Vienna Design Week
September 27 – October 06, 2019
Austria’s biggest and most international design festival addresses essential and topical issues relating to design. Designers from Vienna, Austria and all of Europe experiment, present and discuss. VIENNA DESIGN WEEK interlinks and activates the entire city and its design potentials. From 27 September to 6 October 2019, Vienna will once more become a “City Full of Design” for the 13th time in a row.
The festival views design as an integral element of everyday life that far transcends any merely aesthetic contribution but rather acts as a multifaceted, deeply effective instrument of society. On ten days in autumn, Vienna will again showcase design in its myriad formats – exhibitions, product presentations, workshops, participatory projects, talks and tours across the city -, while this year’s focus district Alsergrund will reveal novel, surprising and trendsetting insights.
The event will feature national and international projects, positions, creative and production processes as well as experimental approaches in the fields of architecture or graphics as well as in product, furniture, industrial and social design. However, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is not conceived solely for an expert audience but open to discourse in all directions by involving both an interested local public and visitors to Vienna. The objective lies in familiarising the widest possible audience with the innovations, concepts and design processes underpinning the products and systems that surround us.
New projects too, are developed in the context of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. Towards this goal, the festival adopts a varied curated programme and strives for innovation. By blending and combining different disciplines, special attention is given to the links between design and business and to the promotion of experimental approaches. As a result, the festival has established itself as a steadily growing network of Austrian and international creative professionals and enterprises that unites and reciprocally strengthens culture, business and media. As a content -oriented design festival, the 13th VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is concerned, precisely like its predecessors, with making the wide range of issues, challenges, work practices and problem-solving skills in design visible and perceptible.