VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is Austria's largest curated design festival and has been taking place in Vienna since 2007. Recently it welcomed over 40,000 visitors to around 200 events per year.
VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is directed by Lilli Hollein, who next to Tulga Beyerle and Thomas Geisler is one of the founders of the festival. She conceptualises and realises the festival together with a team uniting a variety of areas of expertise and approaches to design. Beyond that VIENNA DESIGN WEEK relies on a strong network of dedicated supporters and collaborators. Since then, its focus has been bringing local and international design positions and relevant discourse to Vienna each year. VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is a culture festival, not a trade fair. The majority of contributions are curated by the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK organization and accompanied over a period of months, from idea to realization.