ROMANIAN DESIGN WEEK // BY THE INSTITUTE

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Wood and Wool has its starting point in the interest of young Romanian designers to embrace the knowledge of local craftsmen. Showcasing works by 25 Romanian designers, the exhibition focuses on the uses of natural materials in contemporary societies. Both Romanian innovation and tradition have recurrently referred to natural textures and, most frequently, to wood […]

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Don’t be off the track and find your way through Romanian Design Week events. Download our app here, both for iOS and Android. for iOS for Android Install and make sure you don’t miss a thing, keep track with all the opening hours and plan ahead your visits. This great app is the courtesy of our friends from Mind Treat Studios and mReady. […]

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  Save the date for the second edition of Architecture Studios Night. Thursday, 22th of May, from 6pm to 12pm, 10 architecture studios and architectural workshops will open their gates and invite friends, architects, students, designers and enthusiasts to visit their headquarters or join in to a special party, to get to know the team, […]

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Once again, the team at Intro has set itself up for exposing the main ideas and approaches in contemporary furniture design during their 2014 edition of the exibition ”Design Trendbook”. This year’s trends will be presented through a series of videos and photos taken during the Milan Furniture Fair, the industry’s main international event which […]

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The different ways in which members within organizations today work and interact undergo a deep transformation process, together with the continuously evolving technology and digitalization. “Breaking the walls” thus means replacing the traditional working spaces with new, multi-functional ones. Offices today become populated by fluid and flexible partitions, new areas dedicated to informal meetings, and […]

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“Urban Design Fusion” – explores the relationship between expressive and functional in the creation of visual and object. The theme of the exhibition is the influence of the urban environment in contemporary design. Can urban areas be a possible source of inspiration? Can designers be inspired when it comes to urban? The Gallery 15 Design […]

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THE ARTIST

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The ARTIST Restaurant is a concept that focuses on integrating design and creativity as distinctive values in gastronomy, emphasizing the beauty in its details. Here, Dutch Chef /Owner Paul Oppenkamp is creating complex recipes in seasonal menu cycles using modern cooking techniques revealing a new dimension to guests’ culinary experience. In continues search for special […]

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Future Garden//Modulab Modulab’s projects are mostly based on DIY tech innovations as they mix different hacking techniques with interactive technologies and spectacular visual effects. Within its own research program, Modulab team created, seven years ago, the first holographic projection, and also the first haptic multi-touch screen, Tactil. In 2012 they brought 3D scanning and 2D […]

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  Oestridae Dominant is a parasite – hybrid and symbolizes the political system- verminous-  in Romania- the parasitic relationship of  Romanian politicians with Romanian voters. Oestridae is a species of fly that lives under the skin of mammals. In his vision Crețu depicts a well-tuned mechanical device which, like a helicopter, monitors its subjects from above. Oestridae Dominant was […]

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Sunday, 18th May, starting 11 AM, De-a Arhitectura invites you to an Architecture Hunting, a hunting game meant for children age 5-15, which main goal is to find the clues hidden in the Main Expo, getting familiar with the Architecture, learning new things and ideas about Design, and having a positive experience associated with it. […]

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IGLOO

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Urban ice blocks//Igloo media: Through a local insert of the “handmade urban design” type, we aim to transform, for 2-3 days, a central urban space, part of the local heritage and situated between two historical buildings, but currently used as a parking spot, into an urban lounge, where people can relax and enjoy themselves to […]

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RO SELECT

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Ro Select is proud to showcase fresh talent during Romanian Design Week, bringing four young fashion labels to the spotlights: To each his own Paradise, Warp Hood, Drac de Mare and Vintage Select. The first Ro Select Pop-Up Shop will be hosted by Control Club between the 18th and 20th of May, right in the […]

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Lena Criveanu is waiting for you with the doors of her cosy chic place open for a fashion-soiree sweet escape. You can cut, mix&match, pick from fabrics and textures and basically design your own piece; We have everything included so you can cut deep. And the best part? You will be having her close to […]

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Wednesday, from 17.00, you are invited to attend an upcycling workshop and to the presentation of Eco Social Shop, where our main concern is creative reconditioning of the furniture and reuse of recyclable materials. Workshop participants will be able to recycle objects provided by us or bring their own old or used object. Participants will […]

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People meet in design and design lies in everyone. Urban Tessellation is a workshop-event promoting design as a complex creative process by means of an interactive installation that visitors will compose out of successive layer in order to produce a state-of-the-art design object. The installation will be developed by participants, using light modular structures that […]

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On May 23rd, Zeppelin and Eurodite invite you to the opening of Carol Factory, a new urban centre for creative industries, culture and events in Bucharest. Carol factory is located in the historic Filaret area next to the Carol I Park, and it will host its first public event on the  theme of transformation of […]

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Carmen Secareanu is opening the first shop under the name SORS Laboratory. Laboratory because it’s a place to experiments, where you could find clothes, design objects, lamps, furniture, objects, art installation, bags, accessories, sheets, curtains, a place in continuos movement. SORS is a new concept, a new line, pret-a-porter for both men and women with […]

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SELENIT Project is a complex fashion experiment going with the shifting cultural paradigm of the 21st Century, being a collaborative project of the National University of Arts, Bucharest, Fashion department, coordinated by Dr Ioana Sanda Avram. This project aims to introduce a new creational system, based on trained and educated creativity, collaborative creation, the mentality […]

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Plastilina is a colorful rehabilitation of an old house from Bucharest, located at Olari Street, No. 8 and a new fundraising project for The Cultural Foundation Imbold. The area is formed of two pieces:­­ the house itself, built in 1893, which will be used to host cultural events such as performances, theatre acts, music concerts […]

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The first MoMi prototype will be displayed as an installation: the structure is visible, the walls are made of see-through materials (thick polyethylene), with hand-drawn images suggesting possible furniture for the inside and finishes for the exterior. MoMi will be placed in a large garden to be found at 40 Calarasi Street, where it will […]

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The Palace of Bucharest Chamber of Commerce will host the Main Exhibition and the Students Gallery, as well as a series of conferences and workshops dedicated to those interested in design, but also activities dedicated to children: a treasure-hunt and other interactive educational programs. Design EXPO Main Exhibition // May 16-25 Monday-Friday // 12-22 Weekend // […]

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Over 60 collateral events draw the map of design and places in Bucharest during Romanian Design Week 2014. This year, the collateral events have been grouped according to their typology: Design Expo, Design Talks, Design Happens, Design Sells, Design by night and Design Kids. In the Design Expo category, we gathered all sort of exhibitions […]

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Ambasadorul Designului

The international scene sees Romanian design as though they’re looking at it through a kaleidoscope – a composite of colors, shapes and personalities. This heterogeneous character is the one that’s been making all the difference. It is our firm belief that this diversity would find an easier way to success if – paradoxically – the […]

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Designer's Drive In

Designer’s Drive-in is a pop-up store & showroom / an exhibition / collection of selected Romanian designers, a temporary art zone curated by us. Saturday, 24th of May, during Romanian Design Week, a new edition of Designers Drive In Will take place at the French Institute, Bd Dacia 77.             […]

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Recycled Urban Furniture Competition and Expo From 16 to 25th May, drop by the Ark anytime between 9am and 9pm to see the latest design manifesto of recycled urban furniture designers. You can admire Justin Baroncea’s works and get a look at the winners of the innovative Recycled Urban Furniture competition. If you have an […]

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“Opening My Precious. Atelier & Showroom” You are invited to the opening of the workshop & showroom “My Precious”, contemporary jewelry and hand painted porcelain. “My Precious” is a collaboration between 3 designers: Una ca Luna by Anca Vintila Dragu, ALLIAGE by Dana Tudor si Rodica Richard jewelry. They open the doors to the public […]

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Fabrik-72+87 presents ‘the Visiting card’ – temporary themed exhibition and launch of a book without ISBN about the piece of cardboard with written or typed signs, indicating the name, profession and address of a person. Promoters: Fabrik is an interdisciplinary shop that creates paper objects. We put together today’s technology with techniques from the XV […]

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ECO ARHIPELEAG

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ECO-ARHIPLEAGO is an event dedicated  to children. Children together with the landscapists from Evergreen Project and  the architects from Space Syntax will build floating  islands representing, in miniature, the nature from  the most attractive villages in the Danube Delta: Crișan, Old Chilia, Periprava, Letea, Mila 23, Cararoman, St. George, Sulina. The islands will float for […]

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Seeing that today we are more estranged from our surrounding world than our grandparents used to be, we offer a chance to rediscover your adventure spirit and your curiosity through our interactive educational programmes for kids aged 2 to 8 within the Romanian Design Week.  People are able to be fascinated by their surroundings if […]

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Hotel Discret is a major retrospective devoted to product and graphic design made in Romania between 1950 and 1990. Our idea was to create an exhibition that would host, in a homogenous context, urban signs, volumetric letters and specific grocery products packaging designed and produced in Romania, in the second half of the 20th century. Unfortunately, […]

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OKOLO // CENTRUL CEH

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LIGHT SCULPTURES, CZECH TABLE LAMP 1950 – 1990  Curator: Adam Stech  Craphic Design: Matej Cincera, Jan Kloss  Production: OKOLO, Studio Cincera The creative group of OKOLO presents the Evolution of Czech Lamps 1950-1990, exhibition which comprises a curatorial selection of several table lamps made during this period in the former Czechoslovakia. The exhibition is an unrestricted […]

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Antalis Romania & BUCHAREST DESIGN CENTER & present a workshop dedicated to the Romanian creative community: “Bucharest talks tomorrow design: Indoor, Outdoor. Paper is not dead”, at Impact Hub Bucharest on May 22nd, 18:30. Keynote speaker, Aude Cellerier, Brand Manager of Arjowiggins Creative Papers France, special guest of Antalis, will debate together with creative industries’ […]

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BAND OF CREATORS

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For the moment they can`t say who they are because this is going to be a big surprise….FOR THEM! Saturday, May 24, they ask you to join them and help them choose their next designers. Sounds like fun? They promise it will be. Rules are simple: six talented designers will bring their Spring -Summer ‘14 […]

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The 11th edition of the largest contemporary jewelry fair in southeastern Europe takes place at Sala Dalles (a MNAC venue) and will be part of the White Night of Museums circuit, with an extensive program up until 9 PM on Saturday, May 17. Autor 11 is set to be highly animated: over 65 exhibitors, of […]

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Bucuresti Optimixed aims to highlight the corners of Bucharest that make us smile, through reinterpreting images by invited artists. They put their mark not only on the work itself, but also in the mind of viewers by adding surprise elements into selected frames, items that will be remembered every subsequent review of the places in […]

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Atelierul Magazine invites you to find out more about the world of design at Meet the designers, a collateral event which is part of the Romanian Design Week. Lachatterie (fashion designer), Wood be nice (object designer), Ana Tudora from Deliciu Mic (polymer clay artist) and Andra Badea the creator of Cuteoshenii (illustrator), are the 4 […]

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Romanian Design Week 2014 is the perfect opportunity for Ping Pong to open up to contemporary design and we invited two of our favorite creators to be our special guests for the occasion. We created a setting in which we present a selection of repurposed ping pong objects. The creations of our guests will playfully […]

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A brand new event organized by RDW, the most fashionable night of the year. Fashion’s Night Out will draw the most glamorous route of fashion concept stores or designers’ showrooms in Bucharest, where great events, special launches and cocktail parties will prove that the latest trend is to party.   ADELINA IVAN // 5 Josef Pilsudski Street […]

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Romanian Design Week launches a Call for Projects for the Students’ Gallery between 26th of  February and 18th of April. (DDL EXTENSION – Friday // 25th of April).

This competition is open to undergraduate students only.

Romanian Design Week is proud to present a special showcase including works by all year students at fine arts and architecture in major universities. The students’ gallery will reunite works custom made for this event, developed on specific briefs, related with this year theme: Design in public space.

The exhibition will showcase prototypes and sketches, transforming the display into an incubator of emerging talents, representing a clear vision of contemporary and fresh Romanian design.

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You can submit your entry form here. Before filling in this form, please read the 2014 RDW Rules, available here. The rules contain practical information about the next steps, if you are selected to join the RDW main exhibition. Also you can read there the participant’s and organizer’s responsibilities and tasks.

The Main Theme of 2014, represented in all RDW events: DESIGN IN PUBLIC SPACES

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You can submit your entry form here. Before filling in this form please read the rules for collateral events available here.

Once you’ve submitted this form, send us an e-mail to hello@romaniandesignweek.com, containing a photo archive (5 relevant photos with your location or from previous events organised by you .jpg /.png formats). This is a “must do” of the submission, you can’t go further in the evaluation if you didn’t send us the photos.

The submission must be completed no later than 21st of February 2014, 6 PMDDL EXTENSION – 7th of March 2014, 6 PM.

The Main Theme of 2014, represented in all RDW events: DESIGN IN PUBLIC SPACES

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The Rules are established by THE INSTITUTE. For any questions please contact us at hello@romaniandesignweek.com.

About Romanian Design Week

Romanian Design Week is created and organized by The Institute. After a Preview edition that took place in 2013, the first edition of Romanian Design Week will take place between 16-25 May 2014. Romanian Design Week is an event dedicated to Romanian design that addresses a broad public of professionals, amateurs and enthusiasts. Romanian Design Week will involve cultural venues, galleries, design studios, hotels and restaurants, which embody the city’s creative dynamic, setting a vibrant itinerary of exhibitions, pop-up shops, creative conferences, parties and other events.

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What about the theme

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Romanian Design Week 2014 will run from May 16 to May 25 and will focus on the importance of design in public spaces. The design is a bridge between communities, concerns and aesthetic layers and the focus of this edition will be on the environment that we all share, on the collective space and on how design helps us to communicate, interpret and improve our lives.

2014 Edition will include the following domains: Graphic Design, Branding and Advertising // Architecture, Urban Planning and Interior Design // Fashion Design // Product Design // Lifestyle Design ( which includes Food Design, Sound Design and Digital Design).

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Students Gallery @ RDW

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Romanian Design Week – Preview is proud to present a special showcase including works from arts and architecture students from major Romanian universities. The “Students’ Gallery” @ Romanian Design Week reunites top students portfolios, prototypes and sketches in the same historic location as the main exhibition – the Ştirbei Palace. The exhibition is open from […]

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PATZAIKIN helps people to surf in different ways the traditions, the cultural and natural environments, believing that design can reconnect people to the power of simplicity and authenticity of life. Romanian-based designer Oláh Gyárfás is the creative head behind the PATZAIKIN brand. He is interested in experimenting with materials and inspired by the possibilities of […]

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Verde-n fata 21 May, Carol 53 (53, Carol St) On Tuesday, the 21th of May, Carol 53 will host the exhibition “Verde-n fata”: a group of visual artists, landscape architects, object designers, photographers, musicians, interior architects and environmental activists will advance an interpretation of nature that combines several forms of artistic expression.   design/furniture/photo/painting/art installation/soup/music/fun […]

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Friday, May 25th | Dianei4 4, Dianei St, at noon. Free entrance. Fashion Picnic, the 13th edition brings together fashion design enthusiasts and peculiar culinary customs in a cosy atmosphere at Dianei4.  The event starts exactly at brunch time, when a couple of Romanian designers will present their central pieces from the summer collection. Fashion […]

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The main exhibition covers eight domains: advertising, architecture, digital design, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, product design and photography and represents both a dialogue opportunity for design aficionados and its professionals and a chance for designers to promote their creations and to interact with other domains being, at the same time, a celebration of […]

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The product design exhibition at Stirbei Palace will include works signed by some of the most important Romanian designers. The selection was made along with Mihai Gurei, Creative Director & Owner of Intro. “This exhibition is an opportunity for us to talk about our local talents, about the effort it takes to build a career […]

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The main exhibition for Romanian Design Week – will be open starting Friday, May 17th, 6 PM, in a beautiful place: the Stirbei Palace (107-109, Calea Victoriei). Exhibition domains: architecture, advertising, digital design, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, product design, photography. The showcases were chosen by a group of creative consultants: Adrian Soare, Serban […]

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Let’s meet and talk about your photography! Who will review your portfolio: Tudor Prisăcariu – www.tudorprisacariu.com Tudor Prisăcariu is a Romanian photographer and digital designer/developer. He was born in 1984 in Bucharest, Romania, where he lives and works. Tudor enjoys taking long distance walks and documenting what he sees through photographs. He traveled around Romania […]

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  The strategic and multidisciplinary design studio Hello Menthol brings its puckishest posters to the air. At Acuarela, between 19th and 25th of May (daily, from 1 pm to 1am) They’ll be hangin’ printed stuff designed for Atelierul de Producție, Bunătărie, Red Bull Art of Can and, of course, Acuarela. 19th of May – 25th of […]

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Eclecticó Studio

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Eclecticó Studio is opening its doors this spring as a new venue entirely dedicated to design. Located in a marvelous Art Deco villa on Strada Constantin Budisteanu 18, the showroom is part of Romanian Design Week map and offers the public an eclectic mix of design products, both vintage and contemporary. From the very beginning, they […]

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Intro will create a multimedia presentation, a “Design Trend Book” with oversized pages. It’s content will be a synthesis of the latest ideas and concepts in the field of product design based on this years’ novelties prezented by leading international companies, prototypes created by emerging designers or conceptual exhibitions curated by Europe’s greatest design schools. […]

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Fashion Exhibition

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The fashion exhibition at Sitbei Palace will include works signed by some of the most important romanian designers. The selection was made along with Maurice Munteanu and Domnica Mărgescu, from Elle Romania. “Romanian Design Week appeared at the moment when we were all asking where Romanian design is heading to. There are many Romanian designers […]

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Stirbei Palace

  The central location for the Romanian Design Week – Preview is the Stirbei Palace on Calea Victoriei, 107-109, in Bucharest. This is where the main exhibition, covering all eight domains, will take place. The palace was built in 1835 following the drawings of the French architect Michel Sanjouand. It belonged to Barbu Dimitrie Stirbei […]

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Romanian Design Week

Romanian Design Week – Preview covers eight domains: advertising, architecture, digital design, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, product design and photography.   The event will include a central exhibition, the students’ gallery, parties, fairs and workshops, as well as many collateral events. The central exhibition that will take place at The Ştirbei Palace in […]

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Mission

The aim of Romanian Design Week is to showcase, to support and to promote Romanian design and, furthermore, Romanian creative industries by presenting them to a wider, global audience. By encouraging Romanian design, the event will manage to promote Romanian culture and the talent that nourished it. Our main objective is educating and encouraging educational […]

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Stirbei Palace

Stirbei Palace

The central location for the Romanian Design Week – Preview is the Ştirbei Palace on Calea Victoriei, 107-109, in Bucharest. This is where the main exhibition, covering all eight domains, will take place. The palace was built in 1835 following the drawings of the French architect Michel Sanjouand. It belonged to Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei (1799-1869), […]

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Creative Consultants

The central exhibition hosted by Romanian Design Week will be set at the Ştirbei Palace (107-109, Calea Victoriei). Each RDW domain is “curated” by a creative consultant. The exhibition design is signed by Architect Attila Kim [www.attilakim.com]   Adrian Soare. Architecture. Adrian Soare graduated from Ion Mincu Bucharest Institute of Architecture in 1999. Shortly after, […]

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Contact

You can contact the Romanian Design Week team using the following details:   General e-mail: hello@romaniandesignweek.com (@ all domains)   Press inquiries: maria.neneciu@institute.ro / +40 730 709 478. Sponsorship: silvia.floares@institute.ro.  

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advertising * architecture * digital design * fashion design * graphic design * interior design * photography * product design   Romanian Design Week Preview is the first event entirely dedicated to Romanian design that addresses a broad public of professionals, amateurs and enthusiasts. ROMANIAN DESIGN WEEK PREVIEW IN 2013 Romanian Design Week domains include: […]

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