The Product Design Forum

Design, development and quality. These are the three bywords for a strategy adopted by Solingen manufactures to convince the world to buy their products. Exceptional cutlery, fine knives, and beautifully designed kitchen equipment are all the rage. Companies from Solingen – not just from the cutting goods industry – have been the recipients of many design prizes.

Visitors can judge the quality of the goods themselves in the Product Design Forum, which packages and promotes the skills of industry, craftwork and design. With the close cooperation of the Bergisch University in Wuppertal it also includes the Bergisch Institute for Product Development and Innovation Management.

The old listed central station with its airy concourse is an excellent venue for presentations. The former concourse has room for everything from congresses to exhibitions and trade fairs.

On the ground floor of the building you can find the Steinhaus Restaurant complete with café and bar, an outside terrace and a beer garden, as well as the “Solingen Cutting-Goods and Design Office”.