Vienna Design Week
Vienna Design Week turns the city into an annual design hotspot – in this its 16th year. 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: The 6th district
This year's annually changing focal district is Mariahilf, the 6th district. In Vienna, everyone believes they know the Mariahilf district well because of how popular the shopping street of the same name is. But between Naschmarkt and Mariahilfer Strasse are hidden numerous unknown places and local companies that are discovered and presented by Vienna Design Week. This year's festival headquarters is shared between three locations. Exhibitions, talks, and workshops will be held here, and there's also a culinary program, an aperitif bar, and, for the first time, a pop-up shop.
- Mollardgasse 50: Urban wilderness on an empty plot with a culinary program
- Rahlgasse 8: Exhibition area & workshops
- Esterházygasse 22: Exhibitions & installations, shop, aperitif bar, meeting point for guided tours and workshops
Handicraft in focus
Vienna Design Week casts light on the production processes of design and handicraft. Studio visits and tours to production sites are therefore an important component of the festival. After a hiatus, the format of the Passionswege is also back, at which international and Austrian designers are brought together with Viennese craft enterprises. This year, the host is the store of the chandelier producer Bakalowits in the 6th district. Vienna Design Week is also dedicated to the topic of "Urban Food & Design". The aim is for concrete design solutions for the food industry to be elaborated together with companies.
Vienna Design Week
September 16 - 25, 2022
Detailed program available at www.viennadesignweek.at