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The Netherlands, guest country at the Romanian Design Week

The exhibition Romanian Design Week 2015, due to take place during May 15 – 24, will present over 130 designers and 150 works. These are the best projects that appeared since the last edition in the fields of Arhitecture, Fashion, Graphic Design, Lifestyle and Product Design.

In 2015, Holland is the first country invited to Romanian Design Week,  with the support of the Dutch Embassy to Bucharest. The intention of the Dutch presence at RDW is to promote Dutch design industry, to share knowledge and experience, creating the perfect frame for eventual collaborations of Dutch designers and Romanian counterparts or design companies.

The program of the 2015 edition promotes Dutch design by exhibitions, workshops and meetings, initiated by Dutch designers and companies, due to take place both at Gabroveni Inn, besides the RDW central exhibition, as well as other locations in Bucharest, and they will represent the Dutch design route: Dutch Design Awards Exhibition, The Architecture of Textiles by Freyke Hartemink & Aura Luz Melis, the Temporary Studio Design Thinkers by DesignThinkersGroup at Gabroveni Inn, the story of noetsj wool at The Institute Café, Neverending Story by Sorin Bechira at Grand Cafe Van Gogh and Romanian Design Week Special Menu atThe Artist.

Moreover, this year’s program will feature five more European countries: Austria, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark and Finland – by various conferences, debates and projects.

Sweden, Denmark and Finland sign a common project entitled Nordic Corner, due to include two exhibitions and a specially arranged area, that will recreate the atmosphere of an authentic Northern country. Vienna Design Week Embassy signs the interactive exhibition Performing Vienna, the Czech Centre in Bucharest presents the installation “By the clicking an eye” by Ondřej Vicena, The Swedish and Finnish Embassies prepare the exhibition Emerging Trends in Scandinavian Design, curated by Petra Lilja, and the Swedish design studio Glimpt exhibits its latest projects as part of the Glimpt project in Romania.

Another important point in the program Romanian Design Week is the event  Meet the Designers. All of the designers will be present at the Central Exhibition and will greet the audience willing to meet them and to find out as much as possible about their projects, as part of the special event that takes place on Saturday, May 23, between 11 and 13.

At Gabroveni Inn, during the central exhibition, there will be the Intro afternoon talks, two conferences signed by Intro – Create from a Marketing Perspective and Education in Design: How Romanian School Relates to European Tendencies; the exhibition Play&Rewind, presented by Unicredit Țiriac Bank and the projection of the short animation film “Omulan!”, by Matei Branea.

Just like in previous years, the map of Romanian Design Week este is completed by collateral locations, coffee shops, boutique stores, restaurants, galleries, all of them having in common the passion for design. Therefore, during ten days, over 60 projects, exhibitions and workshops will be organized in other locations in Bucharest.

 

 

 

 

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