The capital of Slovenia has been for the 15th time hosting the International Festival of Design – Month of Design. The Festival, organized by Zavod BIG, has started on October 17 and will last until November 17.
The annual Month of Design, dedicated to know-how and creativity in design, is focused on exploring the role of design in creative industries, business, culture and social practices. Its vision is to support and establish Ljubljana as one of the creative capitals of the World. The festival offers an original platform for evaluation, promotion and identification of significant achievements in the field of design in Slovenia and in the world.
This year’s festival focuses on the integration of creative industries with economy. The main focus goes to wood and tourism. The events include the Festival Wood Icon 2017 on October 18, Festival of Creative Tourism 2017 on October 19, Cristoph Behling: Designed with timeless perfection on November 9. Several international experts and creators share their knowledge and experience through exhibitions, lectures, round tables and other events.
The festival is held in the City of Design, multidisciplinary platform at the premises of the former printing plant Mladinska knjiga and the first design center in Slovenia established by Zavod Big. A pop-up centre fort the creative economy and a place for new business opportunities, reflection and new visions, exchange and co-operation, ideas and solutions, and the presentation of the latest novelties.
Zavod Big in addition to the Month of Design organizes annual international festivals Big architecutre and Houses of the World, and publishes Houses magazine.