Vienna Design Week is coming up in the first ten days of October, with an exciting calendar of talks, exhibitions, parties, workshops and more. They've recently published the full program to their new website; head over there when you're ready for a comprehensive bout of planning.In the meantime, click the jump for a few highlights.
Follow the design process live with the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK Laboratory. In the 'show laboratory', creatives from product and graphic design will work in a public atelier, the slogan this year is "Papermania". A laboratory talk takes place most days at 5.30 pm. There'll be a wind-up party on 9 October, the last evening of the 'show laboratory', starting at 22:00. Curators of the 'show laboratory' are communication designer Erwin K. Bauer (AT) and the Neigungsgruppe Design.
Participants: Tomas Alonso, Kueang Caputo, Pixelgarten and Merz&Hess.
Design the Enjoyment
What does design have to do with food? How does styling promote enjoyment? Design an enticing chocolate. Learn how to mould daring culinary dreams in chocolate.
MINIMAL. Kunst und Möbel aus der Sammlung des MAK
This exhibition finds its starting point in American Minimal Art, which was one of the most influential artistic movements of the 20th century's second half, and goes on to deal with Minimal Art precursors and more recent further developments of minimalism in the field of furniture and "furniture-like" art. Many aspects of the minimalist aesthetic, characterized above all by a simple, clear and for the most part geometric formal language, are already evident in the furniture designed by architects during the early 20th century. Over the past few years, such furniture has been increasingly rediscovered by contemporary artists, some of whom refer explicitly to Minimal Art in their works.
Konstantin Grcic: Why Design?
A) "Why not!"
B) "Because it's a job."
C) "Because design matters."