Design connects. Especially in the case of the Passionswege. Ever since they were introduced, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has been connecting international and Austrian designers with Viennese production companies in the context of this curated format. In open work processes and free from the commercial constraints of conventional work relationships, desig­ners and businesses experiment, create and share their knowledge. The financial framework is established by the festival. Starting from stations in the city center, the format makes its way into the Focus District. The results of each cooperative venture – unexpected solutions, projects, objects or installations – are shown directly on site in authentic Viennese workshops and business premi­ses. Passionswege – this still means in its fourteenth year a format that highlights design and craft processes as the heart of the festival. VIENNA DESIGN WEEK bears fees and travel costs with the support of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce.