Date(s) - 27/09/2019 - 06/10/2019
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Austria’s largest curated design festival, Vienna Design Week celebrates local potential on an international scale. Vienna Design Week showcases design in myriad formats – exhibitions, product presentations, workshops, participatory projects, talks and tours across the city – while this year’s focus district Alsergrund will reveal novel, surprising and trendsetting insights. The festival views design as an integral element of everyday life that transcends merely aesthetic contribution and acts as a multifaceted, deeply effective instrument of society. It features national and international projects, as well as experimental approaches in the fields of architecture, graphic, product, furniture, industrial and social design. With Finland as the guest country for 2019, the festival sheds light on the country’s multifaceted history of design. Curated and developed by designer Tero Kuitunen, the exhibition Wild at Heart on contemporary Finnish design will form the centrepiece of the presentation.
“In the exhibition, I want to present design pieces, fine art, fashion, sculpture and photography. I think it’s interesting and also important to show just how multidimensional the field we call design is.”, says curator Tero Kuitunen on the exhibition.