10 years of Direktorenhaus

In 2020, Direk­toren­haus will cele­brate its 10th anniver­sary. In April 2020 this anniver­sary will be cele­brated in the house together with artists, part­ners and friends. Since 2010, it is as an art space in Berlin a connec­tion between applied art, design and contem­po­rary art.

In 2020, Direk­toren­haus will cele­brate its 10th anniver­sary. In April 2020 this anniver­sary will be cele­brated in the house together with artists, part­ners and friends. Since 2010 as an exhi­bi­tion house in Berlin a connec­tion between applied art, design and contem­po­rary art.

Exhi­bi­tion at Direk­toren­haus

In the early years the exhi­bi­tions of illus­tra­tion and painting still predom­i­nated, but since 2012 the presen­ta­tion of hand­i­crafts, manu­fac­to­ries and hand­i­craft collector’s items has become more impor­tant. The director’s house was founded by Pascal Johanssen and Katja Kleiss. The building was part of the Old Mint, the former mint at Werder­schen Markt. In the Second World War, during the bombing of Berlin, the under­ground vaults were used to store trea­sures from the Berlin museums.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the house stood empty for years and was visibly decaying. Pascal Johanssen and Katja Kleiss repaired large parts of the house with their own means and saved it from decay. When the house was occu­pied, it resem­bled a ruin.

To this day, Direk­toren­haus is a private cultural insti­tu­tion in Berlin that, supported by the German Craft Council, presents a combi­na­tion of applied art, design and contem­po­rary art. The focus of the exhi­bi­tions is always on the notice­ably increased impor­tance of design and aesthetics in contem­po­rary life. Thus, the program revolves around current phenomena of design and consciously includes the border areas to archi­tec­ture, art, and crafts­man­ship.

Soirée at Direk­toren­haus

In the past, the exhi­bi­tions followed a “galleristic” prin­ciple: there were 4–5 tempo­rary exhi­bi­tions per year, showing high-priced unique pieces, which were acces­sible to a small circle of inter­ested people. From May 2019 this will change: with an addi­tional newly created exhi­bi­tion area, the Director’s House will perma­nently display and open up hand­i­craft prod­ucts, unique designs and manu­fac­tured prod­ucts on four floors.

Bar

From autumn 2018, Direk­toren­haus will be presenting over 1,000 hand­crafted objects and manu­fac­tured prod­ucts under one roof — right across the areas of glass, porce­lain and ceramics, jewellery, metal, textiles, paper and furni­ture. All creations were hand­made by renowned German and inter­na­tional artists and work­shops. The Direk­toren­haus thus brings together unique editions that are hardly to be found on the market.

Am Krögel 2
10179 Berlin
Open: Monday — Friday 12 — 19 Uhr
More Information:
www.direktorenhaus.com