Crystal City Mind

published in: Art, Photography By Costas Voyatzis, 09 September 2008

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location: Alexander platz

Crystal City Mind from COORDINATION and DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE make guest appearance in London. Crystal City Mind is a multi-faceted design object made from high polished high grade steel and matte black surfaces. During the course of this summer CCOORDINATION and DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE toured the Berlin inner city with the sizable object, capturing impressions along the former Berlin wall. The images developed there by show how rapidly Berlin has evolved in the last 20 years, as living old and new congregate.

location: Bernauer_street

location: Central Station

Charged with impressions of Berlin, Crystal City Mind will now travel the world with London as it’s first stop, radiating these impressions to the cities environment. Crystal City Mind communicates a message from Europe’s most demanded city and in addition takes into consideration and mixed past and present. With this, the cooperative venture of COORDINATION and DIEPHOTODESINGER.DE is symbolic for that which makes the Berlin Design scene so unique: the breaks and edges, the interlacing of giving and taking, the old and new, snazzy, charming but incomplete and the desire to constantly change to a different perspective.

COORDINATION and DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE have been working together for several years. Their work methods compliment one another in various aspects.

The 3D-Design studio COORDINATION was founged in 2004 by Jochen Gringmuth (b. 1969), Flip Sellin (b. 1970), and Tilman Thürmer (b. 1972). With proficient vision, they design space, objects and brand interiors in Japan, Kazakhstan, China, and Europe in it’s entirety. The team delivers the idea, that make the product range richer, the exhibit appealing and the apartment personalized. Clients such as, Nike, Falke, Koziol, Nintendo and the office of the German Federal Chancellor, appreciate this merging of reduction, elegance and complexity. The design object CHERRIE was nominated in last yearr for the German Design Prize.

location: Checkpoint Charlie

location: Dreilinden

location: Eastside Gallery

location: Glienicker Bridge

Perfection and sensitivity characterize the function of DIEPHOTODESIGNER.DE. Ken Schuchtmann and Dirk Dähmlow (both b. 1970), who have since 2001 specialized in architecture and design. Not only do they illustrate, but penetrate into their motives. From a long analogue and digital process emerges light and color which bestow upon their images an unusually deep plasticity. Some say they stage design like others photograph fashion. Internationally active architects and clients such as, Plajer Franz, Plasmastudio, BMW, VW, Puma, and Samsung have acknowledged them for years. Their work runs clear across the range of Design and Lifestyle press. Thus in the past years innumerable images for Wallpaper, AD, Vogue, Frame and several other magazines have arisen.

Crystal City Mind is part of the Design Exhibition Create Berlin goes London, taking place from 18-21.09.08 in the Dray Walk Gallery / Truman Brewery in context of the Designfestival TENT.

Berlin’s best designers rock the London Design week.

After Milan, Tokyo, Moskow, Paris, New York, and Shanghai, the Berlin design network CREATE BERLIN will be guests this year in London. Double teams from design, fashion, media design and photgraphy have organized a unique experience to make the Berlin design scene known in foreign countries. 20 selected teams from a highly prestigious jury, will be presenting during the London Design Week from 18-21.09.08, their intelligent and amusing ideas themed, “Citizens of Berlin, 20 years of creativity.

location: Olocaust Memorial

location: Palast der Republik

location: Paul Loebe

location: Potsdamer Platz

location: Randenburg Gate

For more information:
www.coordination-berlin.com

www.diephotodesigner.de
www.create-berlin.de
www.londondesignfestival.com
www.tentlondon.co.uk

sources:

COORDINATION

many thanks to the designer Flip Sellin of COORDINATION

  • friend
    theocharis | 2008-09-11 07:51:39

    this guy is very good! i am glad that i have meet him they have done The Phone House in colonge, it doesnt exist anymore, it was something like temporaly desing for some months... low budget concept... the new store in the same position its ..ok... sorry flip... but the old one is terrific!!! maybe he can give you some pictures...

  • friend
    Amelie - Photostock Expert | 2008-11-10 11:21:45

    hi! nice photos, but to my mind all these metal things look too much unnatural... nowaday with our ecological problems we need more trees and flowers, or at least fountains ...

  • friend
    taN | 2008-11-14 19:06:32

    Hi im from thailand all the photo to i see that ,it vary vary nice everyone

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