Vienna Design Week is “Austria’s biggest design festival and it bridges the gap between the specialist and the broad-based public. It is a showcase for national and international projects, formations, creative and production processes, also experimental approaches in architecture and of course design in all its facets – graphic, product, furniture, industrial and social design. Most of the contributions are commissioned by the Festival and created especially for the Vienna Design Week.” This year in collaboration with museums, manufacturers and designers from all over the world, the festival offered more than 150 events, exhibitions, installations, guided tours and numerous parties. 2015’s Vienna Design Week presented as host country France. Theater of important initiatives is the district Favoriten (10th district), where there is headquarters of the festival with Info Point, Pop-Up Café and laboratory. The central event of the Vienna Design Week was the “Passionswege”, the paths of passion: some Austrian and International designers selected were invited to collaborate with experimental and playful Viennese shops or with the oldest Vienna’s companies, the aim was to rediscover and enliven local production facilities.
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