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Designblok
Prague International Design Festival
7. – 11. 10. 2020
Gabriel Loci

How to apply

Applications for Designblok 2020

Applications for 2020 are already closed.

If you are interested in Designblok participation, please contact the relevant project manager.

 

Exhibitors at Designblok are divided into several categories (Form of Participation) according to their specialisation and location:

Exhibitor can apply for the following spaces:

Superstudio – space for expositions of companies, shops and producers

Openstudio – space for expositions of designers, schools and studios

Exterior (exhibition space in the open-air section of Designblok) – space for expositions of companies, shops and producers but also designers, schools and studios

City/Galleries, Studios, Showrooms – galleries, pop-up stores, shops and showrooms or any other space the entity chooses for its presentation and is produced and used by it based on existence of a valid independent legal title.

You can apply for the following spaces only following a consultation with responsible manager:

Art House, contact person Alžběta Gabrielová (+420 728 952 123; alzbeta.gabrielova@profilmedia.cz)

Designerie, contact person Jan Makalouš (+420 736 515 360; jan.makalous@profilmedia.cz)

Fashion Shows, contact person Alžběta Gabrielová (+420 728 952 123; alzbeta.gabrielova@profilmedia.cz)

 

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Superstudio – space for expositions of companies, shops and producers

Designblok’s Superstudio presents new releases by Czech and international producers showing their products resulting from collaborations with top designers. All areas of design are represented here, with special focus on furniture, lights and interior accessories. Over 70 selected exhibitors present themselves in Superstudio.

 

Superstudio also houses the Hospodářské noviny Stage where lectures, workshops and company presentations take place every day.

Superstudio is managed by Jan Makalouš (+420 736 515 360; jan.makalous@profilmedia.cz).

 

Openstudio – space for expositions of designers, schools and studios

Designblok’s Openstudio, a creative lab of contemporary design, is dedicated to exhibitions of designers, studios, school studios and students who exhibit mostly prototypes and small-scale production without a commercial producer. Some two hundred Czech and international participants present themselves in Openstudio: these are primarily product, fashion and jewellery designers, graphic designers and illustrators. A section of Openstudio is dedicated to the Designblok Diploma Selection exhibition, a selective show of the best European graduation projects. Openstudio includes another Designblok support programme: the Erste Premiere Talent Display where Czech students present their works in a curatorial selection.

             Exhibitor can offer his products for sale.

Openstudio also houses the Reflex Stage, a platform where workshops, lectures and designer presentations take place every day.

Are you a designer, a studio or a school and want to present your work in Openstudio? Are you an art school graduate and want to participate in the international competition Diploma Selection in the category of product or fashion design? Submit your application form.

Openstudio is managed by Alžběta Gabrielová (+420 728 952 123; alzbeta.gabrielova@profilmedia.cz).

 

Exterior – space for expositions of companies, shops and producers but also designers, schools and studios

 

             Exterior combines expositions of Superstudio and Openstudio

Space is allocated by Organiser following an agreement with Applicant. It is dedicated to presentations of Exhibitors whose specialisation puts them both in Superstudio and Openstudio. When the size of exposition, specialisation and safety are considered, it can reveal as more convenient to place the exposition in the open-air section of Designblok.

If you are interested in Exterior, please contact manager Jan Makalouš (+420 736 515 360; jan.makalous@profilmedia.cz) who is responsible for this space.

 

City / Galleries, Studios, Showrooms (spaces located outside St Gabriel’s Monastery) – galleries, pop-up shops, shops and showrooms and any other space the entity chooses for its presentation and is produced and used by it based on existence of a valid independent legal title.

 

Dozens of galleries, exhibition spaces and showrooms in Prague have become an inherent part of Designblok. They prepare their own programme and special events for the audience during Designblok. Fashion brands, pop-up shops, jewellers and showrooms open exhibitions in their own spaces, as well as Prague art schools who exhibit works by their students and graduates. Museums exhibiting and collecting design also participate in this section of Designblok. You will find all the participants in the Map (link).

If you want to participate with your exhibition space in the city, the contact person is Jan Makalouš (+420 736 515 360; jan.makalous@profilmedia.cz).

    I am a food seller

    Food sellers can offer their products in the outdoor premises (exterior) or in St Gabriel’s Monastery (interior).

    Designblok offers:

    • The opportunity to sell your products (foodstuff, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and to present your company/shop/bistro/restaurant/food truck at a prestigious design festival.
    • A large number of wide-spectrum visitors and participants.
    • Participation of over 350 exhibitors and 48,000 visitors.
    • Various sizes of rental spaces in exterior and interior.
    • Guarantee of approximate location of the seller’s spot.
    • Connection to a 3 kW (16 A/220 V) power grid is included in the hire charges. Connection to a source of water or a stronger power grid is subject to an extra charge (please ask about the final charge)
    • The hire charge covers the entire duration of Designblok, i.e. from the opening ceremony to the last day of the festival (i.e. 5.5 days).

    Designblok requires:

    • Hire charges in their full (or a deposit) paid and a contract signed by 31. 7. 2020.
    • Uninterrupted operation and complete range of products on offer during the entire opening hours from 7. 10. 2020 to 11. 10. 2020 from 10.00 to 21.00 (opening ceremony on 6. 10. 2020 from 18.00 to 22.00).
    • Mutual agreement about the range of products and prices.
    • Quality and considerate presentation taking into account it’s a design festival.
    • Use of single-use plastics is forbidden.
    • Sale of beer, coffee and liquors (with the exception of product partners and official suppliers of Designblok) is forbidden.
    • 50 % reduction off the prices of refreshments for the core team of the organiser (10 persons).

    The contact person is Jan Makalouš (+420 736 515 360; jan.makalous@profilmedia.cz).

     

    You can send your applications for Designblok 2020 from March 2020 till 14th June 2020.

    Application form

    Jan Makalouš (Superstudio, Exterior, City / Galleries, Studios, Showrooms, Designerie, Gastro Zones) jan.makalous@profilmedia.cz, phone: +420 736 515 360


    Alžběta Gabrielová (Openstudio, Art House, Fashion Shows) alzbeta.gabrielova@profilmedia.cz, phone: +420 728 952 123

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