What is it, that sets us apart?

gewerkdesign provides custom-made solutions, resorting to creative ideas from all areas of design. These different creative sources serve as tools for making concepts, content and mental images visible, beforehand contemplating about the topics, the rooms and implications carefully. By taking into account the views of all parties involved, gewerkdesign is able to make creative decisions that have a positive influence on the exhibition space, graphics, products, media applications and projects.

A creative process seldom resembles a straight line, it is a dynamic process rather like an organic, dynamic movement.

May 15, 2023
• Opening of the health trail “Fit in the    Forest”

“Fit in the Forest” opens in Berlin’s Grunewald forest just in time for the spring weather. Together with the Berlin Foresters (Berliner Forsten) and sports scientists of the Sports Health Park Berlin (“Sportgesundheitspark Berlin e.V.”) we have designed a free and inclusive physical exercise concept in the Dachsberg forest district. The 1.4 km long health trail “FiF” with outdoor equipment made of sustainable materials primarily serves the prevention of the most common diseases caused by lack of exercise, the joy of physical activity in nature and the promotion of a generally health-conscious lifestyle. It is also an environmentally friendly alternative to any indoor gym, and one that is committed to protecting the landscape.

> Where: Dachsberg forest district, Paulsborn, Berlin.

> When: open to the public all year round from May 15, 2023

May 24, 2023
• Exhibition “110 Years of  Behrensbau. Architecture and History”

Düsseldorf looks back on more than 100 years of German history at a historic building: the exhibition “110 Years of Behrensbau” illuminates the eventful chronicle of the Behrens Building on the banks of the Rhine, its alternating uses and its famous architect Peter Behrens, which is closely linked to the Mannesmann Group. German economic policy, art and architectural history intersect at this historic site, the latter of which has been significantly influenced by the builder, who is also regarded as an exemplary pioneer of modern industrial and graphic design. An impressive building and an exciting exhibition that also addresses the future of the Behrens Building, as a contemporary history museum for the House of History of North Rhine-Westphalia, and thus the democratic, cultural and educational potential of this unique building.

> Where: Behrensbau, House of History North Rhine-Westphalia, Mannesmannufer 2, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

> When: May 24 – November 5, 2023

 July 5, 2023
• Opening of the exhibitions “Munich Displaced”

Two exhibitions in Munich are dedicated to the research of a blank space in German Remembrance Culture: the history of the so-called “Displaced Persons” (DPs). The term refers to all those foreign civilians who, after 1945, found themselves outside their homeland as a result of the Second World War and were unable to return to their homeland without further ado. The group of DPs is very diverse, including political prisoners, concentration camp inmates, civilian Eastern European workers, former forced laborers, and collaborators.

The exhibition of the Münchener Stadtmuseum “Munich Displaced. After 1945 and without a Homeland”, the Munich City Museum sheds light on the history of this group from a local perspective and shows how these communities lived and worked in Munich after 1945, determined to shape their own destiny. In a parallel exhibition titled “MUNICH DISPLACED. The Surviving Remnant” the Jewish Museum Munich focuses on the history of the Jewish DPs in Munich. By holding the two exhibitions at the same time, the histories of the DP communities are to be placed in interrelated context.

> Where: Münchener Stadtmuseum, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331 Munich / Jewish Museum Munich, St.-Jakobs-Platz 16, 80331 Munich.

> When: July 5, 2023 – January 7, 2024 / July 5, 2023 – March 17, 2024

The name of our company states our agenda. The Middle High German term »gewerk« was first noted in the 13th century. Our company’s founders found the term very appealing because it aptly described their conceptual, interdisciplinary design approach, when they founded the company in 1993 – perhaps today even more so:

• describing a unit working together with other units
• a facility setting something in motion
• an entirety of handycraftsmen, guild
• the wickerwork of spiders, the honeycomb of bees
• place or institution, in which tasks are performed

(cited from: Grimm, J. and W. – Deutsches Wörterbuch 1854 und Paul, H. – Deutsches Wörterbuch, 1897.)

Phonetically, the German term »gewerk« goes well with the English term »design«. Combining these two terms also indicates how design in our opinion is more than its separate creative disciplines. Only by combining many different kinds of creative skills and entering the designing process together with our clients we are able to create design solutions that are durable and effective, and a design process that is a design creation in itself.

Underlining this special design approach, the terms »gewerk« und »gewerkdesign« have been trademarked in 2008.

gewerk is also a place where our skills are being pooled together, a place for working and communicating. It usually is here that first introductions are made and first meetings take place.

The office provides room for interconnecting the creative skills of our experienced and talented scenographic artists, architects, graphic designers, media designers, product designers, and interior designers.

We value a friendly atmosphere and treat each other with respect and kindness.

Profile: Roughly, our projects can be divided into three different phases: evaluation, design, and implementation. Our team offers all three of these services. In order to see the approved design translated into the imagined form, trusting us with the implementation phase of the project is especially important. Resulting from this particular approach are both a design product and a process custom-made for our clients.

Evaluation: In the beginning of a designing process it is of key importance to thoroughly register the task in its entirety and to take all its complex implications into account. Best practice for this is listening attentively and observing the rooms and situations to be designed carefully. Working together, communicating openly and at eye level, the project with gather momentum and live up to its potential.

Design: As soon as the evaluation is complete, the next task is to agree upon a design solution and to identify the creative tools and resources that will lead to this solution, rendering the design process  constructive, time-saving, and cost-efficient for all involved.

Implementation: For the implementation phase it takes experience, reliability and perseverance. Many of our clients have been working with us for years, rely on several of our services and entrust us with their projects through many stages of its development.

We assemble our team according to the respective phase of the project and rely on a network of partners and experts for very specific tasks.

In the roughly 30 years of our company’s existence, we have accompanied more than 175 exhibitions and complex museum projects. We offer the experiences gathered from these projects to our clients for other projects as well, for instance creating durable brand designs (Berlin Congress Center since 2002 bcc), globally trend-setting products (velotaxis City Cruiser I, II and Delivery Crusier), or internationally awarded graphic designs (Logo of the Berlin Wall). We also provide consultancy services for project management and design processes, and organize strategy workshops for developing a sustainable future vision for a project (Masterplan study Bremer Landesmuseum).


• Amt für Kultur der Stadt Dessau-FRoßlau
• ARD Hauptstadtstudio
• Arolsen Archives – International FCenter on Nazi Persecution
• Augustinermuseum Freiburg


• Bauhaus-Archiv, Museum für FGestaltung Berlin
• BBWA Berlin-Brandenburgische FAkademie der Wissenschaften
• bcc Berlin Congress Center GmbH
• Berliner Forsten – Landesforstamt
• Berliner Forum für Geschichte und FGegenwart e.V.
• Bertelsmann AG Berlin
• Bundesbeauftragter für die Unterlagen Fdes Staatssicherheitsdienstes der Fehemaligen Deutschen FDemokratischen Republik (BStU) FBerlin
• Bundeskanzler-Willy-Brandt-Stiftung FBerlin
• Bürger Museum Wolfenbüttel


• Cronos Verlag, Zürich (Switzerland)


• Danfoss Universe Nordborg F(Denmark)
• Das Verborgene Museum, Berlin
• Der Beauftragte für Kunst und Medien Fder Bundesrepublik Deutschland FBerlin
• Design Zentrum Bremen
• Deutsche Bahn AG Berlin
• Deutsche Gesellschaft für FGefäßchirurgie Berlin und Dresden
• Deutsches Architektur-Museum FFrankfurt
• Deutsches Historisches Museum FBerlin
• Deutsches Museum München
• Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
• Deutschlandradio Kultur Berlin


• Europäische Kommission Berlin


• Focke Museum – Bremer FLandesmuseum für Kunst und FKulturgeschichte


• Gasometer Oberhausen GmbH
• Gärtnermuseum Wolfenbüttel e.V.
• Gedenkstätte Berlin-FHohenschönhausen
• Georg-Kolbe-Museum Berlin
• Grün Berlin GmbH


• Hansestadt Wismar
• Haus der Brandenburgisch-FPreußischen Geschichte Potsdam
• Haus der Geschichte Nordrhein-FWestfalen
• Hertha BSC GmbH + Co. KG
• Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen FOttersberg
• Hochschule Luzern (Schweiz)
• Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum FTanz Berlin SODA.WORKS


• Industriemuseum Chemnitz
• Interstuhl Büromöbel GmbH + Co. KG FMeßstetten-Tieringen


• Jüdisches Museum Berlin
• Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt


• Kernkraftwerk Gösgen-Däniken AG F(Switzerland)
• Knesebeck Verlag, München
• Kulturstiftung des Bundes
• Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz


• Landesmuseen Schleswig-Holstein, FMuseum für Kunst und FKulturgeschichte Schloss Gottorf


• Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur FFörderung der Wissenschaften e.V. FMünchen
• Miraikan – National Museum of FEmerging Science and Innovation, FTokio (Japan)
• Modulor GmbH Berlin
• MODUS Möbel GmbH Berlin
• Museum für Kommunikation Berlin
• Museum für Kommunikation Bern F(Switzerland)
• Museum für Kommunikation FFrankfurt
• Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe FHamburg
• Museum für Kunst und FKulturgeschichte Dortmund
• Museum für Natur und Mensch FOldenburg
• Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
• Museum für Sepulkralkultur Kassel
• Museum Neukölln Berlin
• Museum Strauhof Zürich F(Switzerland)
• Museum Wolfenbüttel


• Naturhistorisches Museum Bern F(Switzerland)
• Nicolai Verlag, Berlin
• Nobel Museum Stockholm (Sweden)
• Norstedts Verlag, Stockholm F(Sweden)


• Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum FEmden
• Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
• Ökodorf Brodowin


• Porzellanfabriken Christian Seltmann FGmbH
• Posteo e.V., Berlin
• Projektbüro Gartenregion Hannover


• Ricordi & C.S.r.l. Mailand (Italy)


• SCC Events GmbH
• Schiffahrtsmuseum der Foldenburgischen Unterweser e.V.
• Schloss Eutin
• Schwedische Botschaft Berlin
• Schwedisches Architekturmuseum FStockholm (Sweden)
• Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Verkehr Fund Klima Berlin
• Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, FForschung und Kultur Berlin
• Sprengel Museum Hannover
• Staatliche Kunstsammlungen FDresden
• Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und FGärten Sachsen gGmbH
• Stadt Doberlug-Kirchhain
• Stadt Frankfurt am Main
• Stadt Wolfenbüttel
• Stadtmuseum Oldenburg
• StadtPalais – Museum für Stuttgart
• Städtische Museen Freiburg
• Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin


• Stiftung Berliner Mauer
• Stiftung Flucht, Vertreibung, FVersöhnung Berlin
• Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald Fund Mittelbau-Dora
• Stiftung Historische Museen FHamburg: Altonaer Museum, Museum Fder Arbeit
• Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in FSachsen-Anhalt
• Stiftung niedersächsische FGedenkstätten Celle
• Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und FGärten Berlin-Brandenburg
• Stiftung Sächsische Gedenkstätten: FGedenkstätte Bautzen, Gedenkstätte FMünchner Platz Dresden, FGedenkstätte Pirna-Sonnenstein
• Stiftung Topographie des Terrors FBerlin


• Technische Universität Eindhoven
• Technoseum, Landesmuseum für FTechnik und Arbeit Mannheim


• Übersee-Museum Bremen
• Universität der Künste Berlin
• Universität Hamburg
• Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-FHolstein Campus Lübeck
• Universitätsstadt Marburg
• Universum Managementges. mbH FBremen


• Velotaxi GmbH Berlin
• Vertretung der Europäischen FKommission in der Bundesrepublik FDeutschland
• VolkswagenStiftung Hannover


• Wartburg-Stiftung Eisenach
• Whisky & Cigars Berlin
• Wilhelm Wagenfeld Stiftung Bremen
• WonderWolf Productions Düsseldorf
• Worpsweder Touristik- und FKulturmarketing GmbH


• ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum FWirtschaft, Kiel
• ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd FBucerius
• Züricher Hochschule der Künste F(Switzerland)

We admit that it might sound a bit idealistic, but we believe that a good design will have positive effects on our work and life in general. Therefore we sometimes dedicate some of our time and financial resources to implementing one of our own concepts.

This might be an event (e.g. a workshop about luck and felicity at Bazon Brock’s »Denkerei«), a publication (e.g. a richly illustrated monograph about Nelly Sachs together with the writer Aris Fioretos) and sometimes an item surmounting lingual barriers (the sign language card game »Nomo« together with Andy Costrau).

Pursuing our own projects sharpens our design focus, liberates us from restraints for a while and allows us to explore new design areas.

There are many projects waiting to be implemented … stay in touch to see what happens next!

Approaching more and more complex design tasks, we could hardly do without a network of skilled experts, inspiration, and talents. We constantly seek to broaden our horizon and improve the skills of our team. We would therefore like to encourage you to get in touch and send us an application! Please submit your resume via e-mail and indicate why you think your skills suit our profile.

Exhibition Designer

We are looking for an exhibition designer!

Why work at gewerkdesign?
With more than 175 realized, complex projects in the museum and exhibition sector, gewerkdesign has been active for almost 30 years. Working in an interdisciplinary way and interested in communicating diverse subjects, we are happy to contribute to the visibility and understanding of ideas, projects and topics every day anew with our passion for design. As a team of permanent employees from the fields of architecture, scenography, interior design, visual communication and project management, we conceive, design, plan, manage and produce mainly national and international exhibition projects for predominantly public clients. We oversee the entire process, from concept development and basic research, to design, tendering and awarding of contracts, implementation of the exhibition, and the associated print and media productions.

Our perspective on exhibition architecture and scenography:

gewerkdesign stands for a design that strives for the best possible design solution. Our claim is to think and implement the design holistically, down to the last detail: from the spatial scenography to the construction to the processes within the course of a project.
In our understanding of a holistic design approach, aspects such as sustainability and accessibility play a leading role in concept and implementation. We strive to design reusable displays and exhibition modules from sustainable materials and always take into account the before and after life of the projects and exhibitions we design. Participation and involvement of the target group should also be an integral part of a project to be designed. The audience is never to be seen as just a group of end consumers – good design takes their perspectives into consideration.

What qualifications do we expect?

Ideally, you have just completed a degree in architecture, interior design or a comparable study program. Spatially staging ideas and subjects is your passion. You develop your design from the concept and content specifications. You like to work with diverse contents and are looking for the challenge of working with new spatial situations. You are confident and creative in the use of digital media and integrate these skills as an in-depth tool in your scenographic work. You should enjoy traveling and also longer, project-related stays.

Where, how and from when to work?
Centrally located in Berlin, but still in a green oasis, we offer you a salaried employment that is limited to two years at the moment. Flexible working schedules at the workplace in our studio in Berlin-Friedenau have been a matter of course for us for years. If we can work together from July 2023, we would be delighted.

How do you apply?

We look forward to receiving your application documents as a PDF file (max. 5 MB). We are particularly interested in your design approach and the process of finding your creative solutions. Please note that the main language spoken in the office is German.
Please send your application directly to: eingang (at)
If you have any questions regarding the job profile, please do not hesitate to contact Jens Imig by phone.

Unsolicited Applications

Please send your application directly to:
Jens Lohmann, eingang (at)


Our internship positions – one for the three-dimensional area, one for the two-dimensional/media area are intended for students of all design disciplines – who require a specialized internship as part of their education, but only as a mandatory internship. The duration should be between 3 to 6 months. Please call in advance to find out if there are any vacancies. Please send your application by e-mail and as a pdf. If you are invited to an interview, don’t be afraid to present sketchbooks, models and project progress.

Please send your application directly to:
Jens Lohmann, eingang (at)

gewerkdesign is a member of the following institutions:
IDZ Berlin / VerA / ICOM

Many of our competitions have evolved into projects and some of our projects have won international awards. But of course we don’t win every competition. Nontheless we are proud of the designs submitted to these competitions and consider them quite presentable.

If you plan to invite us for a competition or a negotiation for a project, we would appreciate giving us a short personal notice beforehand. It would make it easier for us to determine, whether the competition’s conditions suit our profile and our capacities.

A comprehensible tender answering all of the basic questions (who, what, where, when, why and how much?), too, will make it easier for us to commit to the competition. As a matter of course, the decision-making procedure should be transparent, the selection should be fair, and the jury should be competent and mentioned by name.

If you are unsure, whether your competition meets the requirements and codes of ethics for design competitions, please refer to the German Architectural Association (Architektenkammer) or the Association of Exhibition Designers VerA for further information.