ARTIST - DESIGNER MAKER SINCE 2016
Beside my work as a freelance designer for exclusive furniture labels, I had the dream to create a small own collection of unique pieces and limited editions. It should be very special, fare away from industrial design. I love creative, smart, well-conceived and sensitive designed industrial products, but I was looking for an additional strong value. I wanted to create objects which gives a home a highlight, with a very strong soul and identity.
One day in an antique shop, during the winter in 2012, I understood vases not as products but as forms you can play with.... as segments of a sculpture..... Fascinated from this idea of repurposing, I bought about 200 vases in the next weeks. This was the starting point of an unique experiment which brought me on the way to the first extraordinary series, the "small tables". The first presentation was 2016 in Berlin at the DMY - international design festival. In the meantime the "small mirrors" became a part of the collection. Today I have a collection of about 2000 vases and bowls which helps me to create works on a high level.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER SINCE 2002
The sofa "movie" for the swiss brand "Interprofil" (today: ip design - jab anstoetz) was my breakthrough to the premium furniture world. The "B flat" for the dutch brand Leolux, is an award winning design classic, successful for 14 years now. For many years I was permitted and very happy to work for several very good brands.
To be established is positive but it is as well negative, in a way. After the birth of my twins I grabbed the chance to make a longer timeout, using to reflect and develop new visions for my work. At this time I was remembered to my dream of a small own collection which is my most important task now. In the future my industrial design will be influenced by my work as a designer maker.
2006: Nominated for the Interior Innovation Award Cologne / 2007: RED DOT design award winner, Design Zentrum
Nordrhein-Westfalen / 2009: Nominated for the Interior Innovation Award Cologne / 2010: Nominated for the Interior Innovation Award Cologne / 2016: DMY - international design festival - jury selection award 2016
Frequent product representations at the following fairs:
Imm Cologne, Germany / Salon de Mobile Milan, Italy / Designers` Saturday Langenthal, Switzerland / Woonbeurs Amsterdam, Netherlands / Vienna Design Week, Austria / Kortrijk Xpo, Belgium / DMY Berlin, Germany (only 2016)
PUBLICATIONS IN MAGAZINES
Numerous publications in furniture and design magazines, newspapers, online blogs and magazines.
PUBLICATIONS IN BOOKS
Annual 2002: md - International magazine of design ("Movie" for Interprofil - ip-design - Jab Anstoetz) / 2005: Möbeldesign Deutschland - Die Klassiker (The Classics) (Dumont) ("Chess" for Egoform - Dieter Knoll) / Annual 2007: md - International magazine of design ("B flat" for Leolux) / Annual 2007/2008: RED DOT ("B flat" for Leolux) / 2008: Möbeldesign Deutschland - Die Klassiker (The Classics) (Dumont) ("Chess" for Egoform - Dieter Knoll) / 2015: 40 Berliners - Michael Wickham
1986 - 1989: Internships and jobs as cabinet maker, metal worker, in furniture studios and in architects studios /
1990 - 1995: Study of interior design and design at Hochschule RheinMain - University of Applied Sciences.
Graduation as interior designer and designer, dipl.-ing / 1995 - 2002: Freelance interior designer, furniture maker and designer under the name of Andreas Reichert / 2005 - 2006: Lectureship for the design projects at University of Applied Sciences - Hochschule RheinMain / 2002 - 2010 Freelance designer (industrial design) / 2010: Authorisation of my artist name ANDREAS BERLIN / Since 2010: Freelance as Andreas Berlin in the domains industrial design, interior and installation / 2013 - 2014: Timeout as designer - time to experiment in the fields of design and art / 2016: Start of my designer-maker collection "ANDREAS BERLIN"