Anti (Endre Berentzen)

Co-founder & Creative Director ANTI

Endre Berentzen (1975) is a founding partner and creative director at ANTI – an internationally award winning norwegian design and communications agency with a global client base.

Berentzen – originally set on becoming an Architect took a turn to visual communication in the late nineties. Although, now a designer, his love and understanding of the three-dimensional world shines through and provides an edge to the studio’s projects – like their latest branding done for Bergen International Festival – a job that, so far, has resulted in two gold cubes at the ADC Awards (Art Directors Club Global), a gold and silver pencil in the norwegian advertising awards, the norwegian design council’s award for design excellence as well as a nomination for the honorary award – as one of 4 projects across all design fields.

ANTI is an acronym for A New Type of Interference – a manifest for the studio’s approach to communication design. ANTI believes that in a world where we are bombarded with several thousand pieces of communication a day it requires an untraditional approach and result to make you stand out from the crowd. Berentzen will try to summarise what this actually means in his lecture.

ANTI was founded in 2008 and has a client list which among others consists of Pepsi International, IMG Models, Tag Heuer, Converse, Nike, Visa, MTV, Docomo Japan, Massimo Dutti, DNB (Norway’s largest bank) and Arcus (Norway’s leading alcohol distributor). The agency has it’s very own denim brand – ANTI Denim – rooted in Norway’s largest cultural export – black metal. In 2013 – visual style powerhouse – Grandpeople became a part of the ANTI team. A team that today consists of 37 people divided into two offices and spread across professional fields like Design, Advertising, illustration/visual style development (Grandpeople) and Conceptual development for TV.

Pullman Cologne*****

This stylish, elegant five star hotel in the centre of town is only a few minutes from Cologne Cathedral, the Rhine and the old historic district. The Pullman Cologne has 265 Superior and Deluxe rooms and 10 Suites, and a wide selection of organic food in the GeorgeM restaurant. It offers views of the Cologne Cathedral, wifi access throughout, fitness area and spa, a coffee lounge and a beautiful bar. 

When booking, please quote “European Design” to book at the special price reserved for European Design guests and participants.

Pullman Cologne
Helenenstrasse 14
50667 Köln

T. +49 (0)221 27 50
F. +49 (0)221 2 75 13 01

art’otel cologne****

art’otel cologne is a contemporary hotel that fuses exceptional architectural style with art-inspired interiors. The hotel displays a collection of original works consisting of paintings, sculptures and photographs designed by Korean-artist SEO specifically for the hotel.

The art’otel is located in the city’s most stylish location the harbour of cologne, only a 10 minute walk from the old town. The 218 modern art rooms are decorated in a modern style, with artworks of the artist. Chino Latino Restaurant serves pan-Asian cuisine in a stylish setting. Guests can enjoy a range of drinks at the Bar, spend some time in the library or relax in the sauna. The art’otel cologne provides free wi-fi in all areas, meeting facilities with views over the harbour, rooftop terrace, lounge and a library .

Guests who visit the European Design events in Cologne can benefit from an Advanced saver Rate. For more information, please go here

art’otel cologne
Holzmarkt 4
50676 Köln, Germany

T:0221 801 030
F:0221 801 036 66

Photo copyright: art’otel cologne


Things to do in Cologne

Cologne Cathedral/Der Kölner Dom
The Hohe Domkirche St. Petrus, (High Cathedral of St. Peter) is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site. It is Germany’s most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day. The cathedral is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the second-tallest spires. Its two huge spires give it the largest façade of any church in the world. 

Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln/Museum of Applied Arts Cologne
The museum has a large collection (over 100,000 items) of European applied art from the 10th century to the present. Its collections include furniture, decorative carpets, small sculptures, dining utensils, luxury items, and decorative objects. The museum is particularly known for its collection of modern design. An exhibition of 20th century design, created by the Vitra Design Museum of Weil am Rhein in 2008, is spread across two floors of one of the wings. It features a thematic and chronological presentation of furniture, lamps, telephones, televisions, cameras, radios and household items, by designers including Ray EamesDieter RamsFrank Lloyd WrightPhilippe StarckEttore Sottsass, and Joe Colombo.

Museum Ludwig
Museum Ludwig houses a collection of modern art. It includes works from Pop Art, Abstract and Surrealism, and has one of the largest Picasso collections in Europe. It also features many works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum/Imhoff Chocolate Museum
The museum shows the entire history of chocolate, from its beginnings to contemporary products and production methods. With 5,000 guided tours and 675,000 visitors a year, the museum is in the Top Ten of German museums. It features cacao trees, miniature versions of machines used in the production of chocolate and a 3-metre-high chocolate fountain.

Germany’s first live Escape Game. Break the routine: One room – one hour – one team. 

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Silo (René Toneman and Dennis Flinterman)


Rene Toneman (1973) is partner and creative director at SILO. Rene started his career in 1996 as a graphic designer at the critically acclaimed Studio Dumbar. He developed in the field of corporate identity programs for large Dutch and international organisations and enterprises including Schiphol Airport, Shell, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Dutch Government, the Dutch Prime Minister and his administration, the Dutch National Police Force and the Dutch Social Security Institute.

As design director at Fabrique Rene and his team were responsible for significant changes in the design culture of the company. Clients included Giant bicycles, the Dutch Tax Administration, Royal Auping, Effenaar and Holland Dance Festival.

At the end of 2007 he establishes creative agency SILO with Dennis Flinterman. Over the past six years SILO has managed to evolve to an innovating creative studio with a respectable client portfolio and international award winning work.

Clients include PostNL, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Droog, Dutch Creative Council, Shell, Centralpoint Europe and the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Rene has been recognised during his career by the likes of ADC New York, ADCN, the European Design Awards, IF awards, Dutch Design Awards and Red Dot.

In 2012, less than 5 years after establishment, SILO received the prestigious international award ‘European Design Agency of the Year’. Rene has been member of the jury at ADC New York and the ADCN. He actively participated in the creation and organisation of the first major TEDx in The Netherlands: TEDxAmsterdam. His work is frequently published by international magazines and publishers.

Dennis Flinterman (1975) is partner and managing director at SILO. Educated in strategic communications and interaction- and UX design, Dennis started his career in 1998 at Icon Medialab (now Lost Boys) exploring the possibilities of design in the new online world. He worked for clients including Seat, The Dutch Royal House, HP and Vedior.

As a senior interaction designer at Fabrique he worked on a wide range of accounts like Mojo Concerts, Lowlands, North Sea Jazz Festival, Albert Heijn, Orange and Randstad. After a year of freelancing, Dennis established creative agency SILO with Rene Toneman in 2008.

Dennis has been teaching Interaction Design at the Royal Academy of Arts The Hague. With SILO he actively participated in the creation and organisation of the first major TEDx in The Netherlands: TEDxAmsterdam. He frequently lectures at schools and events.

 is an agency for branding, communication and design founded in 2008. With a team of ambitious designers and communication specialists SILO develops and implements communication strategies and concepts that surprise, entice and connect.

 The way people look at brands has changed radically. In the online world, consumers want a real relationship with a brand. They demand attention and devotion, yet profiling themselves with brands. Brands are becoming friends!

SILO’s clients include, among others, PostNL, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Droog, Dutch Creative Council, Dutch Financial Times, Shell, Centralpoint Europe, Dutch Veterans Day and the Dutch Ministry of Finance.



R2 (Lizá Ramalho and Artur Rebelo)


Lizá Ramalho and Artur Rebelo have degrees in Communication Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Oporto and a Master’s degree in Design Research from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. Lizá was granted a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra where she is currently pursuing a PhD, while Artur is pursuing a PhD at the Arts College of the University of Coimbra. They are guest lecturers at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra and run workshops and participate in juries, events and conferences at several universities and institutes.

Lizá and Artur founded the association Dados Favoritos with the aim of promoting and disseminating graphic design and in 2010 organized the AGI Open Conference in Porto, in which they also curated the exhibition Mapping the Process. They are both members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale since 2007.


R2 is a design studio based in Porto, Portugal founded in 1995 by Lizá Ramalho and Artur Rebelo. R2’s work spans the areas of editorial design, visual identity, signage systems, posters, new media, video, exhibition design, and interventions in public spaces and buildings.

The essence of R2’s work lies in a dynamic creative process in which both designers equally engage from the initial stages through to the execution of a project. This complementary dialogue draws on thoughtful research and experimentation surrounding a given content for an ultimately concept-driven approach that lends form to a final product in which typography plays a fundamental role.

R2 explores static, sequential and interactive formats through media as diverse as paper, concrete or digital and embraces collaborative ventures with other disciplines such as architecture, engineering, photography, writing or programming.

Mutabor (Heinrich Paravicini)

Mutabor Design GmbH

Heinrich Paravicini, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Heinrich Paravicini was born in 1971 and grew up in Paris. He completed his secondary education in Germany and shortly afterwards began a graphic design course at Muthesius Academy of Design and Fine Arts in Kiel. There he founded the magazine Mutabor together with fellow students in 1993. His friendship and work with Johannes Plass earned the publication an international reputation. Joint projects for clients in Munich and Hamburg finally led to the launch of the design agency Mutabor in 1998. 

Heinrich Paravicini is Chief Creative Officer and partner of Mutabor and a member of ADC Germany.
Mutabor employs a staff of 90 and specializes in brand identity, environmental and interface/motion design. Today it develops design concepts for international projects for clients such as adidas, BMW, Clariant, Deutsche Telekom and Bundesliga and is among the top 3 biggest design agencies in Germany.

To date, Mutabor has won more than 380 national and international design awards, and currently occupies first place in the German creative design ranking list. In 2013 Mutabor was awarded the honorary title of ‘Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2013’ by the initiators of the Red Dot Awards, the world’s biggest and most renowned design awards. 

Heinrich Paravicini participates in national and international design juries such as the D&AD, Cannes Lions, Eurobest or ADC Europe and holds lectures on brand design at national and international congresses, events and art schools. 


Design by Atlas (Astrid Stavro)

Design by Atlas

Astrid Stavro, Co-founder

Astrid Stavro graduated with Distinction from both Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and The Royal College of Art in London, before relocating to Barcelona where she founded the award winning Astrid Stavro Studio.

She has an international reputation for strongly rooted conceptual solutions and a clean, distinctive typographic approach.

Her work has been widely published and exhibited and she is a frequent Jury Member in design competitions across the globe, including twice at D&AD. Stavro has lectured in design conferences worldwide and has taught editorial design in various colleges.

The studio’s work has been recognised nationally and internationally with over one hundred creative awards including the Spanish Laus Awards, British Design & Art Directors (D&AD), The Annual (Creative Review), Design Week Awards, The International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), Art Directors Club of New York (ADCNY), Graphis, Type Directors Club of New York (TDCNY) and Art Directors Club of Europe (ADC*E).

Stavro writes for various design journals and is currently a contributing editor of Elephant magazine.

After ten years running her own studio, Astrid Stavro joined Pablo Martín (Grafica) in 2013 to create Design by Atlas, a new design consultancy based in Palma de Mallorca. They work for local, national and international clients from across the globe. Together, they sum more than 40 years of experience and are the most awarded design consultancy in Spain.

Stavro is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).



Award Evening

Date & time
Saturday, May 24th at 20:00.

Are available via the ED web shop.

All ED-Awards ceremony tickets will also be valid for the Winner’s party. (More info coming soon!)

The Venue
The ED Awards 2014 ceremony will take place at the Comedia Theater.

The Comedia Theater is housed in an old Fire Station built in 1904 and located in a popular part of town with many restaurants and bars.

Comedia Theatre
Vondelstraße 4-8, 
50677 Köln, Germany

Flying to Cologne

Köln Bonn Airport is connected to more than 130 domestic and international destinations. The airport is centrally located in the Cologne/Bonn Region 14.8 km (9.2 mi) southeast of Cologne city centre. It is the seventh largest passenger airport in Germany and second largest in terms of cargo operations. It is one of the country’s few 24-hour airports and serves as a hub for Germanwings.

Düsseldorf Airport is the international airport of Düsseldorf, the capital of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the third largest airport in Germany and it is situated 35 km from Cologne city centre. Trains from Düsseldorf Airport to the central train station of Cologne run regularly throughout the day (journey time: 40 minutes).

Frankfurt Airport, a major international airport and the main hub of Lufthansa Airlines, is connected to Cologne via high speed rail (journey time: 57 minutes). 

Getting to Cologne by train

Cologne’s main station is one of Europe’s most important railway hubs.

You can travel to Cologne quickly and comfortably from major cities in Germany and other European countries: Every day, more than 1,300 trains run between Cologne and destinations throughout Germany and abroad. Highlights of the service include the international high-speed trains that connect Cologne with London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. With the high-speed rail service to Frankfurt, the Köln-Deutz railway station — the second terminal for high-speed ICE trains in Cologne — and the Cologne/Bonn Airport station, Cologne has further enhanced its vital role as a central hub for railway transport.