The annual feast for all design fiends is set to take place between the 4th and 9th of October in Prague’s districts of Old Town, Karlín and Holešovice. These districts have become frequented by designers whose shops and studios have mushroomed, especially in the increasingly hip Karlín and Holešovice districts.
Designblok offers an astonishingly diverse display of the best that contemporary design has to offer, both local – an unparalleled showcase of established and up-and-coming Czech designers – and international London duo Barber and Osgerby, creators of the London 2012 Olympics torch.
Aside from industrial and product design, the event will also dedicate a special section to fashion this year, namely the Designblok Dreft Fashion Week which aims to be on par with its more established international forebears. Designblok’s 2011 leitmotif is fitting – the city with its various urban manifestations, be it architecture or sustainable development as the haven for design and its creators alike.