Editorial ship ThePioneer One in Berlin, Germany

As the world’s first floating media and event ship, ThePioneer One is unique. The rooms featuring our furniture reflect the high quality of journalism produced by Media Pioneer.

Expedition ship for a new journalistic era

Gabor Steingart is one of the best-known, most successful and at the same time most contentious journalists in Germany and has a close, long-standing relationship with Walter K. He is the founder of Media Pioneer – the media company which has found its headquarters on the purpose-built media ship: ThePioneer One. Steingart describes it as an “expedition ship for a new journalistic era”. In the evening and on the weekend, ThePioneer One hosts events for up to 200 guests – from live stage shows to art projects.

Multifunctional newsroom 

The construction of the ship was challenging as its shape had to be adapted to suit the dimensions of the bridges over the Spree – allowing a maximum height of four meters. A small miracle of space, the multifunctional media ship features an 82-square-meter newsroom that can also be converted into a spacious area for events. Whether cinema or fishbowl seating or even a classical discussion group – every format is conceivable in the newsroom of ThePioneer One.

Individual and stylish furnishings

The colors and materials used in the newsroom make for an unmistakable , cozy atmosphere reflecting the corporate color pink . This is where you will find the editorial staff, with guests sitting either on our Jaan Silent Sofas, Bellows Stools or Bao Armchairs with Oki Side Tables to hand. Alternatively, guests can opt for a more classical kind of seat on our curvaceous Lox Chairs at Conference-X Tables. The bar in the newsroom is a stylish place to round off the evening with guests enjoying drinks sitting on our 375 Barstools at Deen Tables .

Elegant lighting moods

Düsseldorf-based designer Michael Horst not only envisaged functional lighting on the ship but also created lighting to bring about a club atmosphere in the evening. Light effects on the windows and outside walls of ThePioneer One catch the eye and a large LED ticker displays all the latest news. In addition to the TV and podcast studio with directing room and a separate VIP lounge for guests, ThePioneer One is also home to a briefing room which is in the bow of the ship.

Panoramic view of the city

In high-grade surroundings, the briefing room is the scene of conferences, talks and interviews with, for example, politicians, celebrities and economic experts. Editors and guests will be inspired by the views that can be enjoyed courtesy of glazed panoramic windows as they sit on our Lox Chairs at a Conference-X Table. If required, the gallery in the briefing room can be converted into a lectern or talk show studio.