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Campaign for Vienna Design Week
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Vienna Design Week

Vienna Design Week turns the city into an annual design hotspot - this year for the eleventh time. In collaboration with Vienna’s museums, product manufacturers and designers from all over the world, the festival offers a variety of opportunities to learn more about the topic of design, with over 100 events, exhibitions, installations, tours, and plenty of parties.

Focus on the 15th district and host country Romania

This year’s guest country, Romania, will be represented throughout Vienna Design Week. An important location for this year’s festival is the 15th district, where both festival headquarters are also located. At the Festival headquarters North in the Blue House (Europaplatz 1), there is an information point, a pop-up café and a large number of contributions - from exhibitions to workshops. All of the festival talks and other events are held in the Festival headquarters South at Sparkassaplatz 4 in an architectural jewel by Johann Georg Gsteu. Two stops of the Passionswege are also located in the 15th district.


The “Passionswege” are the heart of Vienna Design Week: Six selected designers from Austria and abroad are invited to create experimental and playful collaborations with Viennese stores and traditional businesses such as the glassware specialist Lobmeyr, the Vienna Silver Factory, the Petz Horn Manufactory and the Hegenbart Coppersmiths. This allows local production sites to be rediscovered and revitalized. The results of this collaboration can be seen on a tour of the businesses.

During Vienna Design Week, exhibitions are shown in the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, in the Museum of Technology and in the Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz.

Vienna Design Week

29 September - 8 October 2017
Detailed program available at

Two designers in a horn manufactory

Passionswege: Petz Horn Manufactory

© Christoph Jelinek
People in front of the Vienna Silver Factory

Passionswege: Vienna Silver Factory

© Kollektiv Fischka / Kramar
Festival headquarters of the Vienna Design Week

Festival headquarters South

© Robert Rüf

Video about design and shopping in Vienna, including an interview with Lili Hollein, founder and curator of Vienna Design Week

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