Vienna Design Week
Vienna Design Week turns the city into an annual design hotspot - this year for the twelfth 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, workshops, and plenty of parties.
Focus on the 7th district and guest country Poland
This year's guest country, Poland, one of the biggest furniture producers in the world, will be represented throughout Vienna Design Week. An important location for this year's festival is the 7th district, Vienna's classic creative district, where the festival headquarters are also located on the site of the former Sophienspital hospital. In addition to the information point, pop-up café and the green courtyard garden, there are numerous exhibitions, talks and workshops to visit. One of the focal points is virtual and augmented reality, to be found in the VR pavilion of the festival headquarters. The exhibition also features 360-degree videos of the Vienna Tourist Board, such as a spectacular video showing Vienna from an eagle's perspective. And urban food production is also very much a key theme this year.
The “Passionswege” are the heart of Vienna Design Week: Six selected designers from Austria and abroad are invited to experimentally and playfully collaborate with Viennese shops or traditional businesses. The results of this collaboration can be seen on a tour of the businesses. Thus local production sites (especially in the focus district) are rediscovered and show a surprising side of Vienna. This year the glassware specialist Lobmeyr, the Zuckerlwerkstatt, the silversmiths Jarosinski & Vaugoin and the case and cassette manufacturer Fialka are among the exhibitors.
Vienna Design Week
September 28 to October 7, 2018
Detailed program available at www.viennadesignweek.at
Former Sophienspital hospital Festival headquarters of Vienna Design Week 2018Apollogasse 19, 1070 Wien
Video about design and shopping in Vienna, including an interview with Lili Hollein, founder and curator of Vienna Design Week