Designblok is an annual design festival showing the newest trends, historical design and inspiration from the present, a kind of design chart. The Festival was first introduced in 1998 and since then has grown bigger every year. In recent years there have been over 200 participants present. For those interested in the history of design or present trends, Designblok is the event which you don’t want to miss while visiting Prague.
Every year, there is one main huge venue, the so-called ‘Superstudio’, and many other smaller venues, either open all the time or just for one event. Superstudio offers seminars, conferences, fashion catwalks, and of course, features lots of installations from the best designers of the Czech Republic and throughout the world.
Fairs similar to Designblok are very well known in Europe. The producers of Designblok were inspired by Saloni Interni and Fiori in Milano, 100Guaranteed in London, Designroutes in Antwerpen, Designparcours in Munich and DesignMai in Berlin. The main idea is that the participants present their design news in their own showrooms’ authentic space and produce and organise their own special events.
Designblok takes place in October, usually in the first half of the month.
More info: website.