iF DESIGN is a partner of the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK 2024 from 27 April to 5 May

"Insights" - understanding Design

Since 2019, iF Design is a proud partner of the Berlin Design Week with various design events around the city. Every year, we connect and exchange with the scene - and invite to our big iF DESIGN AWARD NIGHT as an international design and networking event at the Friedrichstadtpalast. In 2024, this will be on 29 April!

This year, under INSIGHTS as the guiding theme, the BNDWK invites participants to reflect and delve deeper. The aim is to understand design as an aesthetic discipline and as a means of exploring and presenting complex contexts. Participants are invited to present designs that offer insights into their creative processes and simultaneously show how these processes address social, technological and ecological issues and offer solutions.

Become a participant until 29 February

National and international designers, design studios, collectives, brands, companies, research facilities and institutions can apply to participate until February 29, 2024 – whether they are established players, start-ups, or career changers. The application process is aimed at participants who are willing to present experimental and innovative projects that have the potential to enrich the design industry as well as social and ecological discourse. All information on the application process, selection criteria and cost are on the festival's website at berlindesignweek.com.

Location and iF Design Cooperation

The main event location this year is the historic Peter Behrens Building in Oberschöneweide. The imposing building is a symbol of the evolution of industry - it shows how production has changed over time, from automobile manufacturing to high technology.

As an event partner, iF Design is looking forward to meeting you at several occasions during the week - with the iF DESIGN AWARD NIGHT 2024 as a satellite event on 29 April 2024 in the glamorous Friedrichstadt-Palast.

iF and BNDNWK - our partnership goals:

Strengthening Berlin as THE design capital in Germany and Europe!

  • Creating one of the most important design stages worldwide - especially after challenging pandemic developments!

  • Helping hidden design champions to become world leaders of design!

  • Discussing meaningful social topics and the role of design!

  • Celebrating innovation in all its forms, meeting design enthusiasts from around the world!