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BERLIN DESIGN WEEK 2021 & OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS 2021

The theme of BERLIN DESIGN WEEK 2021 is „NEW TRADITIONS“. Designers, design studios, design collectives, design labels, companies, agencies and institutions can register for participation. From May 27th—June 6th, the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK 2021 will host a hybrid program including exhibitions, showrooms, workshops and OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS (June 3rd—4th). With cautious optimism we are preparing for an event with less restrictions. Anyway, the extensive program will be presented live and online to reach a far public. We are currently developing new concepts for an interactive get-together in persona and online.

We are going into extension:

Designers, design studios, design collectives, design labels, companies, agencies and institutions can now register until 30.04.21 to participate.

How does it work? By submitting the following form, you register as a participant with a unique entry for BERLIN DESIGN WEEK 2021 from May 27th—June 6th or the OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS 2021 June 3rd—4th as part of the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK. This registration is binding. After confirmation by BERLIN DESIGN WEEK you will receive LOGIN DATA to upload further details about your participation:

During the upload process, you have the option to save and exit the form as often as you would like in order to complete it at a later time.

Please Note: once you have sent the completed registration form, only the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK Team will be able to make changes to the information you have submitted and the information published in the program. The fee to make changes to this information is EUR 100.

The detailed information about your event that you submit using this form will be posted directly to the schedule on the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK website and included in the digital and print maps. BERLIN DESIGN WEEK will not review this information.

You can create up to five events by clicking “Add Another Event”. Every event will automatically be assigned the same location, the same applicant, and the billing address of the applicant. There are no additional costs.

If you would like to create events at different locations, you must fill out a separate registration form for each event. These will be invoiced additionally.

You will receive a response from the selection committee within 4 weeks of submitting your project.

We are not a trade fair in the usual sense, but a festival with programs taking place throughout Berlin. There are several ways to find a suitable location, please check visitBerlin and go pop up.

Submitted projects will be judged and chosen in terms of:

  • the way in which the proposals are representative of new and relevant tendencies and strategies in design and the theme of the current BERLIN DESIGN WEEK
  • its social, ethical and sustainable relevance and critical mass
  • to what extent the project is well thought out and ready for presentation
  • its innovative approach


  • The BERLIN DESIGN WEEK comittee encourages cooperations between designers, educational institutions, research institutions and the industry. Global collaborative projects are also welcome.

    After your participation has been confirmed by the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK TEAM, the following costs will be due:

    BERLIN DESIGN WEEK 2021

    Designers, design studios, design collectives, design labels, companies, agencies

  • 10 or less employes € 700 plus VAT
  • 11 to 50 employes € 1,400 plus VAT
  • more than 50 employes € 3,000 plus VAT

  • cultural institutions, educational institutions and knowledge intitutions, research labs
  • € 1,400 plus VAT

  • You can create up to five events between May 27th and June 6th by clicking “Add Another Event”. Every event will automatically be assigned the same location, the same applicant, and the billing address of the applicant. There are no additional costs.

    OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS 2021

    Designers, design studios, design collectives, design labels, companies, agencies

  • 10 or less employes € 150 plus VAT
  • 11 to 50 employes € 300 plus VAT
  • more than 50 employes € 500 plus VAT

  • cultural institutions, educational institutions and knowledge intitutions, research labs
  • € 300 plus VAT

  • You can create one event on June 3rd and/or June 4th.

    for all matters concerning the event

    Please present your event idea, including the following information: - topic - design field - event format (e.g. exhibition, presentation, talk, installation, pop-up etc.) - in case of an exhibition or talk, name participating designers and speakers - if available: name and address of event location - date/s

    Please present the event you would like to present at OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS

    Please upload 1 to max. 3 images illustrating your contribution idea.

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    If you have any questions about the application process or form, please get in touch: application@berlindesignweek.com.