International Festival ONE DESIGN WEEK 2016 Begins

Seven installations located throughout different parts of the city show why design matters.

The eighth edition of the international festival of contemporary design and visual culture began on June 10th in Plovdiv, and will continue until the 19th June. The festival will present over 300 artists from all over the world addressing the diversity of contemporary design from all possible aspects. This year the festival, which is organized by the “One Foundation for Culture and Arts” in partnership with the Municipality of Plovdiv and “America for Bulgaria Foundation”, and a general partnership Programista ;, with the support of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019, explores contemporary design – its multiple dimensions and the impact that has on our lives.

Over 50 events are included in the eighth edition of the festival – 24 expositions, an international professional forum with lectures by world-famous names in design; 18 workshops for children and adults; an open program, special design tours; three design contests; 12 presentations and 2 seminars, and a number of other special activities.

Among the highlights this year are 7 installations which are located at various points throughout the city.

“CAN I HELP YOU?” In the Kapana district presents a signature yellow chair and teapot, acting as navigation signs – allowing the cartoons, created by Alexei Klyuykov for the visual identity of ONE DESIGN WEEK, to take on their own life in the urban space.
DESIGN BOOKERY BY LIDL, which will be placed behind the City Art Gallery, Ul. Stanislaus Dospevski is a library of contemporary design, becoming an inspiring part of ONE DESIGN WEEK 2016.

At the center of Kapana is a nook built in the form of а three-dimensional corner. The installation, THREE DIMENSIONAL CORNER, is  made entirely of pallets and corrugated cardboard. Its author is Dana Zanzova. Dana deals with spatial design and selection of furniture and home accessories under the label Prez/Ramka.

The Hungarian designers from Studio Nomad  will present interactive sound installation Check-Point (ul. Hristo Dyukmedjiev and ul. Zlatarska). The experiment encourages the choice of unconventional routes in urban space combined with the use of conventional navigation structures such as doors etc.

The project FFFF in Kino Kosmos, ul. Gladston 48, is a project of Irini Pigaditi, a graphic designer with a degree from AKV | St. Joost in Breda. She participates in ONE DESIGN WEEK 2016 with an artistic installation, which in an interesting way expresses criticism of our time.

The project See_MO was implemented from the idea of the digital artist and designer Desislava Deseva in partnership with the multimedia artist Petko Tanchev.  This is a mechanical being that has the ability to perceive the surrounding environment in a unique way through the interaction of digital and analogue. The project can be seen at the House of Culture “Boris Hristov” Ul. Gladstone 15.