The 18th Designblok Attracts Tens of Thousands of Visitors
Designblok, Prague Design and Fashion Week – the biggest curated festival of fashion and design in Central Europe – this year welcomed over 200 exhibitors to the main Designblok venues, the Superstudio, Openstudio and Art House.
The 18th year of the biggest festival of fashion and design in Central Europe saw visitors come to the grounds of Výstaviště Praha, which housed the Superstudio, Openstudio and Art House. The venue also hosted a new event this year – Designérie – a landscape of experiences for both children and adults. In addition to the main exhibition venue, Designblok visitors got the chance to see many other exhibitions and installations in the best galleries, showrooms and pop-up shops across Prague.
The Výstaviště grounds in Holešovice welcomed 37,987 visitors: 26,077 were adults; 7,710 were made up of students, the retired and the disabled; and 4,200 were children under 15. The main Designblok venue at Výstaviště together with other Designblok exhibitions recorded over 52,000 visitors in total.
Designblok hosted installations and exhibitions at 32 locations all across Prague as well as special installations in public spaces. Located in the right wing of the Industrial Palace, the Superstudio showcased 65 producers, distributors and companies as well as 11 media organisations. The Art House hosted 15 art projects. The Openstudio exhibited 138 presentations by designers, design studios and school studios. The Designblok Diploma Selection competition presented a variety of installations, featuring work by 24 product designers – with a joint exhibition of their work displayed in the Openstudio – and 13 fashion designers – who showcased their collections on the catwalk. Designblok participants included designers from the Netherlands, Sweden, Lithuania, Wallonia-Brussels, Spain, Poland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Japan, France, Austria, the Czech Republic and other countries.
8. 11. 2016