For us there are many highlights to the (smow) design year, Milan, London, Brussels, Copenhagen…. and of course DMY Berlin.
DMY Berlin isn’t the biggest design fair, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. And for 2010 the organisers have not only found a new location; but also a new jury structure.
Rather than the normal “rotating heads jury” DMY Berlin now features a UN Security Council approach with 3 permanent members and 2 rotating.
The three permanent members will preside over the jury for the next three years, a decision which in our minds can only improve the quality of their decisions and so the standing and importance of DMY Berlin.
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The first three permanent jury members are Werner Aisslinger (Designer, Studio Aisslinger), Jurgen Bey (Designer, Studio Makkink& Bey) and Jerszy Seymour (Designer, Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop), and they will be joined in 2010 by Hella Jongerius (Designer, Jongeriuslab) and – in all probability – Alfredo Häberli (Designer, Alfredo Häberli Design Development Zurich).
Now we know Ms Jongerius was there last year because we spied her quietly perusing the DMY Youngsters exhibition.
And so for those of you wanting to be part of the competition, and potentially impress Hella Jongerius and the other judges: The final deadline for entries is March 10th
Full details can be found here