What is INSIDE?


One of the most important fixtures in the global design calendar, interior designers and architects will come together from around the world to learn, connect and share ideas. This year's Festival will be held at the Arena Berlin, Germany on the 16 - 18 November.

Over three inspiration-filled days INSIDE shines a spotlight on the people, projects and developments that are changing the face of global interiors. At the festival there is an array of creativity and design excellence that will totally refresh your design outlook including:

The Talks

Be inspired by some of the most influential and innovative architects voices shaping the global architectural profession today. The Festival's industry-shaping talks and thought-defining speakers, will deliberate today's big questions and define the way you work tomorrow. Expert talks and installations by the greatest names in design will make Inside unmissable; a buzzing hub of creative thought and mutual inspiration. 

The Gallery

Experience the breadth of international design excellence in the INSIDE Festival Gallery. All finalist submissions are displayed in the gallery so you can review today’s most accomplished projects from around the globe at your leisure. See which crits you want to watch or find out more details of projects that sparked your interest.

The Exhibition

The Festival Hall is the hub location of INSIDE where you can network and engage face-to-face with leading suppliers and manufacturers from around the world. Exclusive installations and product showcases enable you to experience the latest in product design. Festival Hall Stage talks are where you can receive updates on working globally, cutting-edge technology and innovative materials.

The INSIDE Awards

At Inside’s heart is a global awards programme, which will be judged by more than 20 distinguished designers and editors from around the world. Finalists that are shortlisted across nine categories will present their project in person to international judging panels. The category winners will then go head-to-head before our super jury. In a hard fought-over battle, one practice will win the ultimate accolade of World Interior of the Year.

The Parties

INSIDE has a host of parties, receptions and dinners in some of Berlin's hottest design destinations so you can celebrate and socialise in style! Network with the INSIDE community - architects, clients, judges, sponsors and the world's design media.

The INSIDE track on Berlin

Experience Berlin through the eyes of local designers in exclusive architect and designer-led city tour and site visits. Get away from the guidebook routes and see the hidden gems that make the city what it is. Make new connections with a truly unique experience only at INSIDE.

The Networking

INSIDE is the annual meeting point for international designer, clients, suppliers and the press. Be inspired by interior’s leading lights and the community as a whole. By seeing projects from around the globe, and hearing from the designers themselves, you will find new inspiration to tackle today's design challenges. Meet, share, collaborate and stay in touch using online portals on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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