HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

AS THE END OF THE YEAR APPROACHES, WE ARE LOOKING BACK AT SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM BELGRADE DESIGN WEEK 2013 WE WISH TO SHARE WITH YOU.

WE ARE SENDING ONE BIG THANK YOU SQUARED TO ALL THE PARTNERS, PARTICIPANTS AND VISITORS, HOPING TO SEE YOU AGAIN AT BDW 2014!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
OWEN HUGHES, Wolff Olins, UK
Bags of energy, overwhelming hospitality, an inspiring mix of people, a refreshing lack of pretence – and of course lots of meat. Belgrade feels like a city where anything can happen, and Jovan and the BDW team have put it right on the creative map.
Daan Roosegaarde‘s fascinating ideas, opening doors to amazing future, were one of this year’s BDW highlights.
How to make a worldwide successful business from an innovation? Oskar Zieta is leading companies in Poland and Switzerland into a veritable industrial revolution.
How to become a rock-star in today’s design world? Innovating design since day one, Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram are blazing the trail.
And as our cherry on the cake, don’t miss the lecture of Sebastien Noel from TROIKA, who won the coveted BDW Grand Prix 2014 for best lecture, voted live by the conference audience!
H.E. Heinz Wilhelm,
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Serbia

The German Embassy has been supporting Belgrade Design Week intensively for the last five years, and we are very proud about that. It’s a fantastic festival, and this museum is so wonderful, I’m very happy to see it for the first time, because normally it’s closed. It has been closed for the last six years and it’s really a shame. We should try to open this museum to the public. Thank you BDW for starting the initiative and opening this place for us.
CFS
Creative Forum Serbia is our beloved new baby born in 2013! We wish it a long and exciting life…
European Design Awards
This year, Europoean Design Awards took place in Belgrade! It was staged in one of the most prestigeous Serbian cultural institutions: The Yugoslav Drama Theater.
Saša Marjanović,
Marketing Director of Samsung Adriatic / RS, 2013

At the beginning of the XXI century Samsung has managed to become a leader thanks to design. Design is not just about appearance, it also helps us operate in everyday life. We managed to change people’s attitude towards design: from “designed by”, to “designed for”. In our company, 30,000 people are engaged in design.

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