The ninth edition of Romanian Design Week will take place between June 4-13, in Bucharest.
Under the theme #together, the festival will gather in its online and offline program organizations, designers, initiatives and events that offer a focus on the importance, success and contribution creative industries have in society, especially in a post-pandemic reality, when we are all looking for new ways to redraw everyday life are more concerned with the impact on the environment, the future we determine, collaboration and inclusion.
The central space of the festival will be Combinatul Fondului Plastic, an address that brings together an extremely valuable and effervescent artistic community (www.combinat.ro) and which will host some of the exhibitions from the #rdw2021 program.
A selection realised by the RDW creative board from the best design and architecture projects made in the last two years will be presented at the SENAT Gallery, in an exhibition designed by Attila Kim Architects.
Stradal (https://localdesigncircle.com/stradal-1), an exhibition dedicated to graphic design, which will focus on its importance in the public space, will be presented by Local Design Circle at UNA Galeria. The exhibition is a cultural project co-financed by Administraţia Fondului Cultural Naţional.
Rethinking Plastic will bring to the fore a collection of innovative and sustainable objects, developed and made of recycled plastic by designers and companies from around the world. A project of Searious Business, together with the Dutch Design Foundation and Yksi Expo, Rethinking Plastic is presented in the RDW 2021 program by ASAP at Phenomenon Gallery.
Zeppelin Design will propose a reinterpretation of the outdoor public space in a post-pandemic context, through a series of outdoor interventions.
For the second consecutive year, a series of international design exhibitions will be presented in the Design Flags program, to encourage dialogue between the Romanian and the international market, Romanian Design Week wanting to contribute to the development of local creative industries in a global context.
Romanian Design Week will celebrate creative communities and local hubs through the Design GO program, a format of the festival that proposes numerous satellite events and special design routes through Bucharest, but also in the Creative Quarter. An important pole in this program will be Muzeul Național de Artă a României, which will host an exhibition investigating the evolution of contemporary object design in Romania, a cultural project co-financed by Administraţia Fondului Cultural Naţional. This is the first exhibition approach developed by the Creative Quarter in partnership with Muzeul Național de Artă a României, one of the most important cultural anchors on its map.