50 JAHRE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
23.05.2011 - 05.06.2011

5 JAHRZEHNTE EINSATZ FÜR DIE MENSCHENRECHTE
CREATE BERLIN FEIERT MIT


Seit 50 Jahren setzt sich Amnesty International für die Durchsetzung und Wahrung der Menschenrechte ein. Aus einem Zeitungsaufruf im britischen „Observer“ ist eine Bewegung mit 3 Millionen Mitgliedern geworden, die sich weltweit für die Wahrung und Durchsetzung der Menschenrechte einsetzt – und die international geachtet und von Diktatoren gefürchtet wird.

Am 28. Mai 1961 erschien ein Artikel im englischen Observer von Peter Benenson mit dem Titel "The Forgotten Prisoners" über die Verhaftung zweier portugiesischer Studenten. Sie hatten gemeinsam auf die Freiheit angestoßen, deren bloße Erwähnung in der Diktatur, die Portugal damals war, verboten war. Es ist zu dieser Zeit bei weitem nicht der einzige Zeitungsartikel in dem man liest, dass Menschen wegen ihrer politischen Gesinnung verhaftet, misshandelt, gefoltert, verschleppt oder hingerichtet werden. Benenson fordert seine Leser dazu auf, mit Appellschreiben Druck auf Regierungen zu machen und die Freilassung politischer Gefangener zu fordern. Dieser "Appeal for Amnesty" steht am Anfang von Amnesty International.

Heute ist Amensty International eine weltweite Bewegung, in über 150 Ländern vertreten und mit mehr als 3 Millionen Mitgliedern, Unterstützern und Aktivisten. Das Profil Amnestys ist im Laufe von 50 Jahren breiter geworden, es kamen mehr und mehr Themen hinzu. Aber auch heute erfährt man in den Medien noch über Menschen, die wie vor 50 Jahren wegen ihrer politischer Ansichten verhaftet, misshandelt, gefoltert, verschleppt oder hingerichtet werden. Amnesty International setzt sich daher auch nach 50 Jahren für diese "Prisoners of Conscience" ein und verbreitet Tag für Tag den Aufruf Peter Benensons.

50 JAHRE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
5 JAHRZEHNTE EINSATZ FÜR DIE MENSCHENRECHTE


Anlässlich der Feier zum 50. Geburtstag und im Rahmen der Verleihung des 6. Amnesty-Menschenrechtspreises am 27. Mai 2011 wird die zu 100% recycelbare Ausstellung „50 JAHRE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL“ am 25. Mai im Haus der Kulturen der Welt präsentiert.

Die Installation und Ausstellung zeichnet die Entwicklung und die wichtigsten Stationen dieser Erfolgsgeschichte nach. Kleinere Versionen werden darüber hinaus von über 170 Amnesty-Gruppen im ganzen Land gezeigt.

Konzipiert und umgesetzt wurde das Projekt von dem Kreativ Direktor und Ausstellungsmacher Robert Eysoldt sowie Kathrin Wolf und Simon Kiepe von der Agentur 10hoch16. Die Themenausrichtung entstanden in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Amnesty International.

Schon vor der Eröffnung im HKW zeigt Create Berlin Teile der Installation in seinem Showroom. Daneben kann man an Amnesty-Aktionen teilnehmen.

Amnesty International Termine:
23. Mai, 19.00 Uhr - Preview der Ausstellung im CB Showroom
25. Mai, 17:30 Uhr - Eröffnung der Ausstellung im HKW
27. Mai, 19:00 Uhr - Verleihung des Amnesty Menschenrechtspreises im HKW (Es gibt noch Tickets: http://www.hkw.de/de/programm/2011/andere2011/veranstaltungen_53180/veranstaltungsdetail_57396.php)
28. Mai, 11:00 Uhr - Aktion auf dem Pariser Platz

Weitere Infos: http://www.amnesty.de/

Farbwerte-Rot - HELP JAPAN
12.05.2011 - 20.05.2011

Can design save lives?

Farbwerte (Color Values) and Create Berlin are looking for HELP JAPAN posters, photos, wallpapers and other designs that take reference to the national flag of Japan and which support programmes collecting donations to support Japan in its time of crisis.

These designs will be presented in an exhibition in Berlin showcasing different approaches to raising awareness, complemented by discussion about motivations and results of such activity.

We would be grateful for any hints towards Help Japan activities and designers who are getting involved.

The mission of Farbwerte (Color Values) is to bring creativ people from various areas of society together to reflect on national identity and common values.

Opening: 12 May 2011, 19.00 Uhr
Create Berlin Showroom, Almstadtstrasse 35, Berlin-Mitte

With works by:

James White, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ++ Rob Dobi, Conneticut, Bridgeport, USA ++ Kai Whiston, United Kingdom ++ Raban Ruddigkeit, Berlin, Germany ++ erixyao, Indonesia ++ David Ryan, Brooklyn/ New York/ Portland, USA ++ Anota Bien ++ Alex Liebold, Savannah, Georgia, USA ++ Anson Liaw, Toronto, Canada ++ Aktion Deutschland hilft ++ Zac Neulieb, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA ++ Azrael ++ Hannes Beer, Stuttgart, Germany ++ Mr. Crease ++ Saturday 20th Mari, Helsinki, Finland ++ Too Much,Tokyo, Japan ++ Wok and Noodles ++ redcross.uk ++ American Red Cross ++ Paul Vickers, Paris, France ++ japan.person-finder.appspot.com ++ globalgiving ++ Steven Jodistiro, Singapore ++ Carlos A Perez, Bend, Oregon, USA ++ Pawel Durczok, Zory, Poland ++ David Bastidas, Margarita, Venezuela ++ Ferdinand-Noel Bacani, Vallejo, California ++ Christian Bögle, Coburg, Germany ++ Marcos Behrens, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ++ Jorden Tually, Newcastle, Australia ++ Chris Tobar Rodriguez, Chicago, USA ++ Robbie Porter, Scotland ++ DesignHim, Canada ++ Jon Berkeley, London/Sydny/Barcelona/Hong Kong ++ Preuss und Preuss GmbH, Berlin, Germany ++ Williansanfer ++ Aleksandra Lukač,Vienna, Austria ++ Tim Foltyn, Baltimore, Maryland, USA ++ Ramon Thompson , New York, USA ++ Luca Molnaar, Miskolc, Hungary ++ cellar-fcp, Hong Kong, China ++ Hugo ‚Hujogafe’, Venezuela ++ imcreative, Egypt ++ Stef Choi, Portland, Oregon, USA ++ Kate Spade, New York, USA ++ The Norik, New York, USA ++ Viktor Hugosson, Sweden ++ Milko Melian, Houston, Texas, USA ++ LOWORKS ++ Visual Gratis, USA ++ Frankie Doguet ++ jlweiller ++ Adam Chang ++ Force129 ++ Oliver Soden, Bournemouth, United Kingdom ++ Dines ++ Ryan Bubnis, Portland, Oregon, USA ++ esagasa ++ Alvaro Jose Franco, Cali, Colombia ++ Mitch Fleming, Queensland, Australia ++ Timur York, New York, USA ++ Greg Dubois, Hollywood, USA ++ Yossi Lemel, Israel ++ Ludwig Alizon ++ Natascha Rosenberg, Berlin, Germany/ Madrid, Spain ++ BossLogic, Australia ++ Ray Schönberger, Budapest, Hungary ++ NYTT Studio, Igualada, Barcelona, Spain ++ Tatsuro Kiuchi, Tokyo, Japan ++ B. Batzorig, Istanbul, Turkey ++ Brokenfuse, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ++ Janie Acoustic ++ Jessica Moon ++ Erika Ito, Tokyo, Japan ++ Simon Foster, London, England ++ Ashley Yousling, Seattle, Washington, USA ++ Lim Heng Swee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ++ Marc Damm, Vienna, Austria ++ Timo Meyer ++ Anna Wegelin, Hamburg, Germany ++ Mirko Borsche, Munich, Germany ++ Yeoh Guan Hong, Shanghai, China ++ Robert Troutman ++ Benjamin Guedel, Zurich, Switzerland ++ Superdeux, San Francisco, California, USA ++ Matthias Grieder ++ Neil Curtis, Basel, Switzerland ++ Carles Marsal ++ Alejandro Hernan, Spain ++ Franzisca Barczyk, Amsterdam, Netherlands++ Gary Nicholson, United Kingdom ++ Kelly Lucy, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom ++ Dylan ++ JimmyViola, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA ++ Matthew Lazzarotto, Langley, BC, Canada ++ Iwan Sugiharto, New Zealand ++ Taylor David, Australia ++ Barrett Biggers, Orlando, Florida, USA ++ William Kusa, Berkshire, England ++ Satoboy, Salerno, Italy ++ iwillvingo ++ Bianchina, Italy ++ Charlie Putz, France ++ Martijn, France ++ Kevin Harris, USA ++ Mathias, Finland ++ Fernando, Italy ++ Erik Brandt, Minneapolis, USA ++ Simon Inman, Harrogate, United Kingdom ++ Alberto Carnero, Madrid, Spain ++ Sapiko ++ Alex Pardee, California, USA ++ Elisaveta Bejkova, Scopje, Macedonia ++ Vasilis Magoulas, Athens, Greece ++ Timothy McAuliffe, USA ++ Lucie van der Elst, Paris, France ++ Christelle Mozzati, Lyon, France ++ Barrett Biggers, Orlando, Florida, USA ++ Des Barzey, New York, USA ++ Ryan Pickard, Ford Wayne, Indiana, USA ++ Tyler Balogh, San Francisco, CA, USA ++ Francisco Paronzini, Rosario, Argentina ++ Stephane Levallois ++ Arthur Valentin ++ Naanaloca, France ++ Dino Zara, Namur, Belgium ++ Kirk Manley & Jeff Marsick, USA ++ Magomed Dovjenko ++ Nick Mann, Selah, Washington, USA ++ James Theo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ++ Craig Hebditch, United Kingdom ++ Felipe Cabral Minutti, Bauru, Brazil ++ Emilio Correa, Mexico- City, Mexico ++ Dawn Mostow, USA ++ Thierry Guetta, Los Angeles, USA ++ Irene, USA ++ Felix ip, Hong Kong, China ++ Dejan Vukelic, Belgrade, Serbia ++ Leanda ‚onelittlebird’, Greece ++ Francesca Pozzi, Italy ++ Emilio Garcia, Barcelona, Spain ++ Ana Victoria Calderón , Mexico City, Mexico ++ Luca Molnar, Hungary ++ Leo Shia, Canada ++ Japanese Red Cross ++ Norikawa ++ Marco Grimaldi, Italy ++ Sandy Bell, Caracas, Venezuela ++ Byoung Won Choi, Korea ++ Seyed Mehrdad Mousavi ++ Mohammad Hajhashemi ++ Kumud K. Kedia ++ Makiko Hastings, North Yorkshire, U.K. ++ Fernando Melo, Brazil ++ Neil Curtis, Vienna, Austria ++ erfüllbar Design, Marcel Schubert, Essen, Germany ++ Ingo Morgenroth, Berlin, Germany ++ Heike Barndt, Berlin, Germany ++ and many more...

Pictoplasma Character Walk @ Create Berlin
06.04.2011 - 10.04.2011

The Character Walk, a tour through 25 gallery exhibitions, presents character-based works by upcoming talents and established artists. A map widely distributed throughout Berlin guides through all the exhibitions, which will have their opening receptions on April 6, followed by a welcome party at .HBC.

Exhibition at CREATE BERLIN Showroom:
Works by Raymond Lemstra
6. - 10. April 2011
Vernissage
6. April 2011, 19 - 22 h


About Raymond Lemstra
In childhood, one encounters and experiences many things for the first time. Through curiosity and imagination, these moments are lifted to almost magical heights. As you get older, new impressions become more scarce and it's a rare experience to be suprised by anything. I try to bring back the sense of wonder we remember from being a child, bridging the young and mature, by creating a contained fantasy world populated by my characters.

With my work I like to refer to the illustrative nature of primitive drawings and sculptures. What I find interesting about these is the distortion as a result of selective emphasis; parts of interest are emphasized, unimportant parts reduced or left out. For characters this means they come out big headed, where focus is on the face and the body is trimmed to its essential properties. I deliberately apply this primitive logic as a method. But I don't apply it equally to all aspects of my work. Instead, I choose to use a very mature, highly laboursome technique for the execution of my work. This contrast, between the naive and sophisticated, gives the work a somewhat awkward taste. A clash of intent, simultaniously assuming simplicity and complexity, randomness and reason, flaws and perfection. The purpose of which is to inspire a sense of joy and discovery.

Mikenke für Dr. Hauschka
20.01.2011 - 21.01.2011

Fashion Week Spezial
20. - 21. Januar 2011

20. Januar
11 - 13.30 Uhr Presse-Preview
Akkreditierung bei
drescher@sieben-siebzig.de
ab 13.30 Uhr - 18 Uhr: open to public

21. Januar
11 - 18 Uhr open to public

Zur Berlin Fashion Week im Januar 2011 wird Dr.Hauschka Kosmetik in Berlin ein neues Fashion Accessoire vorstellen. Nach der Zusammenarbeit mit kaviar gauche 2008 entwirft nun das Berliner eco Fashion Label Mikenke ein limitiertes, multifunktionales Designerstück für die Naturkosmetikmarke. Das Accessoire wird ab Frühjahr 2011 in ausgewählten Department- und Conceptstores erhältlich sein, die Erlöse gehen an eines der Dr.Hauschka Förderprojekte. Mit dieser Kooperation setzt Dr.Hauschka Kosmetik sein Engagement für junge Modedesigner fort.

„Nur keene Menkene“, sagt der Berliner, wenn es ihm zu umständlich wird. Von diesem Altberliner Ausdruck leitet sich der Name Mikenke ab, dem Label von Rosa Gröszer und Tina Luther. Die beiden haben zwei wichtige Gemeinsamkeiten: eine mathematische Herangehensweise an Modedesign und einen hohen Anspruch an Nachhaltigkeit.

Die Kooperation mit Dr.Hauschka Kosmetik setzt genau hier an: Das neue Fashion Accessoire wird aus ökologisch korrektem Material bestehen, in Qualität und Verarbeitung überzeugen und zudem multifunktional sein. Wie bereits bei der von kaviar gauche entworfenen Kosmetik- und Abendtasche soll eine Brücke zwischen Mode und Kosmetik geschlagen werden. Das Ergebnis ist eine mutige Kombination aus neuartigen und traditionellen Rohstoffen, zeitlos, emanzipiert und außergewöhnlich im Design.
Das Accessoire vereint Natur mit Geometrie, Zurückhaltung mit Exklusivität.

Das Designerstück wird während der Fashionweek im Januar 2011 dem interessierten Fachpublikum vorgestellt und ist in ausgewählten Stores ab 1. März 2011 erhältlich.
Die Erlöse werden an eines der Dr.Hauschka Förderprojekte gespendet.

Raking Leaves in the Wind
29.10.2008 - 28.11.2008

“Raking Leaves in the Wind” is an exhibition by Berlin-based Canadians Julien Vallée, Eve Duhamel and Brent Wadden, featuring playful graphics, drawings, paintings, animations, and paper installations.

Julien Vallée, born in 1983, is a freelance artist and designer working in a wide range offields, such as art direction, motion graphics, print design, art installation as well as filmand design for the music industry. Since his graduation from Université du Québec à
Montréal in graphic design in 2007, his work was largely published in a variety ofgraphic books and magazines around the world. In 2008 he was awarded the YoungGuns Award of the Art Directors Club in New York.

Eve Duhamel
, born in 1982, is a visual artist from Montreal currently living and working inBerlin. Only three years out of her Bachelor in Visual and Media Arts in Université duQuébec à Montréal, she already had 3 solo exhibitions in Montreal, and have seen herwork published in books from Canada, Korea and the UK.

Brent Wadden, born in 1979, is a visual artists from Nova Scotia living and working inBerlin since 2004. He graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in2003 and since then has had solo exhibitions in Canada and Berlin as well as groupexhibitions in the UK, France, USA and China. His work has been published in various
magazines and books such has NeoGeo, published by Die Gestalten Verlag in 2007.

During the exhibition, the artists invite visitors to a creative Drawing Club in the CREATEBERLIN SHOWROOM, in order to make our dreary daily routines a bit more colourful.
Simply stop by on Saturday, November 8th, between 7 pm and 10 pm.
Bring your paper, scissors, and pens along, and get ready for lots of fun!

Bell Mag No. 2 - blue 7
06.05.2008 - 27.06.2008

Bell Vol. 2 and bell box; from May 16 - June 27, 2008 presented by CREATE BERLIN

The second issue of Bell Magazine titled “blue 7” will be released on May 5, 2008, as a limited edition collector box with contributions created especially around the theme “blue 7.” The exclusive box was created in cooperation with bell and CREATE BERLIN, the initiative for Berlin creativity and design.

In its second issue, Bell Magazine and the Bell Box focus conceptually on the "blue-seven” phenomenon." Since the 70s, it's been a known fact that when people are asked about their favourite colour and number, the majority will list the colour “blue” and the number "7." Bell Vol 2. investigates this mass cultural phenomenon of ours while simultaneously raising standards of beauty and design.

Featuring theoretical contributions as well as design and art objects, the creative contributors take on such questions of our time: Is it desirable to create art or design that appeals to a large audience? Should art and design cater to an audience or provoke them? Does one, as a designer or artist, use his or her own insight to appeal to mass taste, or does oen seek to change this taste through creativity alone?

In interpreting these questions, bell gave the artists, designers, architects and theoreticians free creative reign to explore. By itself, the title "blue 7"” compels designers to develop the creative objects and artistic contributions according to their individual visions and to take up positions in relation to their work in the interviews featured in the accompanying Bell Magazine.

The diverse nature of the box has been shaped by artists and designers and features a special musician-designed music box by FS Blumm (Morr Music), jewelry made from purple rubber by product designer Ursula Bonderer, as well as a poster created by street-artist Nomad. Designer Andrea Pößnicker has also produced for the box an extravagant currency for consumers with an affinity for design.

Addressing theoretically the theme "blue 7"” lies with Design Professor Charly Frech (founder of Next At), philosopher Jörg Schäfer and Inga Wellmann (Einstein Forum), who take up their positions on the mass phenomenon in either a very personal manner or in the form of an objective analysis.

The release of Bell Vol. 2 will also be accompanied by an exhibition at the CREATE BERLIN Showroom from May 15 - June 27, 2008. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the presentation, creative curiosity and a passion for collecting is likely to be rediscovered. During the opening celebration, artists and designers will present their ideas in person.

With "blue 7," Bell and CREATE BERLIN present an extraordinary overall concept and unparalleled critical showing of art & design!

Facts and Details
Release date and opening reception at the CREATE BERLIN Showroom | May 16.2008
Box dimensions | 26 x 18 x 9 cm
Magazine | 64 pages (optional 80 pages)
Price | 80 Euro
Edition | 500 copies

Pre-order available at:
www.bell-mag.com
www.create-berlin.de

Designers from Finland
04.04.2008 - 04.05.2008

CREATE BERLIN presents award winner designers from Finland

The Finnish Design Association presents the award-winning Finnish designers and artists from the 2007 annual Finnish Designers Exhibition.

The award-winning designers and artists of 2007 will be presented by HelsinKissBerlin in the showroom of CREATE BERLIN, the initiative for Berlin creativity and design, from April 4th – May 4th 2008, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, as well as on the weekends from noon to 6:00pm.
The Finnish Designers Exhibition ’07 opens on April 4th, 2008, at 8:00pm at CREATE BERLIN, Wallstrasse 16, 10179 Berlin. Welcome!


Graphic Designer 2007: dog design. Ilona Ilottu, Petri Samela and Eeva Sivula

Ilona Ilottu, Petri Salmela und Eeva Sivula, together known as the graphic design group dog design, have been known throughout Finland for 15 years via their work in Visual Communication. The clear and innovative lines of dog design’s work delight viewers through the outstanding quality of their various visual projects, from the stamps and book covers to the look of the Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki 2007. dog design puts emphasis on the function of their products, without ever neglecting the application of exceptional aesthetics and design as well. dog design has been a vital asset to the value and progression of Finnish design.


Fashion Designer 2007: Anna-Kaisa Huttunen

The Fashion Designer Anna-Kaisa Huttunen is back in Finland after spending several years abroad. Her specialty is the rapidly expanding field of Occupational Outfitting, with emphasis on entrepreneurs. Her projects are international, with Paris acting as her fulcrum for over ten years. Anna-Kaisa Huttunens works currently with the Finnish airline Finnair, incorporating ideas from both France and Lebanon. Huttunen also spent years teaching Fashion Design at the Esmod School in Lebanon, as well as in China. Huttunen exerts an ever-growing influence on the design scene via her unique creative techniques on both Finland and the world abroad.


Industrial Designer 2007: Matti Makkonen

When one thinks of Industrial Designer Matti Makkonen, the first thing that comes to mind is innovation. For over 30 years, he has been engaged with a plethora of exceedingly different design projects: from the tiniest pipettes, to industrial machines, to ocean liners. Not to mention the fact that the Finnish mobile phone “Mobira Cityman” bears his signature. His integrated approach stands for ergonomics and practical adaptability, and is made possibly through the unprecedented creativity and productivity of his team of engineers and colleagues. Makkonen objects are clearly identified via their durability and coherent designs. Matti Makkonen is the leading partner of Ed-Design, the Turkey-based Design Initiative.


Furniture Designer 2007: Antti Kotilainen

The Furniture Designer Antti Kotilainen has applied herself to several multifaceted projects, from complete and elaborate fixtures in public schools to arrangements in several different interior decoration projects from Formel-I-Rennstrecken. Antti Kotilainen puts special emphasis on raising the level of comfort and well-being in public places. She and her products find themselves currently engaged in a team effort with renounced firms of the furniture industry, such as Piiroinen, who has existed as an intensive contact for 7 years. Also, the firm known in professional circles as “Chip-Stuhl” reflects the clear concept design of Antti Kotilainen especially well, and is a fundamental element of her legend of achievement.


Textile Designer 2007: Niran Baibulat

Niran Baibulat’s textile design is known through a special connection to natural appearance. Through her numerous fields of application, she demonstrates pronounced flexibility. Next to her textile technology, Baibulat applies traditional methods and procedures. The creative assembly process with crochet hooks, needles, thread, and buttons is possible at all times and places. The special material assortments, joined with her original humor, are the tokens and identification of Niran Baibulas’s art.


Glass Art 2007: Lasisirkus. Alma Jantunen und Johannes Rantasalo

The glass blowers Alma Jantunen and Johannes Rantasalo work functionally as well as artistically. Their projects and work represent their wide interests as well as the breadth of their capability. The two artists devote themselves to the artistic deployment of their own measures: Jantunen with artistic objects that radiate with glowing colours, and Rantasalo with multifaceted creations, recognizable through his composed and calm humour. Yes, both take on the demand of high quality as well as a very wide spectrum of production. In 1999, Jantunen and Rantasalo named the project Lasisirkus—Finnish for Glass Circus. Lasisirkus belongs to a Nuutajärvi-team of roughly fifteen glass blowers, all of which who split the same means of production, and who sell and exhibit the objects in their own gallery. The brightly-coloured and humorous glass objects and works from Lasisirkus are worth seeing—from the conception all the way to the finished product.


Grafia is the professional association of graphic designers in Finland and was founded in 1933. Grafia has set itself to the goal of strengthening Graphic Design, and to supervise the professional, legal and economical interests of those taking part. The roughly 800 members of Grafia are active in several different disciplines of Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Marketing Communication, Digital Design, and Illustration, as well as the research and study of Graphic Design.


The association of Finnish designers Ornamo was founded in the year 1911. Ornamo is ideally and professionally anxious to convey the creations of its members. The roughly 1600 members comprise of Interior Designers, Industrial Designers, Interface Designers, Fashion and Textile Designers, and artists from the commercial art and material-oriented fields.
More Information:

The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo:
Secretary General Lena Strömberg, +358-9-68777477, +358-40-5057988, lena.stromberg@ornamo.fi
www.ornamo.fi
Grafia Association of Professional Graphic Designers in Finland:
Communications Officer Katja Ojala, katja.ojala@grafia.fi, +358-9-601942, +358-40-8473 875
www.grafia.fi

Create Berlin Showroom im Postfuhramt
31.01.2007 - 19.10.2007

The first CREATE BERLIN Showroom at Postfuhramt Berlin opened on January 31st, 2007.

January 31st to March 2nd, 2007
Martini, Meyer present examples of their creativity from the last seven years. They have worked with such clients as DaimlerChrysler, das Werk, MTV Central and Elmar Flötotto. Their projects range from Interior and Product design to Communication and New Media.



April 20 – May 8, 2007
London’s and Berlin’s first street fashion blogs come together in Berlin for the opening of an exhibition of their work titled “Catwalk takes to the Streets”. The exhibition is accompanied by a Bloggers Meetup.
Produced in partnership with No.mad Agency.
http://stilinberlin.blogspot.com
www.TheStyleScout.co.uk
www.nomadagency.biz

12. - 30. Mai 2007
dan pearlman

8. - 29. Juni 2007
Outdoor Visions
With technical innovations, visionary forms, and brand new functions for outdoor lighting, what can be done to improve the illumination of our streets, plazas, and parks? This exhibition shows conceptual design for outdoor city lighting that the students of the University of Art in Industrial Design in Winter semester 06/07 will discover.
The se’lux Design Competition is a cooperative effort between the UdK Berlin and the Semperlux AG. The supervision is carried out by Professor Holger Neumann and Guest Professor Dr. Sabine Röck.

10. - 22. Juli 2007
Behind the Fashion Label POIL stand Thomas Peupelmann and Lotta Saas. The men’s label was founded in 2005. Since then, two collections of exclusive accessories have been produced per year. The collections are compositions of individualism and timeless design, displayed through their high standards of clarity and mobility. POIL’s team puts absolute priority in their high-quality guarantee.
The current collection ‘MAN LIFTER’ is dedicated to the daring adventures of the pioneers of flight, such as Sir Francis Cody, Louis Bleriot, and Charles Hamilton.

7. September 2007
Communicate: Kotoba
screenprinted artists books from japan and germany
CREATE BERLIN presents, within the Asia-Pacific weeks, Graphic designs from Japan and Germany.
The works of artists Mugi Takei, Ikuyo Tsukiyama and Mitsugi Sato (gallery itohen, Japan), as well as the images created by their German counterparts Tiziana Jill Beck, Off und Ida Wilde (Berlin) will be showcased.
The poetical and elegant graphics are very typical for Japanese poster art, and are seen as an established platform and own medium in the graphics and design art.

2. - 19. October 2007
CREATE BERLIN presents Valentin Fastabend
The project „berlin night sights” is composed of a series of video stills which exhibit daily experiences in Germany’s capital city. Various film effects are utilized to provide the viewer with several different impressions of the same area. The artists superimpose the images into a panorama, creating almost dreamlike interpretations of otherwise routine locations. The finished result is unlike any other Berlin experience, and leaves the viewers with plenty of room for their own interpretations.
The film works with images in motion. The viewers are pulled into the world of the film; each new image replaces the last before a chance for distraction presents itself. The time one spends on each frame is dictated by the technical apertures, making certain that lingering contemplation is made impossible. The experience of the city is driven by the dreamscapes presented, while the fast-paced tempo is dictated by the film itself. The viewer has no choice but to fully commit to the experience of the piece.
The series “berlin night sights” documents the choppy makeup of the city scenery, with every minute filled with more material of brief locations. The impression left is not so much that of photography and landscapes-- this piece is not a single moment to savour—but of time spans. Therefore, the resulting city panorama gives the location a strange new aesthetic.
The artist and filmmaker Valentin Fastabend was born in 1972 in Detmold/Westfalen. Since the mid-1990s, he has lived and worked in Berlin. After having studied Film Studies and Philosophy, he currently works as a director and digital artist for feature films and advertisements. Since 2004 he has presented his work in several galleries throughout Berlin.