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Tue 14.8.

BIO 23 – Ljubljana Biennial of Design 2012

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 14.08.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

BIO 12, 1988

The Biennial of Design (known also by its Slovene acronym BIO) is one of the few major international design exhibitions that has a tradition of more than forty-eight years of presenting contemporary trends in international design. From the first biennial in 1964 to today, BIO has presented twenty-two exhibitions surveying the state of international design. The organiser of the biennial is Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO).


For the 23rd Biennial of Design international call for entries the Museum for Architecture and Design received 437 submissions from 38 countries. The BIO curators Margo Konings and Margriet Vollenberg of the Dutch studio Organisation in Design made their selection for BIO 23 based on the concept, on their expertise in contemporary design and their experienced sense for good design and chose 90 submissions from 27 countries. The selected works for the exhibition are divided into four main categories. Selected works show an impulse of how designers and the works they create are influenced by modern technologies, digitalisation and new technologies and how contemporary designers embrace the resourcefulness of nature and its processes.


The awards given at BIO represent a recognition of quality in design. They are given in accordance with professional standards set by the organiser – The Museum of Architecture and Design – and the international design experts who constitute the jury.

BIO 23 jury members are: Giulio Cappellini, Sven Jonke, Sophie Lovell, Jimmy MacDonald and Vasa J. Perović. The BIO 23 jury will convene in Museum of Architecture and Design on 24–25 September 2012.

23rd Biennial of Design
27 September – 11 November 2012

Museum of Architecture and Design
Pot na Fužine 2
1000 Ljubljana

Opening time of the exhibition
Open: Thusday−Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm
Closed: every Monday and on 1st November
Ljubljana City Public Transport
line 20 Nove Stožice-Fužine
line 22 Kamna Gorica-Fužine

Image of the Exhibition Silent Revolutions that presents contemporary Slovenian design


BIO 18, 2002

BIO 5, 1973


BIO 1, 1964

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai BIO 23 – Ljubljana Biennial of Design 2012