22nd Zeughausmesse in Berlin

From the 6th to the 9th of December, around 90 designers will be presenting exquisite handicrafts and authentic design.

The Zeughausmesse showcases contemporary applied arts in Berlin. Circa 90 handpicked exhibitors present and sell their objects. The participating workshops offer a broad spectrum ranging from artistically designed jewelry and silversmith’s wares, through unconventional textiles, accessories and ceramic artworks, to inspiring glass or wooden objects. The exhibition’s venue is an architectonic highlight: the roofed Zeughaushof in the German Historical Museum. Designed by the architect I. M. Pei, this glass and steel construction spans an area of 1,600 square meters.

With its scheduling from December 6 to 9, 2018, the upcoming fair not only appeals to aficionados and collectors, but to everyone who’s looking for unique Christmas gifts. Purchasers at the Zeughausmesse acquire art objects and utilitarian items that preserve their value for generations. Unlike many products in today’s globalized world, these artifacts are never the results of exploitation and the striving for profits, but are predominantly handmade by highly qualified designers.

Four exhibitors will be honored with awards at the Zeughausmesse for the Applied Arts. The prizes will be conferred at the official opening of the fair. The Berliner Volksbank sponsors the awards, which range in value from 500 to 1,300 euros. The sales exhibit is organized by the Berufsverband Angewandte Kunst Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. in collaboration with the German Historical Museum. The admission ticket, which costs 8 euros, also entitles its holder to view the permanent exhibition of the German Historical Museum and the current special exhibits.

muellerschmidt, Zeughausmesse

muellerschmidt, Seesack 005. Vegetable tanned cattle leather. www.muellerschmidt.com

Hedwig Bollhagen Werkstätten, Zeughausmesse

Hedwig Bollhagen Werkstätten, Flask 539, 1930s. Ceramics, Sgraffito technique, handmade. www.hedwig-bollhagen.de

Elke Hirsch, Zeughausmesse

Elke Hirsch, bowl Unique. Ash, turned, black stained, oiled, lacquered.  www.hirsch-woodenheart.com

Sibylle Umlauf, Zeughausmesse

Sibylle Umlauf, necklaces Einäuglein and Sonnenfinsternis. Iron, gold, tourmaline and iron, gold, hermatite. www.sibylleumlauf.de

Lars Kanter, Zeughausmesse

Lars Kanter, Table lamp. Hand-turned porcelain, brass, oak. www.larskanter-design.com

  • Deutsches Historisches Museum
    Schlüterhof im Zeughaus
    Unter den Linden 2
    10117 Berlin
  • 6th December 3pm – 6pm
    7th December 10am – 6pm
    8th December 10am – 9pm
    9th December 10am – 6pm
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