The Shine Curators’ task was to explore, whether there are still differences between Western and South-Eastern Europe in top end product, wood and tourism design? Are there stylistic, technical, national, regional specifics – or have three decades of ever-closer co-operation resulted in a fairly similar aesthetic environment? After all, everything is accessible these days, and the best designers from all over Europe often went to the same schools.
Therefore, is design leading where politics and economies aim to arrive – or not … yet? We expect Shine Exhibition to provide a fresh insight into this challenge for European designers of several generations.