Design PF

Cordial invitation to the DesignPF summer exhibition on THREE days:
July 12 - 14, 2024, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Sunday until 4 p.m.)

The key visual was created by Nina Elstner and Lisa Reinhart: Desire is a complex concept, it is experienced subjectively and moves between
between an instinctive striving and a conscious desire. We have derived central design elements from this: the triangular shape, the blue color scheme and the eye. The color blue not only symbolizes depth and longing, but also provides a certain calm and serenity - in stark contrast to the intense emotion that the theme of desire evokes. The triangle embodies "thinking outside the box", while the eye adds an extra dimension of intrigue and mystery. Our design concept invites us to reflect and question our own notions of desire.


Design PF Main Building

School of Design
Holzgartenstr. 36
75175 Pforzheim


  • B.A.s in Accessory Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, Jewelry, Visual Communication
  • M.A.s in Creative Direction, Design & Future Making, Jewellery

Other areas:

  • Design preliminary course Catapult
  • Art
  • Critical Studies

In addition:

  • llubox, various workshops, DIY hands-on stations...
  • Food & drinks
  • Kids Corner & graffiti spot: Join in, be creative and experiment: Painting and crafts for the little ones, graffiti for the grown-ups - all in the courtyard!
  • Design store: Our store is open again! Jewelry, art and paperworks freshly produced by our students.

In the evening 

– Summer of Cultures: EMMA roof terrace, Fri - Sun 4 p.m. - midnight

– Café Roland: 
Fri from 10 pm: Alumni party with psychedelic funk band - Alien Playground 
Sat from 10 pm: afterschauparty 

– LaF:
Fri from 11 pm: Party
Sat from 9 pm: Live concert & party


Alfons Kern Tower, on the 4th floor
Theaterstraße 21

Works from the M.A. in Design & Future Making and B.A. in Jewellery 

Eutinger Str. 111: Transportation Design

July 12 to 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • B.A. in Transportation Design
  • M.A. in Transportation Design

Classic car meeting:
July 13, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
If you would like to participate in our classic car meeting with your own design classic, please register by June 18 via e-mail.


Portfolio consultations

Please bring your original drawings to the portfolio consultation. Drawings on the tablet can be included. We cannot assess photos on your cell phone. And please remember: Only those who have drawings with them can take part in the portfolio consultation - anything else is unfair to those who show their work. Thank you! 🧡

Artistic portfolio consultation
Sat, 11 a.m., meeting point information stand foyer ground floor Holzgartenstraße 36
No prior registration required!

Program-related portfolio consultation
Sat, 1 p.m., meeting point information stand foyer ground floor Holzgartenstraße 36
No prior registration required!
Portfolio consultation for Transportation Design takes place at Eutinger Straße 111.


Meet & Greet with TD students

Q&A for prospective students on Sat, 3 pm, Eutinger Str. 111:
'Do you meet well-known vehicle designers in your studies? How did you prepare for the entrance exam? What surprised you most about studying?' - Ask your questions and get answers from Daniel John and Patrick Rell, who are in the middle of their studies! 

Guided tours

Guided tour of the jewellery exhibition:
Fri & Sat & Sun 2 pm, meeting point foyer 2nd floor

Guided tour exhibition KATAPULT:
Fri & Sat 3 pm, Sun 1 pm, meeting point foyer 4th floor

Guided tour exhibition Design & Future Making:
Fri & Sat 3 pm, meeting point G1.018

Fashion shows

There will be no DesignPF fashion shows this semester - but the students' work will be on display in an exhibition. Our fashion graduates will show their collections in a show at NeoFashion in Berlin on July 2 at 9 pm, Atrium Tower Potsdamer Platz.