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This is the blog for lower east & lower east lab. A mix of stuff from our design & communication world (things we do, things we have done, and things we experience and get inspired from) and news from our lab – where all kind of actions and experiments can happen – that be workshops, creative meetings, urban safaris (with focus on start up, architecture, design or food), and exhibitions, events, dinners and a lot more.

Can Lis

Utzon’s house at Mallorca

November 18, 2019

In February 2019 Lower East went on a little inspiration tour to Mallorca, visiting CCA Andratx the centre of contemporary art in Mallorca, checking out the art scene in general, the graphic scene and of course also the food scene on the sunny island. We also tried hard to get into the Jørn Utzon house,

on bauhaus tour

Urban Safari Berlin

November 13, 2019

In September 2019 we arranged and hosted a “Bauhaus Safari“ in Berlin and Dessau for a group of danish architects from the studio Mejeriet. We had three wonderful days together, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the birth of the Bauhaus movement – and exploring the Bauhaus history; visiting the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau, checked

exhibition design

Chinese Whispers

October 28, 2019

We at Lower East have done the design for the exhibition “Chineses Whispers“ at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark. We have been working on the idea of building an exhibition landscape with transport boxes – that supports the exhibition’s concept of the journey of stories from one country to another. The artworks are on display at the transport

Chinese Whispers

Exhibition design

October 11, 2019

Opening today, Friday October 11th; the exhibition “Chinese Whispers“ at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark. A debut! For the first time we at Lower East have done the design for an entire exhibition. We enjoyed the work so much, loved the cooperation with the museum, and are happy and proud of the result. Come by and check

urban safari

Baushaus inspiration

September 8, 2019

We are in the planning of an Urban Safari in Berlin and Dessau – a larger group of architects will be coming to Berlin later this month. We are arranging and hosting the three day tour with Bauhaus as the overall theme. Celebrating – like more or less the rest of the world – the

lower east lab

Explore the lower east lab

May 12, 2019

Explore, use, rent, visit, enjoy the Lower East Lab Berlin. Our lab, placed centrally in lovely Kreuzberg, works as a design studio, a workshop space, a meeting room, a pop-up gallery, a pop-up dinner space, a co-working space, a work-away-from-home space – you can have talks & gatherings – you can use it as a

godsbanen.dk

New website for Godsbanen

March 20, 2019

New website designed and produced by Lower East for the cultural production center Godsbanen in the centre of Aarhus, Denmark. The new site is up & running just now. We are really happy with the result. Thanks to Godsbanen for joyful teamwork and for trusting us in this creative process. We hope you will be tempted

please welcome!

Kolding Kommunikation

March 12, 2019

Please welcome Kolding Kommunikation! We just designed a new website and created the illustrations for the communication company – simple, quick and fresh. We wish them all the best, and hope to do some interesting business together. “Kolding Kommunikation helps your company or organization lift your social responsibility. Bringing you from challenge to strategy to

playful and creative days

Food Photography Courses

February 27, 2019

Lower East, Malthe Ivarsson & Camillo’s Kitchen proudly present: Camillo’s Food Photography Courses! 4 intense days together with the team behind the cookbook from Camillo’s Kitchen; writer & chef Jørgen Smidstrup, designer & illustrator Helle Marietta and photographer Malthe Ivarsson. The cookbook “Food, that makes people talk to each other”, that came out in September 2017

Else Duedahl

A Minor Detail

February 10, 2019

Lower East Lab are very happy to present: A Minor Detail. Else Duedahl / Pen on Paper Exhibition in Lower East Lab Berlin 20.02-14.04.2019 Exhibition opening Wednesday 20.02. 5:30 pm to 8 pm Join the opening! See the event on facebook Else Duedahl (born in 1948) is preoccupied with the notion of serial processes –

hare & birds

New exhibition in the lab

November 1, 2018

Lower East Lab are very happy and very proud to present the Berlin based Colombian artist Camilo Toro with “Set the hare into a fight, the birds are gonna fly away anyway“. Come and disappear in the universe of magic realism paintings. Opening November 16th 5pm-8pm. The artist will be present, and do guided tours

posters & art

Kurt Trampedach

October 1, 2018

3 new posters and 3 new postcards designed by Lower East for Kunsten. Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg – for the current exhibition about the danish artist Kurt Trampedach – Dark Encounters. About the artist and the exhibition – from the museums website; “When it comes to modern Danish art, Kurt Trampedach (1943-2013) is now

breakfast talks

Journey to lioness

September 11, 2018

We continue our series of breakfast talks in the lower east lab. This time our good friend, the Japanese artist Naho Iguchi come by the lab. The freshly made coffee and fresh baked bread will be on the table September 20th at 9:30. “Journey to Lioness” is a framework for expressions by an artist, Naho,

exploring glass

Glass, fashion & fantasy

August 21, 2018

GLASS fashion & fantasy – the interesting summer exhibition at the danish Hempel Glass Museum – Lower East did the graphic design of the catalogue for the exhibition. “With GLASS fashion & fantasy, the museum wants to explore how the special qualities of the glass, such as transparency, fragility, richness of colours and dangerousness can

summer greetings

Summer postcards

July 16, 2018

A series of summer greeting postcards – designed & illustrated by our lovely intern Pi Bartholdy, who (for some strange reason) dived into the theme of fish and creatures from the past. We added text about us and our work to the postcards – and wish you all a wonderful summer!     we are

urban safari

lower east explore

May 18, 2018

These days we are doing an Urban Safari in Berlin with students from the KaosPilots in Switzerland. They are here to get inspired, to develop new (business) ideas, to meet people, to explore Berlin, and to be together with their class mates. We arrange and facilitate parts of their week-long journey in the streets of Berlin.

vilhelm lundstrøm

Art posters

March 14, 2018

We designed a series of four posters for the exhibition “Vilhelm Lundstrøm og den gode smag“ (Vilhelm Lundstrøm & the epitome of good taste) at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. Here you can see all the posters – if you want to own one or more of these master pieces, you can buy

start with a coffee

Breakfast talks

February 19, 2018

Breakfast talks in the lower east lab! We are starting a new ‘thing’ in the lower east lab; breakfast talks. Now and then we will pop-up with morning gatherings  where we invite sweet and interesting people and projects to the lab. Invite for a coffee and a talk. For this debut we have on Wednesday February 21th

glass & ceramics

Teaching & talking

February 18, 2018

We love to teach and talk about how to communicate! Last week the lower east core team went to the Danish island Bornholm to work with the students from the ceramics and glass programme at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. We met a group of dedicated students eager to learn – and exited to take new steps with

it’s cookbook design

Words from the designer, Helle Marietta

December 18, 2017

  “Food that make people talk to each other, Camillo’s Kitchen”, written by Jørgen Smidstrup, designed and illustrated by Helle Marietta. The Camillo cookbook project has been an amazing “con amore” project for Jørgen and me and a big part of our lives for the last years. While Jørgen (aka Camillo) has been developing all