Some say it’s all about living in the moment. We say think about tomorrow.
Thursday 22 September sees the opening of the fifth annual edition of DESIGN DAYS, organised by the French-Swiss design and architecture magazine ‘Espaces contemporains’. The event brings together the best of contemporary design and functions as a design-cultural platform for meeting and exchange, aimed at both professionals and the general public.
Taking place across various locations in Geneva’s city centre, including the quartier du Bains, the Auditorium Arditi cinema and the Freestudios, designers will be showing industrially designed products, as well as limited-edition objects, prototypes, one-off pieces and installations. There will also be several exhibitions, among them Les Espaces du design, a selection by ‘Espaces contemporains’ of the best Swiss design of the past year, designed by Adrien Rovero.
In addition, 20 contemporary furniture showrooms will be hosting special exhibitions. Free shuttle buses connect the various venues, creating a large design trail, called ‘Le Circuit du design’.
Don’t forget to check out HEAD’s (Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design) activities, too. They’ll be hosting an exhibition by Noam Toran, as well as a number of conferences, co-organised with ‘Espaces contemporains':
23 September: Ignaz Favata : Joe Colombo + Alberto Alessi
24 September: Conférence Nitzan Cohen + Noam Toran
25 September: Swiss round table: Philippe Cramer, Jorg Böner, Philippe Bestenheider, INCH Furniture
at HEAD, boulevard James-Fazy 15, Geneva, Switzerland
to the Design Days website
to the Espaces contemporains website