Month of Design
|Dunajska cesta 20, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 431 2222|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 431 3174|
|Organised by||Zavod Big - Creative Industries of SE Europe|
|Festival dates||20.10.2015 - 20.11.2015|
19.10.2016 - 19.11.2016
17.10.2017 - 17.11.2017
|Zmago Novak, Managing Director|
|Ivan Ferjančič, Editorial Director|
In 2009 under the theme "Sustaining Design Excellence" the Month of Design consisted of more than 100 individual events, among them Conference 09, Design EXPO – Brands & Science exhibition, Design in the City, National Design Awards ceremony and Eat & Drink Design. The 2008 event was entitled "Experience". In 2007, the Month of Design found inspiration in "Mediterranean identities".
The event's official publication, the Month of Design Catalogue provides key information on domestic and international trends in product, interior, and fashion design. It features award winners, innovative designers, architects, fashion designers, and Slovene and foreign brands presented at the design conference. The Big Design Directory formed an important part of the catalogue – a database of designers and companies involved in creative industries is now available only online.
Full of outstanding events, the Month of Design has formed a frame of a fixed annual programme alongside a variety of accompanying presentations, fashion shows, and installations.
As part of the Month of Design, Zavod Big hosts its annual design conference with eminent guests – internationally active and engaged practitioners – from designers and architects to managers and consultants to planners and strategists. In 2009 invited lecturers presented their work and visions within the framework of the theme "Sustaining Design Excellence".
Design Expo brings together exhibitors from a wide, interdisciplinary array of design spheres and activities, including companies and institutions, faculties and students.
Design in the City offers an opportunity to showcase design work either through presentation or exhibition at a chosen locations in the city centre. It aims to inhabit public space with products and events, to promote quality design, and thus contribute to a creative appearance of the city.
Bestowed at the grand opening of the festival, the National Design Awards consist of Designer of the Year, Interior of the Year, Success Story, Timeless Slovenian Design, and Young Prospective Designers award.
- Month of Design website
- Month of Design video
- Month of Design Conference 09
- Big Design Directory
- Big Creative Industries.si blog