Prague International Design Festival

24th edition of Designblok will take
place from 5 to 9 October, 2022

The selection process for this year's edition is already closed. Applications for the 25th Designblok will be accepted from spring 2023.

31st May, 2023 – Deadline for applications for participation

30th June, 2023 – Announcement of the list of projects accepted for participation

Locations of Designblok
& 2022 theme

Designblok will have two main exhibition houses this year: the Gabriel Loci and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. Gabriel Loci will be primarily focused on presenting contemporary international design news in the traditional Superstudio and Openstudio concepts, i.e. international brands on one side and designers and design studios on the other. Gabriel Loci will also feature the next edition of the international  competition Diploma Selection in the form if exhibiton and fashion shows, the themed central exhibition Designeria or the discussion-based Reflex Stage. This year's theme is FORREST.

As last year, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague will be a conceptually tuned exhibition space with its own theme, VIRGIN FOREST. The space on two floors of the museum will belong exclusively to creators and companies with Czech roots. It will also include the second edition of the Family Silver exhibition, which will present Czech family manufacturers in collaboration with Forbes magazine, the Terra Alba exhibition of contemporary porcelain and the Art House exhibition of collector's design in the form of an intervention in the exhibition of Vojtěch Lanna's historical glass collection.

SUPERSTUDIO

A space for exhibitions of companies, shops, and manufacturers. Superstudio presents novelties of Czech and international manufacturers, presenting products created in cooperation with top designers. All areas of design are presented here, especially furniture, lighting, and home accessories.

If you are interested in participating in the Superstudio, please apply for the selection process.

Contact person:

Sara Hölclová
Project Manager
sara.holclova@profilmedia.cz
+420 776 133 010

OPENSTUDIO

A space for expositions of designers, design studios, students, and schools. A laboratory of contemporary design, where product designers, fashion designers, jewelry designers, graphic designers, and illustrators present themselves. Primarily exhibitions of prototypes and small batch production without the participation of a commercial manufacturer.

If you are interested in participating in Openstudio, please apply for the selection process.

Contact person:

Tereza Knolová
Project Manager
tereza.knolova@profilmedia.cz
+420 721 640 020

EXTERIOR

The exhibition spaces of Superstudio and Openstudio are located in the unroofed part of Designblok.

If you are interested in participating in the exterior of Designblok, please apply for the selection process.

Contact person:

Sara Hölclová
Project Manager
sara.holclova@profilmedia.cz
+420 776 133 010

CITY / OWN SPACES

Exposure in own space. Shops, showrooms, pop-up shops, galleries, museums, art schools, or installations in unique spaces. The city as a living map of contemporary design.

If you are interested in participating in your own space, please apply for the selection process.

Contact person:

Sara Hölclová
Project Manager
sara.holclova@profilmedia.cz
+420 776 133 010

ART HOUSE

A curatorial exhibition space on the border of art and design, featuring Czech and international designers and artists. Some solo, others in collaboration with galleries.

The exhibitors are selected by the curators of Designblok, so it is not possible to apply for the selection process.

Contact person:

Tereza Knolová
Project Manager
tereza.knolova@profilmedia.cz
+420 721 640 020

GASTRO ZONE

A space that is part of the main exhibition space of Designblok and brings authentic refreshments to visitors and exhibitors. Presentation of cafes, restaurants, bistros, or food trucks that also sell their products for direct consumption.

If you are interested in the Gastro Zone, please apply for the selection process.

Contact person:

Sara Hölclová
Project Manager
sara.holclova@profilmedia.cz
+420 776 133 010

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