5th Design Börse Düsseldorf on October 19

“Why don’t you organize this fantastic event twice a year?” Questions like this and encouraging comments by enthusiastic design lovers make the organizers smile. But Ute Mirbach and Jan Hasenberg stick to their strategy: DBD once a year, growing slowly and improving steadily.


When they started in 1999, there was just the idea and a 1800 square metre industrial hall, no more - but 45 dealers and dedicated collector-friends followed the idea and formed the first Design Boerse – and it became a success! From the beginning it turned out to be a lively event, and the first Duesseldorf-based market exclusively for international vintage 20th Century Design Objects got off to a start. From then on the DBD attracted more and more people, dealers and visitors, and today, DESIGN BOERSE DUESSELDORF is THE annual German Fair for Modern Design Classics – with its 5th return in 2003 presenting appr. 100 dealers over 4000 square metres.

Visitors from USA, Japan and nearly all European countries meet in Duesseldorf every October. Indian summer on the Rhine combined with some great finds - more and more visitors have already made a tradition out of it. They combine their design trip to Paris/France, Amsterdam/Netherlands or Antwerp+Brussels/Belgium with their visit to Duesseldorf – and they are delighted! At the DESIGN BOERSE, they find all the important European Design Galleries – and even more, a talk with the young new gallerists and co-collectors who act as one-time sellers is always appreciated!

Classic interior design pieces, furniture by architects, glass, ceramics, collector’s silver jewelry – the programme is manifold, due to the variety of offering galleries and private collectors. What they think the visitor could love – they bring it! From Bauhaus via Scandinavian and American Mid-century to Memphis – several hours are needed to cover the whole Design Boerse, a concentrated event that starts on late Saturday afternoon for the sellers (4 pm) and opens on Sunday morning for the public (11 am – 6 pm).

You get detailed information/map on www.designboerse.info