Nomos Glashütte’s Berlin Design Agency, Berlinerblau

An in-house studio driving watch design forward while holding true to the brand's signature elements

In Kreuzberg, Berlin—set high above the banks of the Landwehr Canal—German luxury watch brand Nomos Glashütte maintains their in-house design agency: Berlinerblau. The long, open-concept office extends from one side of the building to the other, with large windows filtering in plenty of natural light. For years now, staff designers (and guests such as industrial designer Mark Braun) present their vision for future collections here. …

Studio Visit: Industrial Designer Mark Braun

Inside a Berlin workshop where material and form unite for new meaning

“Let’s say that I’m very close to messy,” industrial designer Mark Braun says as we enter his Treptow, Berlin studio. “But it helps with my work.” While the three-room space contains fascinating items aplenty (be that tools, inspirational knickknacks, books or an array of items he imagined and constructed across many types of media) messy isn’t the exact word. It’s very much populated—with design. Here, …