Everyone – from design studios and architecture firms, to Austrian and international companies of all sizes, to museums, cultural institutions, and universities – is invited to become part of Austria's most important design festival with their program.

The VIENNA DESIGN WEEK focuses on quality instead of quantity. To achieve an effective and convincing presence, we will be happy to advise you and discuss your ideas with you in detail. This is how a PLATFORM – and a festival – is created from individual program points.

The program points of the PLATFORM participants take place at independent locations throughout Vienna. These are organized by the participants themselves and then communicated and promoted by the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK in the festival program. In this way, your content becomes an organic part of the festival.

All details and included services can be found here


Time, format, and content of PLATFORM contributions can be freely designed: from a one-off workshop to an exhibition over the entire duration of the festival. A festival lives from the character of "now-or-never": show new content, communicate your work, and convince our audience to visit your contribution because it can only be experienced in this form during the festival period.

Your contribution could be: product presentation, talk, exhibition, installation, pop-up store, performance, workshop, work-in-progress, ...


  • be an active part of a dynamic design festival
  • direct contact with (inter)national professional audience, journalists as well as a broad, design-enthusiastic public
  • exchange with the festival network
  • synergies, contacts, and new impulses
  • national & international media presence
  • invited journalists accompany the festival – thus also your contribution
  • intensive marketing and PR efforts on all our channels – Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, newsletter and website


A contribution to PLATFORM costs € 5,500.

In order to strengthen the creative industry and represent the broadest possible picture of the design scene, we offer a tiered discount model with the same benefits. The funded places are allocated according to curatorial criteria.

€ 3.300 (excl. VAT)
for SMEs, cultural institutions, universities

€ 1.100 (excl. VAT)
for young design studios


If you are interested in participating, please send us a short concept including images. If you have any questions or would like to discuss ideas, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK team is of course always available.

Deadline for submission is June 15th, 2024.


Alma Fiala
+43 676 420 3220  

VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/ Kollektiv Fischka