CONTENT 2018
OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 23

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.

OCTOBER 16

SLOVENIAN AND BIG SEE DESIGN AWARDS – OPENING AND AWARD GIVING CEREMONY

The opening gala evening with its design award giving ceremony represents the main event of the Month of Design Festival. The national design awards have been granted at the Month of Design since 2003. This year, for the first time, the regional awards for inte-rior design, fashion, and product design will be given as well. These awards aim to criti-cally 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.

REGIONAL BIG SEE AWARDS:
– BIG SEE INTERIOR AWARD
– BIG SEE PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD
– BIG SEE FASHION AWARD
– BIG SEE WOOD AWARD
– BIG SEE TOURISM AWARD

SLOVENIAN DESIGN AWARDS:
– DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD: the award for the best product design achievement that has been created in the last year
– INTERIOR OF THE YEAR AWARD: the award for the best interior design achievement that has been created in the last year
– TIMELESS DESIGN AWARD: the design which has stood the test of time and proved its everlasting value
– PROSPECTIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: for recognisable achievements designed by young talents in the fields of industrial design, fashion, and architecture

OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 23

MONTH OF DESIGN EXHIBITION / BIG SEE 2018

Exhibition of award-winning products and projects of South-East Europe in the fields of product and fashion design, architecture (interior) as well as wood and tourism.

OCTOBER 17

BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, AND INTERIOR

ALICE CONFERENCE

Sustainable Cities and Communities; innovation, design, and design management strategies for sustainable future

The International Scientific Conference A.L.I.C.E organised by the Faculty of Design is a unique opportunity for designers, architects, researchers, academics, and professionals to share the latest knowledge related to sustainable cities and communities. The conference will be focusing on sustainable design, green design innovations, energy planning of cities and neighbourhoods with an emphasis on a balanced approach to environmental, socio-economic, and technical aspects of sustainability. The themes include innovative approaches related to education and training in the field of sustainable development. The conference aims to increase the awareness of the state-of-the-art strategies and best practices around the world in order to integrate sustainable development approaches into design practices.

WOOD ICON CONFERENCE

An all-day conference intends to encourage the innovative practices in woodworking industry. There will be some woodworking professionals discussing topical issues ad-dressing the development of innovative woodworking in Slovenia and wider region. The following topics will be discussed at the conference: research and development projects, adequate human resources, links between business and education, primary wood processing in the region, technological innovations in the field of woodworking, business opportunities of high added value, woodworking policies, wooden constructions, design and branding in order to establish more competitive markets.

FREE ENTRANCE ONLY WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION. REGULAR FEE AT THE ENTRANCE REGISTRATION DESK 7 EUR. (SEE REGISTRATION FORMS BELLOW)

LECTURES INTERIOR 180°

Interior 180 ° involves short presentations given by the pioneering and successful archi-tects working in the field of interior design. The purpose of the stage format is to share ideas and connect architects with other representatives of creative sectors and with in-vestors to create a better living environment in the new world. The architects’ business strategies are also going to be presented during the stage lectures.

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LECTURES WOOD 180°

Wood 180 ° is represented by BIG SEE presentations introducing the award winners in the field of woodworking. They are going to talk about the products that were created on the account of their own development strategies and they are also planning to present their development visions needed for successful business operations in the new world.

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ARCHITECTURAL TABLES (for investors)

Architectural tables comprise individual business talks among interior suppliers, archi-tects, and investors financing interior renovations. These architectural tables are sup-posed to serve as an effective medium providing useful exchange of expert opinions, in-formation and advice.

BUSINESS CONTACT  TABLES: WOOD AND ARCHITECTURE 

Business Contact tables (wood and archiecture) consist of individual, one-to-one, discus-sions with the visiting architects, the authors of the wooden architectural projects. Contact tables represent an opportunity for those Slovene woodworking companies that aim to establish themselves in foreign markets with the architects’ support. For additional information please contact Mr Ivan Ferjančič, mobile: 031 257 809.

BUSINESS AND ARCHITECTURE FORUM: WOODEN INTERIORS

You are kindly invited to attend Business Architectural forum on the topic of Wooden Interiors, which has been organised by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology – Directorate for Woodworking and SPIRIT Slovenia – Public Agency in cooperation with Zavod Big and the Association of Woodworkers in Slovenia and some other partners.
Due to its unique physical and aesthetic characteristics wood tends to create pleasant atmosphere in our living spaces, therefore it is becoming more and more popular in interior design. Top-level foreign architects will present trends and opportunities related to using wood and wooden furniture when carefully planning public interiors.

FREE ENTRANCE, ONLINE REGISTRATION MANDATORY. (SEE REGISTRATION FORMS BELLOW)

BIG SEE WOOD AWARDS

The regional awards for excellence in woodworking will be awarded at the festival in the following categories: wooden houses, city and community, interiors and furniture, and small wooden items. The purpose of these awards is to promote the use of wood when dealing with architectural-construction projects and when designing furniture & everyday products, which will consequently have positive effects on the growth of the wood processing sector in the region, and at the same time contribute to the higher quality of living.

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OCTOBER 18

BIG SEE FORWARD-THINKING ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

DESIGN² EXPO AND TASTE FASHION

Design² is a promotional event that aims to present well-designed products, ideas, and services. It is supposed to highlight the importance of design creativity and the significance of spotting young talents.

Taste Fashion is a sales fashion show promoting works by the selected fashion designers from Slovenia and wider region. The visitors will have an opportunity to experience unforgettable style transformations with the assistance of some visiting stylists, make-up artists, and experienced hairdressers.

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LECTURES BUSINESS AND DESIGN180˚: NEW CHALLENGES FOR THE NEW WORLD

Successful entrepreneurs having a certain design vision, representatives of educational and professional institutions and other experts will be discussing economic-design challenges that are becoming more and more prominent due to the increasing economic and social changes; what is the role of design supposed to be in this dynamic and fast changing world; 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 award winners in the areas of product and fashion design, 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.

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BUSINESS DESIGN FORUM: PROGRESS POWERED BY DESIGN

Zavod Big in coproduction with Center for Creativity (Center za kreativnost) invites you to take part at the Business & Design Forum in the frame of Month of Design 2018.
The representatives of some breakthrough companies with design-aware culture from South East Europe will present the strategies and visions of their own brand development at the conference. 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.
Read more here… 

FREE ENTRANCE ONLY WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION. REGULAR FEE AT THE ENTRANCE REGISTRATION DESK 7 EUR. (SEE REGISTRATION FORMS BELLOW)

NOVEMBER 15

CREATIVE TOURISM AND EAT & DRINK DESIGN

CREATIVE TOURISM CONFERENCE: TOURISM FOR THE NEW WORLD

The development of high value-added tourism products, supported by the involvement of creative industries, can represent an answer to the question: How to contribute to the development of the South-Eastern European region in such a way that it becomes a creative, sustainable tourist destination, and how to avoid the traps of the mass, low-budget tourism?
During the discussions we will become familiar with the first-hand experience of those who have managed to create successful tourism stories and are able to develop, by means of creative industries, high value-added services. Various tourist policy makers will be discussing current issues that can play an important role in the strategic development of tourism in the region.

FREE ENTRANCE ONLY WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION. REGULAR FEE AT THE ENTRANCE REGISTRATION DESK 7 EUR. (SEE REGISTRATION FORMS BELLOW)

BIG SEE TOURISM AWARDS

This year, for the first time, the awards for creative and original tourist destinations in South-East Europe will be awarded at the festival. These tourist destinations offer an unforgettable experience while at the same time having a distinct local identity with the powerful authors’ signatures of those who are the creators and holders of the activities that meet the demands of modern society in an innovative manner. These awards aim to expose carefully planned innovative sustainable solutions that are supposed to have multiplicative effects on the overall development of tourist destinations with high added value.

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EAT & DRINK DESIGN

Eat & Drink Design is a social event of the Month of Design, and it has been carried out as an independent culinary-design event since 2008. This year, for the first time, we will have an opportunity to see and taste the culinary delicacies from South-East Europe that will create some completely new flavours and shapes by means of joint creative energies. It will surely be an unforgettable culinary-design performance that will forever re-main in your memories and hearts.

REGISTRATION FORMS

November 15
City of Design, Dunajska cesta 123, Ljubljana, Slovenia


FREE ENTRANCE ONLY WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION. REGULAR FEE AT THE ENTRANCE REGISTRATION DESK 7 EUR.
Free registration includes:

– Conference Creative Tourism: Tourism for the New World
– Visit of the Exhibition BIG SEE Pavilions / Month of Design
– VIP EAT & DRINK DESIGN tickets for participant. Read more →

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16. OCTOBER – 23. NOVEMBER
City of Design, Dunajska cesta 123, Ljubljana

Mon-Frid, 12.00-17-00
For groups over 15 persons by agreement.

TICKETS FOR THE EXHIBITION:
Regular price: 7 eur
Students: 3 eur

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