MONTH OF DESIGN
October 6-November 25, 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.
BIG SEE PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS – GALA OPENING AND AWARD GIVING CEREMONY
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.
LECTURES BUSINESS AND DESIGN 180˚: PROGRESS POWERED BY DESIGN
Successful entrepreneurs having a certain design vision will present the strategies and visions of their own brand development. They will try to provide answers to 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 and wins a client’s trust; and how to sell well-designed products nowadays. What could be the competitive advantages and potentials of South-East Europe and its unique identity in this global environment; how to develop innovative products with high added value that can become the generators of economic and social development.
BIG SEE product design award winners, who are capable of creating high-added value products, are going to present, in a series of short concise lectures, their experience and business strategies which help them overcome the challenges of the modern world.
DESIGN TRADE SHOW
Design Trade Show presents top design products from the region and beyond. A special dedicated exhibition area will give manufacturers, producers, design institutions and designers the opportunity to show their production live to a large and diverse group of visiting design enthusiasts, industry professionals and media alike. Design Trade Show is also an opportunity for suppliers of new materials, innovative technologies and services used in the processes of design and development of new products.
Design Match are individual business meetings for networking professionals in design, producers and suppliers with purpose to efficiently exchange expert opinions and information and to make new business contacts. They are unique opportunity to acquaint designers, developers and managers with novelties and to connect them to make new projects together.
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.
EXHIBITION OF BIG SEE AWARDED PROJECTS
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.