The GRASSIMESSE is an international meeting point for those interested in design and passionate for beautiful things. It is even an art exhibition and a trade fair for applied art and product design from all fields.

Artisans, designers and companies offer one-of-a-kind objects, small series, etc. from areas of fabric, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, glass, furniture, metal, leather, paper and toys. The exhibitors are chosen anew every year by a specialist jury.

GRASSIMESSE thereby reflects the world of ideas and the diversity of the current applied art and design. It continues the tradition of the historical Grassimesse even founded in 1920, which became famous as the "meeting point of modernity".

It is held every year in the second half of October at GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts in Leipzig, Germany.

application procedure

For GRASSIMESSE 2021, you can easily apply online and directly upload your files into our database.

The application consists of two steps. First, you can create a user account to register for application. In the second step, you can upload and edit your application documents.

Click HERE to Register. Already registered? Click HERE to upload your files.

Note: We offer this application procedure for the first time. Therefore, you need to register even if you already participated in GRASSIMESSE before.

The application deadline is the 15th May 2021.

The jury’s decision on participation or non-participation will be announced by the end of June.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Sabine Epple:           +49 (0)341 2229 106
Ronny Licht:             +49 (0)341 2229 240    

Jury 2021

The Jury of GRASSIMESSE 2021


  • Sabine Epple, curator modern collection GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig
  • Anett Lamprecht,  press director an deputy director GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig
  • chairmanship: Dr. Olaf Thormann, director GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig