New perspectives and innovative solutions through sustainable cooperation! OekoBusiness Wien, the environmental service package of the City of Vienna, and the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK have launched the new format Re:Form. The project unites design, management consulting, and industrial companies to find ecologically and socially acceptable forms of doing business. Re:Form commissions flagship projects that demonstrate how the city can be made fit for the future through the interaction of sustainable design, strategic thinking, and the lever of economic implementation.

Re:Form has facilitated the cooperation of five teams made up of companies, designers, and in part consultants. The result of their work – a pool of prototypes and ideas for the future that can be seen in the Festival Headquarters in the Prater – range from the conscious use of human labor, energy, and material resources, via new types of networks, products, and services, to innovative ideas in the fields of internal and external communication, corporate culture, and identity. In order to reflect the orientation of Re:Form, the Vienna designer Stephanie Kneissl knowingly designed the exhibition architecture in line with the principles of the circular economy. There is an explicit desire that the work of the teams should continue beyond the duration of the project.

The teams were selected and put together, advised, and financially supported by the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, in cooperation with OekoBusiness Wien.