Specials from the world of blickfang


This year our workshop took place in Domaine de Boisbuchet France with Sebastian Wrong, former Creative Director of Established & Sons, Marcus Fairs, Editor in Chief of dezeen and Hansjerg Meier-Aichen, founder of the brand Authentics as our main hosts. Watch the video to learn more about thís years participants and their products.


blickfangdesignworkshop enabled by MINI


Within the annual blickfangdesignworkshop enabled by MINI young designers get together and network with driving forces of the international design industry to refine their products, help to overcome their daily challenges and to further their career and their point of view!


The product contest, part of the blickfang Workshop, was managed by Eva Steidl for the blickfang partner and multi-channel retailer MAGAZIN. She chose the most promising products and will follow their realization together with the development team from MAGAZIN. “I experienced two intensive days, which led to many interesting insights. One thing I have learnt is finding the essence of my work and also developing the courage to be different,” Kristina Kjær, Danish product designer and workshop participant, summed up.


The Video of this years blickfang Designworkshop!


Ten young designers had the unique possibility to take part within this years blickfang designworkshop in Copenhagen in June presented by MINI. The designers were selected from a number of applicants to engage in exchange with established colleagues and experts, to receive advice and to develop further the prototypes or unfinished designs they had brought with them. Along with Jaime Hayon, our new blickfang Curator of the Year, the Munich jewellery designer and last year’s curator Saskia Diez and Marcus Fairs, founder of the online design magazine Dezeen, were there to answer questions.


"I am really glad that I got the opportunity to be part of the workshop - I definately learned a lot and got a lot to think about", says the young danish interior designer Kristina Kjaer Hansen. Watch out for the video of the workshop on Dezeen.com


This years blickfang Designworkshop took place in Copenhagen!


blickfang would like to thank its curators Jaime Hayón, Saskia Diez, Marcus Fairs and Eva Steidl. We had a wonderful and very intense time in Copenhagen. 9 up and coming designers from Germany and Denmark had the unique possibility to present their products to the curators, to disuss ideas and to exchange their experiences referring to their life as entrepreneurs. The main advice of Jaime Hayón, blickfang Curator of the Year 2012 was, to stay unique and distinctive. "Dont copy anybody. Find your DNA and develope your very own competence".



Apply for the blickfang designworkshop 2012


The blickfang designworkshop goes into its third round! Apply for the 3 days workshop in Copenhagen hosted by the extraordinary and amazing design shootingstar Jaime Hayón! We are looking forward to working with young and up and coming designers to learn more about their daily challenges, to talk about their careers, their visions and of course to work on their products! The workshop will be co-hosted by blickfang Curators of the Year 2011 Stefan Diez, Saskia Diez and Marcus Fairs from Dezeen.com. For more information please have a look at last years workshop video produced by dezeen or contact astrid.paulus@blickfang.com


We got introduced to 8 young labels, who stand at totally different stages within their carriers. All driven by passion and their extraordinary talent! But all designers have to face the same challenges in their daily life, that was very clear already at the first day of the workshop. It was very interesting to hear about the personal experiences of successful designers with an international reputation but at the end everybody could benefit from eachother. We are looking forward to the next workshop, which will take place in Copenhagen in June 2012!


Exchange ideas, discuss and learn within the blickfang design workshop!


How amazing was the blickfang design workshop in Vienna at the Museum of Contemporary Art & Design! We are very proud of this distinguished Board of Curators this year Stefan Diez and Saskia Diez supported by our Co-Hosts Stephen Burks, Marcus Fairs and Eva Steidl, working for the German retailer MAGAZIN. But what excited us the most was the personal engagement, the extraordinary quality and the passion of the participating designers.

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