Romanian Design Week 2019 takes place May 17-26 in Bucharest


Romanian Design Week, multi-disciplinary event dedicated to the local creative industries and that had reached the seventh edition, takes place in Bucharest during May 17-26. This year the festival proposes three circuits that integrate over 30 entities from the creative communities and hubs – Industria Bumbacului, Creative Tribe and Incotroceni.

To those its added the central exhibition, a series of capsule-exhibitions signed by local creatives and organizations, but also from Moldova and France, a concept store dedicated to the Romanian design and the second edition of RDW Awards that encourage the excellence in the creative industries and promotes the Romanian designers.

The central RDW 2019 exhibition proposes the exploration for the first time of the BCR building in Universitatii Square and comprises of over 200 of one of the best projects created in the last year by designers, graphic designers and Romanian architects. The exhibition, the most complex so dar, reunites five categories – Architecture, Product Design, Graphic Design, Fashion and Multidisciplinary. Moreover, it is part of the Museums’ Night.

The visitors will be able to discover a variety of products from the first bicycle from laminated bamboo in the world, a digital dictionary for the people passionate by advertising and online, a book sign that can adapt the light in the reader’s room and fashion pieces that claim the society’s need for promoting equal rights and the mutual respect between sexes, up to houses that were abandoned and re-brought to life and reintegrated in the communities’ life and interactive installations.

The RDW  central space includes also a series of capsule-exhibitions signed by creatives and local or international organizations:  Lille Metropole 2020-World Design Capital, part of the program Romania-France Season; The Art University Bucharest and Marcel Klamer;  Igloo – Habitat Association and Architecture;  Timisoara’s West University – The Art and Design Faculty; Zeppelin; Designforkidz; Miloš Jovanović; Moldovan Design Week; Smart Design Challenge, as well as exhibitions, installations or branded content created in partnership with Absolut, Brico Depôt, Illy, IKEA, MedLife and Renault.

The exhibition design is signed this year as well by Attila Kim Architects and proposes a complex road that follows the building’s personality and characteristics, but, at the same time, surprises the visitor through the elements used in decorating, as well as through the content’s integrity. The installation inside the building are created with the help of Cemacon.

The exhibition route has added to itself a Concept Store, developed in partnership with  George, the first smart banking, that will be open to all the visitors during the 10 days of festival and will present a selection of design products carefully curated -from ceramics objects to illuminating bodies, books, accessories or jewelry.

Moreover, this year Romanian Design Week presents the RDW Talks, supported by Medlife, a series of conferences of design themes, during which the passion for the field is dissected down to the finest details.

Romanian Design Week 2019 complete program:

Opening central exhibition RDW 2019 // 17 May, 19:00

BCR Building, Universitatii Square

Central exhibition RDW 2019 // daily 10:00-22:00 // S: 18 May, 10:00-01:00 (part of the Museums’ Night program)

BCR Building, Universitatii Square

The ticket is RON 20 and it can be bought here or at the entrance.

Industria Bumbacului (Cotton Industry)// 21 May, starting 16:00

160, Splaiul Unirii

The visitors can see a dynamic eco-system in which any creative mind finds its co-working space, NOD makerspace, will explore Mater, the first materials’ library in South-Eastern Europe, will be able to take part in a series of open doors and join the program proposed by RECUL, Protohub, La Firul Ierbii and Fabrica Gastrobar.

Creative Tribe // 22 May, starting 18:00

14, Calea Giulesti

A series of events connected with the design at many levels: from exhibitions and an interactive installation to workshops, discussions about fashion design or animation, the official launch of a creative school and other activities and spaces to discover in the six floors of the ISAF building, in the end the community celebrating with a terrace party.

RDW Awards by glo (participation only by invitation) // 24 May, 19:30

40-42, Calea Victoriei, Odeon Theater. Event presented by Mihai Gurei.

Incotroceni // 25 & 26 May, 11:00-19:00

Cotroceni Quarter

RDW 2019 partners:

A project by: The Institute

Presented by: George, the first smart banking

Supported by: glo

Partners: ABSOLUT, Brico Depôt, CEMACON, illy, IKEA, MedLife, Mol, Renault Romania, VERLA

A project co-financed by: AFCN

Co-producers: Bucharest City Hall through The Cultural Expo Arte Center, The Romanian Cultural Institute

Strategic media partners: Promenada Mall, Rock FM, Radio Romania Cultural, TVR

Media partners: Arhitext, BigSEE, Compania Nationala Aeroporturi Bucuresti, Designist, DesignWanted, Dezeen,, Glamour, Icon Design Italia, Igloo, IQads, Inspirationist, Modernism, Molecule F, Revista Arhitectura, RFI Romania, Sapte Seri, thesignspeaking, V Fair, TPS ENGAGE, Zeppelin, Zile si Nopti.

Creation: Gavrila si Asociatii

Official suppliers: 360Revolution, Hotel InterContinental, kaustik,

Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST Romania