Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport has found a new lease of life as a prime festival location. Imposing in its own right, the expansive airport’s towering architecture provided the perfect backdrop for the DMY International Design Festival Berlin, celebrating its tenth anniversary between June 6th and 10th this year. Spread out across more than 20,000 square metres and four hangars, 700 international designers and universities used this chance to showcase their new products, prototypes and innovative concepts. Fast-forward a decade from DMY’s humble beginnings and what started out as a small, decentralised festival for young and local Berlin designers has become a globally renowned design festival – a welcome set and stage for the debut collections of outstanding graduates from major international design colleges, but also a key presentation platform for established designers wishing to promote their varied concepts and research projects.
Mercedes-Benz, too, appreciated the festival’s intent and vision to create an international point of call for trendsetting design. Making its festival debut, the new Concept Style Coupé received its artistic finishing touches from tape art duo TAPE OVER who placed the stunning vehicle in a geometry-inspired installation.