From 5 to 11 June 2023, six Lithuanian cities – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Alytus, Telšiai and Anykščiai – will be immersed in a design fiesta, inviting guests to explore new looks for themselves, their homes and their businesses.
Theme and colour
The organisers announce the theme of Design Week 2023 – #Challenges. This is the organisers’ invitation to face the challenges face to face and dare to create further together, using design to solve everyday problems.
Viva Magenta is Pantone’s colour of the year. Starting this year, in collaboration with the Colour Institute, the organisers of Design Week are delivering the message that the colour of the year 2023 is “an unconventional shade for an unconventional time”. A colour that pulsates with energy and boldness, this colour encourages optimism and invites experimentation, perfectly reflecting the characteristic of the #Challenges theme.
Because design challenges start with pure mathematics, or the latter in the guise of philosophy – this year’s Design Week poster is reminiscent of the ancient Greek scientist Euclid. Or more precisely, the golden ratio, otherwise known as the harmonic ratio or the divine proportion, as first described by him. Although pyramids in ancient Egypt are also thought to have been built on the basis of the golden ratio, it was in the 4th century that Euclid used this ratio to draw regular pentagons and decagons. Later, many scientists have described and used the divine proportion to discover solutions, and artists have created many systems. In music, the golden ratio brings harmony and dynamism, in sculpture it creates perfect proportions, in architecture it helps to fulfil functionality.