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Vienna Design Week

Vienna Design Week turns the city into an annual design hotspot – this year for 14th time. In collaboration with Vienna's museums, production companies, and local designers, the festival offers various ways to approach the topic of design: as part of  events, exhibitions, installations, guided tours, and workshops. The focus is on the diverse creative output that the local design scene is known for and ranges from product and furniture design to graphic and social design.

At the scene: 12th district

The annually changing focus district for this year is Meidling, the 12th district, whose history can be traced as a traditional workers' district, just like the industry that continues to be present here and the cultural mix of different immigrant groups. All in all, a district that is developing very dynamically. The festival headquarters are located in Meidling District Office, which accommodates the information point and pop-up café, and where numerous exhibitions, talks, and workshops take place. Due to coronavirus, the physical festival headquarters also have a virtual counterpart. It should be possible to experience the digital formats of Vienna Design Week online.

This year's host country Switzerland will be represented right across Vienna Design Week and with an exhibition in the festival headquarters.

Handicraft in focus

The "Passionswege" are the heart of Vienna Design Week and even older than Vienna Design Week itself: selected designers from Austria and abroad are invited each year to experimentally and playfully collaborate with Viennese handicraft businesses. The results of this collaboration could be seen on a tour of the businesses. This year, there is a retrospective. The exhibition "15 Years of Passionswege" presents the most outstanding objects of these collaborations.

The Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection is taking the 150th birthday of Adolf Loos (1870-1933) as an occasion to show the exhibition "Loos 2020 // Design & Redesign" during Vienna Design Week. The Imperial Furniture Collection in Vienna owns the world's largest collection of furniture by Loos and puts it into context alongside current Austrian design creators.

Vienna Design Week

September 25 – October 4, 2020
Detailed program available at

Festival headquarters:

Meidling District Office Festival headquarters of the Vienna Design Week

Theresienbadgasse 3, 1120 Wien
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Exhibition: Loos 2020 // Design & Redesign

September 25 - December 13, 2020

Vienna Furniture Museum

Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • also open on: Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Mondays between December 24 and January 6.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   180  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 90 cm wide and 160 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Seeing-eye dogs permitted. Guided group tours for wheelchair users on request.

    • Comments

      All areas accessible via elevator. Elevator 3rd-5th floor.
      Lifting platform to the first floor: door width: 83 cm, cabin depth: 117 cm, cabin width: 75 cm. Access to the restaurant / café: no steps.

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Video on design and shopping in Vienna – including an interview with Lilli Hollein, founder and curator of Vienna Design Week

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