- Zeughausmesse, Foto: Theresa Gräfe
Zeughausmesse | Decorative Arts Fair
Berlin's Zeughausmesse for Decorative Arts and Design has been taking place since December 2004. Within a very short time thanks to the high standard of quality the Zeughausmesse has established itself as one of the leading fairs for contemporary art for everyday use. Some 85 artists chosen by a panel of judges, provide a quality-oriented presentation of their products for sale and the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the artists. During the Zeughausmesse three female and male artists respectively are honoured for their exceptional achievements with the 'Berlin Volksbank Prize for Decorative Art’. In 2012 the Competition ‘Ingenious Creation’ will be held for the first time. The Berlin Zeughausmesse is organised by the Berufsverband Angewandte Kunst (Professional Association for Applied Art) Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. . The Schlüterhof of the 'Deutsche Historische Museum' provides a perfect ambience for this fair.
In our contemporary era of soulless industrial product uniformity, the Zeughausmesse has made it its mission to sharpen people's senses with respect to the beauty and special quality of fine objects of daily use, as well as jewellery, which are manufactured on the basis of traditional craftsmanship with distinctive artistic characteristics.