Forma, initiated by Vanessa Heepen, a spatial designer rooted in Berlin, has recently emerged as a nomadic gallery, aiming to connect the realms of design and art in the city's vibrant creative scene.
Recognizing the scarcity of spaces dedicated to design within Berlin's thriving art community, Heepen took the initiative after discovering an enchanting location near Ostbahnhof. With a portfolio that boasts collaborations with notable names like Mercedes Benz and Nike, Heepen's expertise became the driving force behind this endeavor.
However, Forma is more than just a gallery; it's a curated experience that blurs the boundaries between functionality and wonder. Titled "The Room I Walk the Line," the inaugural exhibition transforms everyday actions into a poetic dance of imagination.
Among the featured artists are Germany-based talents such as Anima Ona, atelier axo, ´Moho, and others. Notable among them, Freia Achenbach and June Fàbregas, collectively known as Anima Ona, have crafted a captivating piece from broken float glass, revealing the inherent beauty in the glass-making process itself.
Reidar Mester draws inspiration from historical craftsmanship, weaving together architecture, design, and traditional techniques to create meticulously detailed works that harmonize material and vision.
Studio Kuhlmann, straddling furniture design, sculpture, and lighting artistry, explores the ordinary objects of daily life. With a fascination for metal, their limited-run series invite contemplation on the present.
Forma's debut exhibition isn't merely an event; it's a statement of purpose. Heepen's careful curation brings together diverse talents, offering a tantalizing glimpse of the potential synergy between design and art. As Forma embarks on its mobile journey, it embraces the challenge of thriving within Berlin's ever-changing landscape, providing a haven where design and art coexist harmoniously.