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Wed 21.9.

DESIGN DAYS 2011 Geneva – 22 to 25 September

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 21.09.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Design Days 2009: tuk.tuk by Moyard in the Mamco courtyard

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.

Design Days 2010: conference at ECAL on Lebanese design with Bokja Design

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