BELGRADE DESIGN WEEK 2014
Belgrade Design Week took place from 6th to 12th October 2014 at the old Staklopan factory in Belgrade. The program was divided into 5 segments: BDW Brand New World international conference; BDW DizajnLabs workshops; BDW DizajnPark exhibitions; Creative Forum Serbia; 100% Future Serbia group exhibition.
Belgrade Design Week 2014 was held under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Serbia and the Mayor of Belgrade, in association with the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, supported by embassies and institutions from Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Germany, Mexico, and India.
The exhibition “Out of the Box” – Design made in Israel, by Design Museum Holon described through common objects, the way in which Israeli designers cope with the passion to create in the face of the necessity to exist. Swiss artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, better known under the common name L/B presented to the Belgrade audience their exhibition „Comfort #8“, thanks to the support from the Swiss Foundation ProHelvetia. The Japanese design studio Nendo’s “Still and Sparkling” exhibition was composed of five concepts: press lamps, inhale lamps, inner blow and overflow tables, the x-ray vase and growing vases, created as a result of extensive research and experimental design approach.Laufen‘s exhibition “Freedom to Reshape” at the Belgrade Design Week presented the Swiss company as it is – groundbreaking, pushing the boundaries of its SaphirKeramik technology that has revolutionized the world of bathroom design.Thanks to Swiss Foundation ProHelvetia, the exhibition of Tom Strala, titled “Strala is Presence”, was also presented at Staklopan.His objects d’art are known and appreciated both as sophisticated and timeless pieces of art, as well as objects of function.Branko Starčević, a Belgrade based photographer, showcased at Staklopan his exhibition “People”. His work is both contemporary and nostalgic – an example of well thought out documentarist approach bringing out the film patina of a bygone era.
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