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Marc d'Aboville
· January 13, 2018
Brilliant museum full of weird and wonderful objects arranged in thought-provoking ways. Vlad, the friendly owner and collector, is a photographer and many of the objects were used as props for his da...rk, disturbing and funny photographs. 10 minutes from the museum quarter and 10 times more fun! :-) See More
Andrew James Kirkwood
· February 25, 2018
Thank you for the tour around an eclectic and disparate vision of past industrial design, it was one of the most stimulating museums I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting.
Kristian Seidel
· September 11, 2017
If you love creativity, Ideas, Surrealism and the twist of reality - you will love this place. Super presentation of the founder. Ask him any questions you have - he will help you.
Jonas Gilys
· March 15, 2018
Very interesting place. A must place to visit. Highly recommended!
Simona Casadei
· October 17, 2017
Really nice and interesting collection of objects. The owner guided me through the museum, loved his funny and smart ways :) worth a visit!
Rick Sareen
· December 14, 2017
The best thing you will visit in Berlin.
Mandy Gina Gasolina Wepunt
· August 29, 2016
I stumbled upon this museum via a random blog, and I made a point not to look at the pictures posted, the concept sounded so interesting I wanted it all to be new to me. And it did, it surpassed my ex...pectations by a million miles and the owner/creator is a perfect host, great photographer and a person with lots of off the beaten path knowledge. Must see! See More
Brad Jill
· January 19, 2017
Designpanoptikum (€8 per person) is a private museum featuring a 'surreal collection of industrial objects' which fill a handful of rooms the ground floor venue situated along Torstraße between Rosent...haler Platz and Oranienburger Tor U stations.

Entry times are somewhat organised upon the hour when the museum owner (photographer/collector/artist) gives a brief introduction to those who have arrived at that time. He then allows you to explore the rooms on your own and returns from time to time to point out a handful of particular items for you to see.

Throughout, the rooms are cluttered with old industrial objects, many medical in nature, coming from hospitals from decades long past. Some items are on their own, unmodified while others have been greatly altered into interesting creations for you to view.

What the museum lacks in terms of being curated, it makes up for with surreal and thought provoking creations scattered throughout. You can easily find yourself browsing, thinking and trying to figure out what the pieces are and what they mean for an hour or so.

In the end, we enjoyed our visit to Designpanoptikum, finding it a genuinly unique and memorable place to visit in Berlin. Not the sort of place that will be appealing to everyone but for those who enjoy surrealism, you will likely enjoy Designpanoptikum.

Note: Photography is allowed and encouraged at Designpanoptikum.
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Alex Stoianovici
· December 12, 2016
This place is amazing! It's not just a weird exhibition, it's an amazing experience. The artist that collected and put together all the exhibits is a great guide and will make your visit very hard to ...forget. Highly recommend it! See More
Kat Ann
· April 13, 2017
I absolutely loved this place, surrealism created by an artist who has lovingly collected industrial objects from the past over the last ten years and created them into fantastical characters and scen...arios. Best of all, the collector / owner / museum curator welcomes you to the museum and introduces you to it, and if you wish, pops in to add to your experience with stories about one or two of the objects. 8 euros entrance. 100% recommend. See More
Charmaine Chan
· December 11, 2014
As we stepped into this obscure space of fantastical curation, we were greeted by the enthusiastic museum owner Vlad Korneev. He gave us an awe-inspiring introduction to the museum, (providing what is... definitely one of the most enjoyable gallery experience one could ever partake in) and then left us to experience and interact with numerous exhibits on our own.

The museum itself is divided up into several rooms, brimming with curious, functional objects that have been wildly paired together, creating a bizarre, thought-provoking installation and theatrical display.The objects on display were once used in various fields such as aviation, construction, films, medicine & sports.Vlad also specified that he salvaged objects that were purely used in a positive sense – e.g. no torture machines or weapons.

The museum also serves as a historical documentation of design, problem-solving, technological breakthroughs and the quintessential spirit of human endeavours.

Designpanoptikum is a unique playground where logic battles with the imagination, allowing the mind to linger in a crazy dimension where inspiration and creativity flourishes. It was so fun trying to guess what the original purpose of each object was designed for!
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Ron Peoples
· February 8, 2016
My wife located this installation on the web and when I visited Berlin I made a point to see it. Vlad is a very creative and personable artist and photographer. My visit was delightful - I love this... type of art - up-cycling old objects and turning them into art. My wife will visit me in Germany in March - I think we will go back ! See More
Rełiew Spekułatius
· August 9, 2017
New venue even better than the first one! Poststraße 7 incl. ground level and cellar-space!
Both mystic chamber of comical curiosities and also an instructive museum of engeneering - history..
6 Stars... if I could! See More
Marsu Minkkinen
· December 14, 2017
Felt almost like home there: surrealism, madness, art. Loved it. Enough said ;)
Chris Jagger
· January 16, 2017
This is without question the best museum / experience I've ever had. The owner, who will show you around, brings the place to life through his entertaining, intelligence and thought provoking stories.
Sebastian Thies
· May 2, 2017
the museum or rather the collection is as unique and cool as the owner vlad himself. worth a visit while in berlin for sure
Jimsin Vogel
· October 23, 2013
Best place we visited during our week in Berlin. This isn't just a collection of obscure objects, it is a surrealist museum where thefunction of the curious exhibits has been obscured, distorted & jux...taposed such that the observer encounters a series of sensory puzzles. The designpanoptikum is like a mirror to the visitor, and the depth of the experience will vary depending on the mind of the beholder. Vlad, the designer/curator/owner of this marvel is delightfully enthusiastic and eccentric, turning your expectations inside out and investing the whole experience with his abundant personality. The entire collection is clearly a labour of love, and in my opinion is an unmissalbe experience if you're visiting Berlin. Amazing!! See More
Diana Ioan
· March 17, 2017
Not a just a museum, but a dimension. There are around 0 chances not to like the 50%mad-50%genius owner and his awesome "playground". Loved it!
Natasha Boardman-Steer
· September 20, 2017
Brilliant museum - a must see for anyone who loves creativity, inventions, innovation and design.
Laura Lulika
· January 20, 2015
Amazing! The entry price includes an excellent tour from the owner, he's very passionate about what he does, it's not only informative but he also really inspires the imagination. Everyone should go!
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