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Armchair installation

Vienna Design Week

Vienna Design Week turns the city in to a design hotspot year-round. 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 theme of design, with over 150 events, exhibitions, installations, tours, and plenty of parties.

Focus on the 5th district and the guest country, the Czech Republic

This year’s guest country, the Czech Republic, will be represented throughout Vienna Design Week An important location for this year’s festival is Margareten (Vienna’s 5th district). In this district, the festival headquarters including an information point and pop-up café will be set up in the city palace of the former cabinetmakers Bothe & Ehrmann, and numerous exhibitions will be on display.


At the heart of Vienna Design Week are the "Passionswege": Seven selected designers from Austria and abroad are invited to create experimental and playful collaborations with Viennese stores and traditional businesses such as the Augarten Porcelain Manufactory, the glassware specialist Lobmeyr or the neon system producer Neon Kunze. This allows local production sites to be rediscovered and revitalized. The results of these collaborations can be seen on a tour of the businesses. Many of the stations on the Passionswege are also in the 5th district.

Exhibitions celebrating the festival’s 10th anniversary will be on display in the Hofmobiliendepot and the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art. Vienna Design Week 2016 will focus particularly on graphic design and industrial design.

Vienna Design Week

Sept. 30 – Oct. 9, 2016
Detailed program available at

Festival headquarters:

Bothe & Ehrmann

Schlossgasse 10-14, 1050 Wien
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Armchair installation

Armchair installation in the festival headquarters at Bothe & Ehrmann

Production site of neon systems

The 2016 Passionswege make a stop at Neon Kunze.


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Augarten Porcelain Manufactory
Augarten Porcelain Manufactory

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

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