Andreas Neubert & Jan Hartmann, founders of Designers Open
I spend 10 days in Leipzig because Miriam Hartwig and me were invited to host this year’s Designers Open dinner for all the participants. We did a Polish dinner called ‘Kolacja’ for about 220 people on Friday and used the last 2 days to sell everything from the event in our ‘Polski supermarket’.
Tomorrow I will leave the city and go back to Maastricht. It is probably the first time that I didn’t have time to have a proper look at all the exhibited design. Today I finally had some spare minutes but when I walked upstairs to the Hotel de Pologne, I just watched how people pack their projects. Next year I will be back and be on time!
Next to being the host of the dinner, I was also asked to become a member of the jury of the MDR Trend cafe design award. I choose ‘R2B2‘ by Christoph Thetard. The German designer came up with the idea to reduce private electric waste production. Nice design and good thinking.