© Kollektiv Fischka/Mesteshukar ButiQ

© Kollektiv Fischka/Mesteshukar ButiQ

Guest Country


Salut, România! With its changing focus, year after year the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK gives us richly detailed insights into the creativity of another European country.

The spotlight onto Eastern Europe in 2017 illuminated a multifaceted landscape – both in topography and in design! Whether crafts produced in the rural Danube delta or the dynamic design scene in the urban centers of București, Timișoara, and Sibiu – design in blue, yellow and red was represented this autumn across the board of all festival formats. For example, with the Polytechnic University of Timișoara, the Romanian Design Week, and the Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna. And on top of these, the projects of the Stadtarbeit was thrillingly anked by outstanding Romanian design. So, all we can say is: Hello Romania! Wow!

“Even if you think you’ve already gained an in-depth view of a scene, there’s so much more to discover!”

Lilli Hollein,
Director of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK


Here you can find the 'Guest Country' projects 2017.