- Will Sorrell, please tell us how you are going to be involved in Romanian Design Week 2017?
It’s a pleasure to be invited to Romanian Design Week. I have a small involvement, contributing to the Creative Quarter conference, but I am looking forward to seeing the busy exhibitions and events programme, which is very impressive for a Design Week only in its fifth edition.
2.Can you briefly share with us your experience with The King’s Cross Creative Quarter: from how long it took to put everything together to how the feedbacks came afterwards?
The King’s Cross Creative Quarter was developed over a few months, in partnership with King’s Cross, one of London’s most exciting new creative districts. It was a great success – we turned King’s Cross into the most visited destination during the London Design Festival, and let the creative industries experience how much the area has changed over the last few years.
- What are your next projects?
Our next project is designjunction in September 2017. Designjunction is the UK’s leading design show, presenting a carefully curated selection of cutting-edge, contemporary design. This edition will be the show’s best year to date; we have an impressive list of international exhibitors, as well as installations, flash-factories and pop-up eateries. With 200 participating brands and 27,000 visitors last year, the show will expand again in 2017.
Staged every year in May, Romanian Design Week is a 10 days festival that promotes design as a pad for cultural, social and economical growth.
By promoting interesting ideas, energy and dynamism, vibrant exhibitions and extraordinary collaborations, RDW shows that Romanian design is so much more than what you can see at a first look. Events and showcases focus on product and industrial design, furniture, graphics, fashion, architecture and interior design. Besides the curated formats of the Main exhibition, the range of themes is also extended and transmitted by our partners, which host and organize connected events.
Romanian Design Week sees itself as a festival for and of the public and our aim is to make design accessible to a broad-based public. 30.000 design aficionados visited, each year, our main exhibition and the galleries, design studios and collateral events that were part of the RDW program.