Venice Design Week 2013
Sestiere Giudecca, 212, 30133 Venice, Italy, Venice, Italy
Venice Design Week, fourth edition, presents in Venice a series of events that involve creativity and art in crafts and industrial fields. The meetings and exhibitions will be held from 12th to 20th October 2013. The week starts by showing the design projects of the International Design Competition. We invited designers to reflect on the theme “FRIENDLY THINGS” with particular attention to the development of objects, systems, and equipments that could help people in their daily activities. We think that it is important to point the attention on functionality of objects and not only on their aesthetic aspects; the objects have to be simple to use. The jury members teach in the universities around the world (Barcelona, London, Paris and some US Universities). The choice of theme is central to the 2013 Venice Design Week, some initiatives involve citizens and production fabric of the surrounding area, renowned for the quality in the development of innovative projects. The companies operating in Veneto area, are invited to open the doors to meet the designers and to show to the public the process that lead to choose one project to develop it and transform it in a product, to investigate different aspects of design that are not simple ideas but that involve a wide range of expertise to get the objects that we use every day. Dialogues on Design will be held in Venice, from October 12 to 20 to amplify many points of view ranging from the sensorial and emotional sphere to involve health and well-being of the individual. Venice Design Week consists of meetings, visits, workshops and first of all, of international competition of Design.