Design Impact Conference 2019, Topic: New Work

We would like to introduce you to each field which will be discussed throughout Design Impact Conference, 28 November 2019

The first topic is “New Work”

Introduced in the 70s the idea of „New Work“ or „new understanding of our relationship to work“ has been pursued on various levels. Technological developments reinforced this trend and opened up new possibilities for numerous professions.
At Design Impact we would like to show you how this topic is currently tackled in the companies like IXDS and also to make a deep dive with The Good Tools into the filed of tools that enable new ways of working.

Speakers: Gloria Berger & Anouk Hoffmeister

IXDS is one of the leading innovation agencies in Germany and a „New Work“ pioneer. Agile work, participation and transparency have been lived here since its foundation and a four-day week for everyone has been part of everyday life since the beginning. Partners from the most different areas profit from these experiences as well as compile and introduce „New Work“ principles in their enterprises in cooperation with IXDS.

On Elevation:
Anouk Hoffmeister has been doing her research on collaborative tools for several years within the Excellence Cluster „Image. Knowledge. Design.“ She observed: there are many tools on the market but still they are not good enough to shape our thinking complexity and to involve others into this process. So this is how Elevation was born. Anouk rolled up her sleeves and started creating her vision of „New Work“.

17:00 Doors Open / Networking
17:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks
17:45 Startup Pitches & Speakers
18:30 Break
18:45 Startup Pitches & Speakers
19:30 Networking



This Friday, 1.11.2019, STATE Studio will open LICHTFELDER exhibition- an artistic scientific reflection on the topic "light" in Berlin. The focus is on the ongoing, joint development work with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF as part of the residency program of the Fraunhofer Network for Science, Art, and Design.

The program for the vernissage and the address can be found below. We are delighted!

Furthermore: we are among the winners of the International Light Art Award and our room installation "Negative Space" can be seen until November 10th at the Center for International Light Art in Unna.


1 November 2019, 18:00

18:30 Opening speech and round of talks
19:30 Reception and music
21:00- 21:45 Perera Elsewhere LIVE solo show (FoF Music)
from 21:45 Dj Set Dick & Fett (Colour TV)


1 - 14 November & 10 December - 1 February, Mon-Fri, 12:00 - 19:00



Youyang Song is featured in Frame Magazine

Berlin-based Song developed a fully biodegradable leather using banana and orange peel, or soy milk, in combination with a natural binding agent. Manufacturing options such as laser cutting, dyeing and printing and 3D printing and modelling pave the way for the material – which is comparable in durability and water resistance to animal leather – to be used for a wide range of design possibilities and new commercial products.



Dutch Design Week Highlights


Paulina Grebenstein presents at Berlin UrbanTech Summit 2019

On 25th September 2019,  Paulina Grebenstein presented her work "urbaneden" at the Berlin Urban Tech Summit. 

Paulina is a product designer and is currently founding her design studio urbanedenlab.

The focus of her studio lies in the development of public design concepts, research, design methods and consulting in the area of inner-city climate adjustments and smart infrastructure.


DesignFarm at Dutch Design Week 2019


DesignFarmBerlin exhibits at Dutch Design Week at Weem, Floor 3.

Sensetainable“* is a playful approach of young design-driven companies from DesignFarmBerlin to showcase new co-creation concepts.
The group "Sensetainable", represented by „ILPS“ - Madeleine Marquardt, „SinnAesthetik“ - JiHye Kang and Victor Gonzalez, „urban:eden“ - Paulina Grebenstein, „Cooking New Material“ - Youyang Song as well as „Coffee Composer“ - Xinyue Yang and Antonia Nandori, pursues to demonstrate experimental, interactive developments that involve the user into a manufacturing process, make the user a co-developer and motivate the user to change the status quo.



Case Studies’ interior collection on sale now

It's been a journey. Case Studies joined DesignFarm in 2017 with an aim to accomplish a transition from fashion into interior. They have tailored their techniques, found the right production partners, designed new patterns and came stronger with a wonderful collection of blankets and cushions that are available for purchase now - October 2019.

As colorists, Case Studies, bring into their garments various shades and nuances making us feel warmer, lighter and happier.



Hardware Tech Safari – 10.09.2019

Letzten Dienstag waren wir zur Eröffnung des neuen Prototypen-Park "Start-A-Factory" im IZM (Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration)
Die Start-A-Factory am Fraunhofer IZM bietet eine einzigartige Geräteinfrastruktur und Arbeitsumgebung für Hardware-Startups. Es ermöglicht eine schnelle Entwicklung von der ersten Idee bis zum Prototyp in projektbezogenen Kooperationen und mit modernster Ausstattung. Drei Unternehmen der DesignFarm haben dort ihre Hardware bei der Eröffnung präsentiert:
AudioGait – ein Gehtrainer mit akustischem Feedback, ILPS - eine neue Methode zur Textilbehandlung mit UV und composer – intuitiver Sequenzer für Musikinstrumente.

Mehr zum Konzept und Kontakt findet ihr hier.


RE-FREAM WINNER youyang song

Cooking new material!!! We are super happy with @youyang_song who won a grand over 50.000 Euro.
@refream is proud to present the final selected artists. The next call will be opened on July 1, 2020.



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