created out of Tyvek. In the dark, the paper structure changes from abstract geometrical paper sculptures to luminous, warm shapes of light. KOGI lamps combine high-tech flash spun polyethylene fibre with an hand-folded paper technique.The collection includes several different shapes and comes in white or various colors. 

Reuber Henning combines simplicity of design with complexity of color. Stripes as an aesthetic concept have existed in the worlds of design, fashion and art for decades. In 'Color is music for the eyes' the designer has explored the limits of what you can do with it within a space of 6,3 sqm. A playful approach is an absolute prerequisite for using the principle of coincidence as a method.



SHAPES iN PLAYis a creative studio that develop concepts and projects that explore the borders of product design where design meets technology, art or crafts. Soundplotter is a concept for a 3D printed vase whose shape changes according to sound input. Each Soundplotter vase thus is a unique piece that, for example, can contain a personal message or the sound of a certain moment. Furthermore Soundplotter is an attempt to answer the question of how products in the future can be generated more intuitively when the designer leaves space for interaction between user and object.

    • Serena L. Rosato

      Serena L. Rosato


      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and de)