If you want to get an insight of the Romanian design, the third edition of Romanian Design Week is here for you. Kicked off on May 15, the biggest design dedicated event in Romania welcomes guests until Sunday, May 24.
According to The Institute, an ecosystem for creative industries in Romania, Romanian Design Week is hosted by ARCUB at Hanul Gabroveni/Gabroveni Inn, in the context of Bucharest Memory|Exploration|Imagination project, which starts the campaign of Bucharest European Cultural Capital 2021.
This year the main exhibition will comprise over 150 projects of 130 designers and design and architecture studios, with The Netherlands as invited country.
The Netherlands will be represented by exhibitions and workshops held by a mix of Dutch designers and companies at Hanul Gabroveni, but also in various locations throughout Bucharest. This year’s program welcomes the participation of 5 more European countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. These last three countries will sign a common project, entitled Nordic Corner, exhibited at Hanul Gabroveni. In addition, the foreign guests will be holding conferences, debates or even projects during the 10 days period of the event, as in the case of Vienna Design Week or the live knotting project presented by the Dutch architects Freyke Hartemink and Aura Luz Melis, and implemented with the help of National University of Arts Bucharest and Ion Mincu Architecture and Urbanism University.
While the previous editions were focusing on mapping Romanian design, the 2015 edition will be focusing on Romanian Design?s evolution and maturity, underlining the connections and the collaborations formed, as a natural consequence of the dialogue, values and common goals that many of the designers share.
Apart from the main exhibition, Romanian Design Week map also includes collateral spaces, coffee shops, boutique stores, restaurants, art galleries, briefly no less than 60 locations in Bucharest.