Fund for Young Design

The Stiftung Hamburger Kunstsammlungen (SHK) launched a Fund for Young Design in 2020. It finances a residency programme for young international designers at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg (MK&G). The residents are given the opportunity to engage intensively with the MK&G collection, benefitting from the expertise of the museum staff and from access to the objects as a source of inspiration for their own work. The residency culminates in a new artwork, which the foundation gives MK&G on permanent loan. The residents use the Dieter Rams room on the 2nd floor of the MK&G as their studio and are happy to discuss their work with you. If the door is open, you are welcome to enter.

Lea Sievertsen
1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022

Lea Sievertsen, born 1989, works as a graphic designer in Berlin. In 2019, she graduated from the HfbK Hamburg with a Master of Fine Arts. Previously, she studied at Burg Giebichenstein Designhochschule Halle and at HAW Hamburg.

Benjamin Unterluggauer
1 April 2021 – 30 September 2022

Benjamin Unterluggauer, born in 1989, is a product and web designer and is about to complete his master’s degree at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel. He previously studied at the MOFA furniture trade school in Cologne and the Macromedia Academy in Munich. Unterluggauer has been working as a freelance graphic and web designer since 2010 and joined the MOKIT design studio in 2020. His work has been shown in international exhibitions and he has won several young designer awards. About the final project


Anaïs Borie
1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021

Anaïs Borie (b. 1991 in France) studied product design at the Saint- Etienne Higher School of Art and Design (France) and Contextual Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (Netherlands). She currently lives in Eindhoven and has been working for the past two years as a freelance designer with various design collectives. Borie has already shown her designs in international exhibitions, for example in Guangzhou, in Milan and at Art Basel in Miami. About the final project

The FUND FOR YOUNG DESIGN gives young talents from disciplines such as product, fashion and graphic design the opportunity to obtain an in-depth look at the MK&G collection. In the course of a six-month residency, they can discover objects that inspire them, seek the expert advice of the curators, and learn about new materials and techniques. The aim is for them to produce one or more works that will become the property of SHK on permanent loan to the MK&G collection. Fund for Young Design residency grants are awarded every six months and contribute to the financial and non-material support of young designers. The acquisition of the works by SHK will in turn enable MK&G to expand and augment its collection with examples of contemporary design. The FUND FOR YOUNG DESIGN gives young talents from disciplines such as product, fashion and graphic design the opportunity to obtain an in-depth look at the MK&G collection. In the course of a six-month residency, they can discover objects that inspire them, seek the expert advice of the curators, and learn about new materials and techniques. The aim is for them to produce one or more works that will become the property of SHK on permanent loan to the MK&G collection. Fund for Young Design residency grants are awarded every six months and contribute to the financial and non-material support of young designers. The acquisition of the works by SHK will in turn enable MK&G to expand and augment its collection with examples of contemporary design.


Image: The Dieter Rams Room of the MK&G as a Studio (Photo: SHK)