For 10 years now, the directors’ house has been showing the very best of applied arts: unique pieces, small series […]
»Furnishing Utopia« is opening up a dialogue between designers and viewers intended to transcend the Shaker aesthetics, whose designing ideas had a strong influence on the world exhibitions since the 19th century.
Guest curator Teodora Kotseva invites leading international designers to the Direktorenhaus to discuss the big and small issues of contemporary design.
A collection of map-like meditations surveying unfamiliar forms of urbanism – “Labyrinths” a solo exhibition of Benjamin Sack at the Direktorenhaus.
The Johanssen Gallery and Direktorenhaus is pleased to present Still Blue Skies, a solo exhibition by San Francisco based artist Casey Gray.
The Direktorenhaus with its exhibition spaces and workshops acts as a transit zone for artistic craftworkers, designers and manufactories. Here “craftsmanship”, the exercising of manual skills, is being taken further. The Direktorenhaus projects alternate between design experiments, new materials, future designs for society and the art of design.
The faculty of design of HAWK invites you to the opening of their showroom in Berlin. For the first time the “Projector” will be shown in the new created showroom – as guest participants at the design show the students and alumnis in the areas like advertising and branding design, digital media, colour and graphical design, interior, lighting as well as metal and product design will be represented with their best works.
Matt Phillips (born 1979) has shown his paintings and drawings in Europe, Israel, and the United States.
The combination of different illustrative techniques is what defines this British artist´s works. He connects photography and painting, edits photography and collages in Photoshop and mixes different media.
Cristóbal Schmal creates picturesque stories that appear unforced, funny and somewhat strange at the same time.
Opheim navigates the unruly thicket of themes blending childhood with adulthood – concepts that we ordinarily prefer to keep separate – to unsettling effects.
Graphic designer Anton Hjertstedt creates the kind of unexpected work we dream of finding.
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Lauren Brevner grew up in a mixed heritage family rich with culture and inspiration.
Max Guther is currently studying at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences doing a BA in graphic design.
Peter Diamond is an illustrator based in Vienna, Austria. He works primarily in editorial illustration with clients in Europe and North America, notable among them The New York Times, The National Post, Plansponsor , Wired UK, and The Progressive.
Nico Klein-Allermann loves people, characacters, moments, and authentic feelings. He cherishes situations that stand out from everyday life. Nico possesses a rare ability to capture moments of vulnerability, all the while leaving the atmosphere and spirit of the moment unaltered and thereby authentic.
Insights into the Australian identity presented by a selection of contemporary photographs.
Benjamin Courtault´s illustrations tell stories of discovery and travel: his figures embark on a journey of exploration discovering at times psychedelic and then again plane and two-dimensional worlds.
French artist Albane Simons challenges ideas of a linear notion of time: in her works, memories of the past interfere with visions of the future, laws of nature are being picked apart and nightmare-like architecture unsettles the gaze.
At first, Sonja Danowski´s works seem nostalgic, as if they derived from personal memories fading over time.
During his visual arts studies the Spaniard Valero Doval started to experiment with collages.
Steven Tabbutt´s works depict celebrities as much as monsters or folkloristic figures.
Merging colours form petals and strong brush strokes create branches weltering in the wind.
Dean Reynold´s pictures appear palpable at first, but in a mysterious way, slip one´s mind after all.
Apart from finding and photographing the right moments and places Michel Lamoller is challenged by the right balance in ‘melting’ the figures with the environment, to make it subtle and intense at the same time.
Oswalt seeks to juxtapose spontaneity with restraint, dynamic with static, until reaching a harmonious form, largely worked over, yet clear in its intention to never show it.
As a child, Mullen was fascinated by constructed space. This fascination, in combination with Lego, became the playground for his imagination.
Melissa Loop uses her travels as a subject to explore notions of how we form assumptions about authenticity, place, and spirituality through our explorations and ill-informed ideas of other cultures.
In a world now saturated with the “Hi-Tech”, Ferris McGuinty’s work instead subverts this approach, and calls upon the use of humble materials like stone, wire or wood.
Design isn´t self-contained materiality – it is cosmos.
Céline Lachkars works invites you to listen to your own inner, glowing vibration.
As a response to Neruda’s romantic prose, Dineen makes lyrical paintings depicting themes of secrecy, love, and darkness.
Moved by her love for impressionism and nature, Carolina’s work grows in productivity and size, as she goes into a deep exploration in the use of papers as painting.
The Handmade-Worldtour is warmly welcoming to Tianjin.
The contemporary portrait painter Essam Marouf succeeds in lending character and face to his protagonists, without de nitively and exhaustively de ning their roles.
Adrian Kay Wong’s paintings offer intimate depictions of adolescence, balancing his own sentimentalities that settle between nostalgia and estrangement.
With a primary focus on still life painting, Gray regularly uses historical tropes and frameworks as a point of departure for simultaneous bodies of work.
Goolsby’s work is a free flowing balance between variations in art constructing and can never be categorizes into one style.
The large-scale oil paintings by Alex Gross refer to modern invasions of private space.
At first impression, Mark Bryan’s surreal and whimsical work seems just for fun but usually contains underlying symbolic comment about life in these times and human nature in general.
Reid creates emotionally charged works that confront the viewer with their primal, abstract imagery and sumptuous colour.
In May the Direktorenhaus, as the representative of the German manufactory work, will make a guest appearance at the imposing Grand Palais in Paris.
Katerina Belkina propels the characteristics of the Neo-Renaissance into the centre of topical issues.
The finest German manufactory products.
Stefan Berg explores the identity of craftsmanship.
Nikolai Nikogosian, at the age of almost 100 years, counts as one of the most important Russian sculptors and painters.
German craft and design are visiting Chinas City of Design.
A stage for scurrilous compositions, graphical studies & trenchant collages.
The ambitious poster art project »Anschlag Berlin – Zeitgeistmedium Plakat« will be exhibited at the Direktorenhaus.
Classy jade meets Traditional craft at the glamorous Venetian Macao Hotel.
Annually the Illustrative devotes itself to an under-represented art genre.
German craft and design objects are travelling from Moscow to the Middle Kingdom.
When proletariat and luxury collide with each other, German design acts as medium.
The “Handmade in Germany World Tour” has reached its first destination in St. Petersburg.
How is, becomes and morphs man at the interface between analog and digital?
Direktorenhaus is pleased to present new works by Tal Granot.
Direktorenhaus is pleased to present new works by 9 designers.
Gustav Weiss’ life and work lead to the boundaries of ceramic art.
Martina Mrongovius creates holograms that tell stories about urbanity and absurdity.
Papercraft, book art and painting – illustration connects art and life.
Six young, international design studios are discovering the emotionalism behind design.
Danthony ascribes new experimental meanings to expression and dialog.
The fragmented works by Thomas Kuhlenbeck open up the dynamics of a woman’s body.
Swede Jan Lambert Kruse molds fine reminiscences of natural phenomenon.
German manufactories and design labels lay the foundations for a world tour.
Lorenzinis drawings knot a reciprocal net of seriousness and humor.
‘Our design aims to be just nice’ – Daniel Emma stands for design in detail.
Helsinki-Berlin – The Direktorenhaus presents design and illustration from Finland.
Wasistdas? The Alessi Museum provides insight of the practice of Italian Design Factory.
The Berlin Taste Festival is looking for the design processes in culinary delights.
Alexander Pelikan puts himself at the boundaries of automatically reproduction.
This Europe-wide first show of Lauren Coleman presents hand-crafted terrariums.
Jenny Lee blurs the boundaries between real and virtual.
Breaking the Mould brings together innovation and tradition in form of Murano-Glas-Objekten.
The furniture by Valentin Loellmann combines classic elements with organic shapes.
The works of both artists seem to merge into one Werk.
If art and design collaborate there is Graphic Detour – this exhibition shows 8 of this collaborations.
“Down by the river” is the second solo exhibition in Berlin of LA based artist Erik Mark Sandberg.
Direktorenhaus presents the new show of 4 young textile designers: The 5th Element.
Lutz Könecke focuses his research in the assembly of two or more parts into a vessel.
Benjamin Hubert exercises a materials driven design approach.
Daniel Becker presents two ideas for shelving systems, which originated in a close aesthetic relationship to his latest lighting designs.
For the first time in Berlin, David des Moutis presented his new series Plant, which shows his light elegance combining massive stones with wooden elements.
The Direktorenhaus presents ‘Unter Tage’ the new solo exhibition from Tina Winkhaus.
Peter Nencini befasst sich mit Bausätzen, dem Raum zwischen Bildern und Wörtern, Make-Do-Modernismus und lokalen Universen.