Romania Design Week
Strada Banului, Bucharest, Romania, Bucharest, Romania
The Preview edition of Romanian Design Week covered eight major disciplines: fashion, product design, interior design, architecture, digital design, graphic design, advertising and photography and included a central exhibition and 38 collateral events. Over 120 designers, more than 30 locations and over 10.000 vistiors defined the first large-scale event dedicated to Romanian design. Romanian Design Week is set to be an annual event and it was launched in order to promote design as a driving force for cultural, social and economical growth in Romania and elsewhere in the world. The event will become the highlight of the local creative industries by being an inspiring event and by bringing together a broad public of design professionals and enthusiasts. The main exhibition of the Preview edition took place at the Ştirbei Palace - located in the center of Bucharest and gathered the works of more than 90 renowned and talented Romanian designers. The preview edition also included 38 collateral events, that drew the map of Romanian design and promoted local creativity: „Bucharest Optimixed” - a collaborative project and a collective exhibition, „Made in RO” fair with focus on “traditional motifs in contemporary design”, several design exhibitions in famous art galleries, a “Fashion Picnic”, photography workshops and portfolio reviews, or vintage Romanian design exhibitions in special concept stores, among other events. The first edition of Romanian Design Week benefited from the know-how of a creative board made up of the best professionals in their field: Arhitecture – Adrian Soare, vice-president of the Romanian Arhitects Order; Interior Design – Corvin Cristian, interior designer; Product Design – Mihai Gurei, Concept Creative Manager Intro; Fashion – Maurice Munteanu, fashion editor Elle Romania and Domnica Mărgescu, fashion director Elle Romania; Advertising – Şerban Alexandrescu, Creative Director Headvertising, member of Art Directors Club Romania; Graphic Design & Digital Design –Miloš Jovanović, Graphic Designer; Photography- Cosmin Bumbuţ, photographer. The exhibition design was signed by Architect Attila Kim.