The UNCOVER Design Festival has been held in Mannheim since 2016. It sees itself as a platform for cooperation and exchange for designers, companies / organisations interested in design and design consumers – in and beyond the region. Speakers such as Cesy Leonard (Centre for Political Beauty), Van Bo Le-Mentzel or Stefan Sagmeister are the ones who inspire thousands of visitors to the festival every two years.
In 2018 we were responsible for the visual appearance of the festival. Together with an interdisciplinary team, we created a flexible design that changes depending on the application.
The festival took place in a breathtaking location: the Mannheimer Multihalle. The architect Carlfried Mutschler designed the hall, the Pritzker prizewinner Frei Otto completed it with a revolutionary lightweight flat supporting structure – to this day the largest freely formed wooden grid shell construction in the world.
A liquid design for a vivid festival in a vibrant city.
Due to the close cooperation with the festival organizers, we were rather part of the team than a pure design service provider. The comprehensive project included corporate design, advertisements, festival catalogue, 3D design, animations, flyers, posters, location branding, banners, website and the UNCOVER design award.