Art Meets Hospitality: Design Hotels™ Exhibits At The DMY International Design Festival Berlin 2009
The Design Hotels™ exhibition communicates a simple but essential core message: the human actor as the essence of its brand. All member hotels were created by Originals who are passionate, authentic individuals and as unique as the properties they brought to life.
The exhibition features 10 film portraits of selected “Originals,” giving spectators an up-close and personal look at the creative minds behind the hotels. Each film is displayed on a “3POD” stand designed by Maginwulf Studios. Design Hotels™ commissioned creative director Thies Wulf to create the entire hardware of the exhibition. The brief was simple but tricky: all the exhibition gear had to fit in only two suitcases, making travelling around the world a breeze. Wulf created an extremely compact installation made of ultra light carbon. He will also be responsible for setting up the Made by Originals exhibition in a one thousand-square foot gallery space at this year’s DMY Allstars event taking place in the IMA Design Village in Berlin.
DMY 2009 | “Same same, but different,” the slogan of this year’s festival, does not only mark a general principle of design but also applies to the festival itself. Its participants are selected amongst the numerous applicants by recommendation of an international admission jury that consists of international designers who have chosen Berlin as their work and living place. Among them: Jurgen Bey (concept design), BLESS (fashion design), Jürgen Mayer H. (architecture/design), Jerszy Seymour (product & concept design) und Kyoka (sound design).
For the first time in the six-year-history of the DMY, the exhibitions will not only focus on innovative and experimental design of the up-and-coming generation (DMY Youngsters), but also present a second main exhibition called DMY Allstars that will serve as a platform for international design festivals, professional designers and established design brands such as Design Hotels™.
ABOUT DESIGN HOTELS™ | Design Hotels™, a global hospitality company, brings under its umbrella over 175 independently owned, design-driven properties in more than 40 countries around the globe. Member hotels benefit from customized services ranging from global sales representation and reservations, to revenue & distribution management; from strategic marketing and public relations to branding; therefore receiving the exposure they need around the world while maintaining their individual identity. Conceived in 1993 by Claus Sendlinger, then a travel agent, and today its hands-on president and CEO, Design Hotels™ has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Barcelona, New York, Singapore, Bali, Tokyo and Perth.
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