Budapest Design Week 2015: Home Sweet Home
Organised for the 12th time this year, Budapest Design Week takes place between 25th September and 4th October with programmes ranging from exhibitions through workshops and presentations to design tours.
The reflection or mirror image is the thread running through Reflections. In Reflections, we not only takes shape in mirrors but also in objects and surfaces created by glass and polished metal, showing the light reflecting qualities of both and the way mirror images emerge literally and incidentally. One of the motivating contexts of Reflections is Belgium’s history-making relationship with glass that continues to this day. Over a century ago, in 1903, Belgian engineers Emile Fourcault and Emile Gobbe invented the first mechanical system for the production of glass: the automatic vertical pulling of glass.
What is design?
Basically, everything around us. "It's not true that we are surrounded only by politics or trade, as it seems when you open a newspaper" - Jaime Hayon famously concluded at the 2010 BDW -"That makes only 1%, while 99% is design". The stuff created by someone to help us with any thinkable function in everyday’s life, cover and protect us, transport us, teach us, feed us... to make us happy, help us evolve, inspire us... Design is a fundamental tool for shaping a society in the 21st century, to support our communities and generate new jobs. The true story of our time is, in fact, that every single creative person is a potential business start-up, which creates new value. A country that doesn’t use these tools is in trouble.
Innovation for All workshops at Oslo Innovation Week 2014, 16-17 October 2014
Innovation for All is a two day event at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture in Oslo as part of Oslo Innovation Week 2014, focusing on people-centered design as an effective tool for innovation at public, business and citizen levels.
This year's Belgrade Design Week will take place from October 6th to 11th 2014, snugged nicely between the design weeks in London / Vienna and Eindhoven / Kortrijk.
For the ninth consecutive year, it will include the world famous international conference BDW 2014, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 9th, 10th and the 11th of October, as well as the traditional exhibition programme BDW DIZAJNPARK, the professional BDW DIZAJNLABS programme, and the additional city-wide satellite programme of BDW PREMIERS, including our notorious DIZAJNIGHTS!
Save the date: Belgrade Design Week 2014 / Brand New World Conference 06 - 11th October 2014
The "Greatest creative minds of the 21st century" from over 20 countries, from the full range of creative industries - branding, design, architecture, publishing, advertising, fashion, media, film, entrepreneurship and culture - will talk about the creation of new values in today’s fast changing world! BDW will feature the BDW Conference, now in its ninth edition, BRAND NEW WORLD, along with exhibitions, workshops, events, dinners and parties…
This autumn the 11th Budapest Design Week brings the best of Hungarian and international design to the Hungarian capital, offering a wide range of programmes between 3-12 October.
The main sponsor and the patron of the festival is the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, its leading professional partners are the Hungarian Design Council and Design Terminal, and it is organised by HIPAVILON Hungarian Intellectual Property Agency.
Barcelona, guest city at the Beijing Design Week
Barcelona was the guest city at the Beijing Design Week (BJDW), one of the most relevant events in Asia in the field of design, architecture and urban planning, held from 26 September to 3 October. Under the slogan ‘Barcelona in Beijing', Barcelona design was featured in the fourth edition of this event, an exceptional showcase for international promotion.
Barcelona Design Week considers city brands – 13 June, Barcelona
Cities increasingly need to highlight their most characteristic values in order to differentiate themselves. Some cities position themselves as technological development hubs, others as talent creation and attraction centres, as a focus for investment, as tourist attractions, as cultural icons, leisure and recreation destinations...
Design connects: everybody and everything!
From February 22 through March 2, 2014, designers, architects, representatives of the economic and business sectors as well design aficionados from around the world will meet in Munich for the third time at MCBW 2014. Their objective: to sensitize the public to design and its relevance to our society, culture and economy.