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Save the date – the biggest design festival in Lithuania will be held on May 2-8, 2016! Events will take place in six cities of Lithuania – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Telšiai and for the very first time – in Anykščiai.

DESIGN WEEK LITHUANIA is an annual event dedicated to the synthesis of insightful solutions, original ideas and professional performance while highlighting the values of good design. All the latest artwork, concepts and products are welcome to join the festival in various forms – special events, workshops, lectures, exhibitions. We would like to highlight, that various professionals and amateurs are welcome to present their works: designers (product, graphic, fashion, textile, furniture, interior), educational institutions, photographers, companies and all individuals who understand the importance of design.

When talking about the festival of 2016 there are some important changes to mention. First of all, the color of DESIGN WEEK LITHUANIA visual communication is changed to grapefruit orange. Thanks to our Facebook fans who helped us to choose this color! What is more, in 2016 the festival will have a special theme “Connections”. With this theme we want to emphasize the huge impact that design can have on increasing the welfare of our country and also encourage artists to look for unusual ways to produce and present their works.

The festival will be opened with a ceremony of national “Good Design” awards dedicated to discover and highlight the best design in the country. The event will take place in Vilnius town hall where it will also be possible to see the exhibition of winners’ artwork. What is more, special guests from Hungary will be visiting the festival and will present the exhibition of Hungarian design. One more international event – conference “Design for Europe” will be held on May 3 – 4 in Vilnius. For interior design fans special events will be organised by magazine “”.

The city of Kaunas will continue with the topic of trash design and will also organise a fashion fair Kodas | 477”. In Klaipėda “Culture Communication Center” will join the festival team and Šiauliai will celebrate anniversary of the city. Telšiai that are announced the cultural capital of Lithuania 2016 will have Hungarian jewellery exposition and all the events of Anykščiai will he centered around recently opened art hub.

During the festival special exposition “Dizainovacija” will be presented in the windows of shops and cafes located in the cities center as a great chance for a young and already experienced designers to present their work to the larger audience. Also, special DESIGN WEEK LITHUANIA menu will provide tasty snacks all around the town in our partner restaurants and cafes.  

Full programme will be announced in April.

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Event powered by association “Design forum”.

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