MONTH OF DESIGN
October 8 – November 8, 2019
City of Design, Dunajska cesta 123, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Month of Design is an annual festival of know-how and creativity in design. It is an original platform for evaluation, promotion and identification of significant achievements in the field of design in the Southeast Europe and in the world. With its activities proactively promote the development of creative economy when creating a mental environment for creative and innovative interplay of ideas in creative and entrepreneurial sphere, connecting the creative entities in the new social and business environment and encourages an interdisciplinary, intergenerational and intercultural dialogue.
DESIGN EXPO TRADE SHOW
Design Expo is a trade show encompassing Big See design winning designers and brands, high-quality design products as well as innovative materials, technologies and services that are vitally important for development and design processes. It represents a great opportunity to address business and creative elite in the region (19 countries, 350 mio people), it offers brand positioning and enhances brand awareness.
DESIGN 180˚ (Brands Stage)
Companies with high-quality design products will present their visions and strategies as well as their progress and achievements driven by design.
DESIGN 180˚ (Awards Stage)
Big SEE product design award winners who are capable of creating high-added value products are going to present their experience and business strategies which help them overcome the challenges of the modern world.
Events organised by an exhibitors at their own exhibition space shall raise the visibility of a trademark and attract different business partners and clients (e.g. a meeting with a designer, an architect, a general manager, an owner…). When organised in the framework of the Month of Design, the event is to be additionally promoted in digital and printed media as the Month of Design Partner Event.
DESIGN CONFERENCE: BRANDS ON PROGRESS POWERED BY DESIGN
Internationally recognised managers and strategists from companies with design-aware culture will explore the strategies and concepts of brand development driven by design. They will answer the questions such as: how
to combine design and development of new products; how to develop a brand that is different and generates products with high added value; how to create a brand that increases recognisability, demonstrates unique values and wins a client’s trust; how they interact with consumers, and how to sell well-designed products nowadays.
BIG SEE VISIONARIES TALKS
BIG SEE DESIGN VISIONARY AWARD is intended to reward exceptional personalities who enrich and inspire design production, shift the boundaries in design and encourage creative forces in the Southeast Europe. The award winners will be discussing the background of their life-paths, the forces of their creative passions, influences they have been affected by, personal values and challenges.
BIG SEE PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS – GALA OPENING, AWARD CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION OPENING
The opening gala evening with its regional and national design award giving ceremony represents the main event of the Month of Design Festival. BIG SEE Product Design Awards recognise and expose excellence in product design from Southeast Europe. Awards aim to critically evaluate the achievements of the profession, and to draw attention to the design potential and creative power of the entire region of South-East Europe.
The exhibition in national pavilions will showcase BIG SEE awarded projects from the region Southeast Europe in categories design, fashion, interior design, wood and creative tourism.
TICKETS AND REGISTRATION
OCTOBER 8. – NOVEMBER 8
City of Design, Dunajska cesta 123, Ljubljana
For groups over 15 persons by agreement.
TICKETS FOR THE EXHIBITION:
Regular price: 7 eur
Students: 3 eur
COUPONS FOR EAT AND DRINK DESIGN