DESIGNERS OPEN in Leipzig on Oct 26 - 28 in Leipzig

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In 2012, DO/Market will once again become central Germany’s largest trade plaza for modern design. Since the show’s first edition in 2005, Designers’ Open has developed into a popular industry rendezvous. Here, established designers, upcoming talent and students all come together to present and sell new works in product, fashion and interior design. Attendees include visitors interested in design, dealers and journalists – last year, more than 12,500 visitors made the pilgrimage to Baumwollspinnerei, a former cotton mill in west Leipzig. The world of design is in perpetual motion, and Designers’ Open is no exception: This year, the show is returning to the centre of Leipzig to appear at another spectacular venue. DO/Industry will be making its third invitation to representatives from industry and science to come interact with designers. This year’s topic “smart technology – new design” is being rolled out with its own exhibition space, a high profile expert conference and a special exhibition. After past focus at DO/Industry on intelligent materials and their application – such as technical textiles for functional use; organic and printed electronics – it’s all about the rapid developments in new technologies in 2012. Growing mobility and an increase in energy demands with diminishing resources mean that designers are facing stirring challenges. With presentations for new technologies and initiatives for interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, academics and industry representatives, the 2012 Designers’ Open is creating momentum for an exciting future.

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CCI events

Designers' Open Leipzig 2013

25. - 27. October 2013: Design Festival Leipzig | DESIGNERS´ OPEN - one of the leading German design festivals.

InNova Camp Festival

27-28 September, InNova Camp festival will be organized in Klaipeda by KEDA.


30. August - 01. September 2013 - IBUg Festival for Urban Culture in Germany: a lab for international urban artists and a way of life!

in fashion munich

in fashion munich - trade fair for fashion and accessories on 11th and 12th August 2013 in Munich, Germany

Network partners

Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument)