Prague International Design Festival


Designblok Diploma Selection International Project Has Just Started

29. 6. 2014

Designblok launches a big international project – a contest among European diploma (graduation) works organized under the auspices of EUNIC. Its trial year took place last year. The first year of the Designblok Diploma Selection competition will be held this autumn from October 7 to October 12. 


The Designblok Diploma Selection competition of European diploma (graduation) works in the field of design and fashion is open to all academy and university graduates who will graduate in the field of product design or fashion design in the participating countries ad regions in 2014 (Bulgaria, Lithuania, Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Wallonia, Portugal, Norway, Germany, Czech Republic). 


Deadline for submitting application forms:

July 10, 2014

Finalists will be announced on:

July 20, 2014

Application mail on


Designblok preparatory committee will choose one designer and one fashion designer from each country. Designers will have an opportunity to exhibit their work in the Designblok Openstudio. Fashion designers will have an opportunity to present their work on the catwalk in the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude during the Designblok Fashion Week. 


The finals will be held in Prague during Designblok. The international jury of experts will choose one winner in the field of design and one winner in the field of fashion design. The names of the winners will be announced at the Designblok closing gala evening on October 12, 2014. The winners will get an opportunity to present their work at individual installations at Designblok 2015. 


Main media partner of the project is ELLE International. 


The international jury consists of the following prominent figures: 

Rossana Orlandi, gallerist, Spazio RO, IT; Lina Kanafani, curator, gallerist, MINT shop, UK; Francois Leblanc, gallerist, S. Bensimon, FR; Gilles Masse, buyer, la Rinascente, IT; Andrea Běhounková, ELLE editor-in-chief, CZ; Danica Kovářová, Dolce Vita editor-in-chief, CZ; Tulga Beyerle, director of Museum für angewandte Kunst Dresden, DE; Agnieszka Jacobson, Head of Design at the School of Form, Poznań, PL; Cok de Rooy, curator, gallerist, Frozen Fountain, NL; Céline Pécheux, ELLE editor-in-chief, BE; Valeria Bessolo llopiz, ELLE, international director, FR; Esther Sternkopf, creative director, ELLE, PL, and others. 

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