Romanian Design Week 2019 presents over 200 design and architecture projects

Romanian Design Week 2019 presents over 200 design and architecture projects RDW2019

Romanian Design Week, a multidisciplinary event dedicated to local creative industries, already at its seventh edition, will be held in Bucharest from 17th to 26th of May 2019.

Wishing to bring the city’s creative communities under the spotlight, this edition proposes three circuits that integrate more than 30 entities from the communities and hubs – Cotton Industry, Creative Tribe and InCotroceni.

Additionally, the festival includes a central exhibition, which presents some of the best projects made in the last year by designers, graphic artists and Romanian architects, a series of capsule exhibitions signed by creative and local organizations, but also from Moldova or France, a special concept store dedicated to the Romanian design, but also the second edition of the RDW Awards, awards that encourage excellence within creative industries and promote Romanian designers.

Each of the creative clusters that will participate at Romanian Design Week 2019 will have a dedicated day in the program of the festival: Cotton Industry – May 21, Creative Tribe – May 22 and InCotroceni – 25 & 26 May.

Cotton IndustryBucharest Creative Cluster, a Bucharest industrial space located in 160 Splaiul Unirii, Bucharest, hosts the largest makerspace in Romania, Nod makerspace – a co-working space, makerspace, wood & metal workshops, private studios and meeting and event spaces, along with its soul project, MATER – the first and only material library in South Eastern Europe, and a series of creative businesses, such as La Firul Ierbii – space dedicated to community activism, Recul – theater and impro school, Protohub – the first 3D ceramics maker in Romania and Deschis Gastrobar, that aims to unite under the open sky the community of active and creative people. Each of them awaits their visitors at Romanian Design Week 2019 with insights about design, performing arts, architecture and much more, as part of the series of events specially imagined for this occasion. In addition to talks and workshops, at the Cotton Industry guests will be able to see two new creative spaces that will open in May.

Creative Tribe is a creative business community that operates in the same space of the ISAF building (Calea Giulesti 14, Bucharest). They all invite the RDW public to participate at a series of individual events, but also at the joint exhibition developed at the ground floor – a multidisciplinary exercise that talks about the specificity of their community. Over 15 entities will deploy their strengths, reaching areas such as: photo-video, fashion design, painting, sculpture, film production, art curator, music, object design, smart food & cooking. Creative Tribe proposes an exploration of the six floors of the building, a route that includes workshops, the official launch of a creative school with a new concept in Romania, a party on the terrace and many other activities signed by: Bianca Popp, Halucinarium Creative Triad, Attribute, CROM14, Oltin Dogaru Studio, FatFox Animation, Atelier Teli Iacsa, Smallet, ERSA Atelier & more.

InCotroceni, one of the most congregated communities of the city, is active in the last weekend of the festival with a new edition of the Cotroceni Bazaar. Similar to Portobello in London, the Cotroceni Bazaar brings together during two days the small local businesses and the courtyards and gardens of the locals who open up in an open-door community event. This year, the theme of the action is recycling and besides its organized yard sale, several businesses will develop their own activities.

The central exhibition of Romanian Design Week, the largest multidisciplinary event in Romania, will bring together five categories – Architecture, Product Design, Graphic Design, Fashion and Multidisciplinary Design – over 200 of the best projects made in the last year by Romanian designers, graphic artists and architects. The full list of exposed projects can be found in the enclosed annexe.

The exhibition will be arranged in the BCR building from the University Square, a historic monument, built in 1906 according to the vision of the architect Oscar Maugsch.

The same space will host a series of capsule exhibitions signed by: Lille Metropole 2020 – World Design Capital, part of the Romania-France Season Program; Bucharest University of Arts and Marcel Klammer; Igloo Association – Habitat and Architecture; West University of Timisoara – Faculty of Arts and Design; Zeppelin; Designforkidz; Miloš Jovanović; Moldovan Design Week; Smart Design Challenge, as well as exhibitions, installations or branded content made in partnership with IKEA, Absolut, Cemacon, MedLife or Illy.

The exhibition route proposed by 2019 RDW edition will be accompanied by conferences supported by: Mélanie Bernard, Denis Tersen (Lille Métropole 2020, World Design Capital), Vlad Dragusin (Candylab Toys), Marcel Klammer, MOME Design School Budapest, Romanian Architects Order, British Council Romania and also the first TypeThursday edition in our country.

The architecture of the central exhibition is signed again this year by Attila KIM Architects.

The Romanian Design Week concept store, developed in partnership with George, the first intelligent banking, will be open to visitors during the 10 days of the festival and will present a selection of curated design products from small pieces of furniture, decorations and books to stationery, accessories or jewellery.

RDW Awards, format powered by glo, rewards the projects from the central exhibition which distinguish by a unique approach, revealing the desire to celebrate what the Romanian design has best to offer in 2019. The winners will be chosen by 2019 RDW creative board. The event will take place at the Odeon Theater in Bucharest and will be presented by Mihai Gurei, member of the RDW creative board since its first edition.

Romanian Design Week supports and amplifies in 2019 the local creative industries’ speech, highlighting the major contribution that creative communities have in transforming the capital of Romania into a truly modern and European city.

More details about the 2019 RDW program will be published soon on

2019 RDW Partners:

A project by: The Institute

Presented by: George, the first intelligent banking

Powered by: glo

Partners: ABSOLUT, CEMACON, illy, IKEA, MedLife, Renault Romania, VERLA

A project co-funded by: AFCN

Co-producers: Bucharest City Council through the Expo Arte Cultural Center, Romanian Cultural Institute

Strategic media partners: Promenada Mall, Rock FM, Radio România Cultural, TVR

Media partners: Arhitext, BigSEE, National Company of Airports Bucharest, Designer, DesignWanted, Dezeen,, Glamour, Icon Design Italy, Igloo, IQads, Inspirationist, Modernism, Molecule F, Revista Arhitectura, RFI Romania, Sapte seri, thesignspeaking, V Fair, TPS ENGAGE, Zeppelin, Zile și Nopti.

Advertising campaign signed by Gavrilă și Asociații

Official suppliers: 360Revolution, InterContinental Hotel, kaustik,

Press monitoring partner: mediaTRUST Romania

Romanian Design Week has set itself as the most important multidisciplinary festival in Romania during the previous six the current state of development of the local design and creative industries: architecture, urbanism, interior editions so far – an x-ray of design, graphic design, fashion design, object design or other initiatives or projects that use creativity as the main development resource.

A project signed by The Institute, Romanian Design Week is an annual festival that promotes contemporary Romanian design as a tool that can contribute to social, economic and cultural progress. It is the first project entirely devoted to design, which targets both the large public and the professionals. Each year, Romanian Design Week draws a map of events and spaces that promote design.

George, the first intelligent banking, is a BCR © innovation, a financial digital ecosystem, with current account and dedicated card, which you can only get it online in just 10 minutes. Anyone can have George from distance, from his phone, tablet or laptop. At the heart of the first intelligent banking in Romania is the most popular digital banking platform from Europe, which already has over 4 million users. The platform was developed on the basis of advanced digital research, being created by IT teams, design, psychologists and behavioral sociologists. As a result of the involvement of ordinary people in all stages of the project, George has an exceptional level of customization: everyone can create their own version, adapted to their specific banking needs.

Cultural project co-funded by the National Cultural Fund Administration. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

France – the country invited to Romanian Design Week is a manifestation organized within Romania – France 2019 season.

Annex: Projects included in the Romanian Design Week 2019 central exhibition


441 Design Studio // ADNBA // Alexandru Szuz Pop // ARhit.BAAR // Atelier MASS // Bogdan Ciocodeica // CALUP // DAAA // Da-ac Studio& Oblic Studio // EFdeN // Irina Nemţeanu // IU studio // Loredana Gaiță și Miodrag Stoianov // LTFB Studio & RIZI // Mihai Popescu // Oblic Studio // Pluto by Night // Prototip Studio // Radu Teacă // Răzvan Bârsan + Partners // re-act now // Republic of Architects // Stardust Architects // STARH // Studio3plus // Studio Est // VINKLU // Yellow Office // Zeppelin // Z.I.D+

Product Design

Agnes Lukacs // Alexandra Constantinescu // Alexandru Buzăianu // Anca Dragu // Andrei Lazăr // Atelier VAST + Arh. Sebastian Cucu // ateliercetrei // BIANCOEBIANCA // Ceramic Sparrow // Ciprian Manda // Constantin Laurenţiu // Cosânzeana Nimurad Woodrepublic // DADA Studio by Dan Andresan // Dare to Rug // De ceramică – Mădălina Teler // DeltaCraft // DZNR Design Studio // Eliza Yokina // Georgiana Ghiț // Gramatschii Design Studio // GROUND DIGITALIA – Digital Ceramics Studio // i{n}stance // IUNGO STUDIO // Lână & Beton // makerHeads // Mihai Stamati // Milos Jovanovic // MORMI // Octavian Gugu // PANAMEA light bike // Peștele Fierăstrău // Prodid // Radu Abraham // Saru Design Studio // simplu.makershop // Stardust architects // Stardust architects*Atelier Tron*Studio mud // Ştefan Păvăluţă // Study/o // TiKA lab // UAU // Ubikubi // Veltra Bikes.

Graphic Design

Alice Voinea // Artemisa Pascu // Asociația Clubul Ilustratorilor // Bianca Dumitrașcu // Biodeck // Cărturești // Cătălina Zlotea // Cristian Călin // Daniel&Andrew // Diana Filimon // Dragoș Gavrilă & Roberta Curcă // Faber Studio // Glitch // Grapho_mat // High Contrast // igloo media // Ileana Surducan // INFINITEZIMAL // Ioana Trușcă // Irina Costescu // Irina Maria Iliescu // Iulia Groves // Lucian Lupu // Maria Surducan // Măscărici // Paul Dersidan // Primitiv Print // Radu Manelici // ROD Cărturești // Saddo // Save or Cancel // Sebastian Pren // Simona Stanciu // Sindroms // Sorin Trăistaru // Sounds like a book // Studio Interrobang // Super.serios // Thea Mihu // Tudor Elian & Matei Eugen Stoean // Victor Bartis // Visual Playground


Alexandra Iuliana Iancu // Alexandru Floarea // Ana Alexe // ANDRAHANDARICstudio // Andreea Castrase // Carmen Secăreanu // Chic Utility // Ellida Toma // Ferencz Borbala // Ioana Ciolacu // Lucian Vărvăroi // Matei Laurențiu Cosmin // MURMUR // Noemi Meilman & Robert Rațiu // Raluca Baciu // Roxana Davidescu // Sabina Pop // SEEN USERS // Skin Deep // Smaranda Almășan // SOLVE // Ştefan Toma


AMC România // Justin Baroncea, Cristina Ginara, Ioana Truşcă, Alexandru Ivanof, Radu Manelici // H3 // Ivan Patzaichin // Lana Dumitru, Mihai Barabancea, Anne Ivan, J. Britnic // Mind Treat Studios // Save or Cancel // Seethree

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