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Sofia Design Week 2013: Meet the Speakers

sofia design week 2013

Sofia Design Week 2013 starts today and it takes place until 30th June. It is one of the best international festivals for design and visual culture, taking place every June in Sofia. It features a professional forum with prominent speakers from all over the world, as well as an extensive program of open events aimed at the broader audience.

The list of speakers at Sofia Design Week includes: Konstantin Grcic, Matali Crasset, Michael Marriott, Mark Chalmers, Erik Kessels, Ji Lee, Marti Guixe, Stefan Sagmeister, Genevieve Gauckler, David Carson, Peter Bilak and Tomek Rygalik, among others.


Konstantin Grcic, Matali Crasset, Michael Marriott & Mark Chalmers

Sofia Design Week 2013, The Balkan Date1


Erik Kessels, Ji Lee, Marti Guixe, Stefan Sagmeister

Sofia Design Week 2013, The Balkan Date

Genevieve Gauckler, David Carson & Peter Bilak

Sofia Design Week 2013, The Balkan Date


With its fifth edition, Sofia Design Week counteracts the skepticism and scant availability of information by putting you live in contact with the new wave of Balkan designers. Here and now Bulgarians, Romanians, Turks, Greeks, Serbs, Kosovars, Slovenians, Albanians, Montenegrins, Croatians, Macedonians, Bosnians and Herzegovians are creating a surprisingly interesting, different and potentially characteristic design.

Sofia Design Week 2013 launches discussions about Balkan design. Their main objective is to initiate creative exchange between the Balkan countries and to facilitate a more tangible presence of projects from the region onto the world map.

Sofia Design Week maintains loyalty to its mission to present good examples of design from across the board. However, this time we will enrich our selection with a focus on work from the Balkans.