Skopje Design Week is a design oriented multidisciplinary platform that affirm the cultural and creative industries in the region and stimulate active role in creating better business, as well as social and political context for developing creative potential. The idea behind this international festival is to stimulate sustainable growth in design and innovation by creating a platform for experimenting, promotion, networking and horizontal and vertical cooperation.
The overall program of SDW is an ambitious mix of innovative disciplines, presenting the very recent achievements of product design, fashion, jewelry, music, gastronomy and business. Eye-catching and affordable design, high aesthetics in various forms produced by young and prominent designers, studios and companies from all around Europe exhibited in a form of fair, exhibitions and presentations are on the menu each year.Concept of the festival remains unchanged since 2011, meaning that besides the most recent regional design achievements each year the festival hosts one design power as a country in focus. Within this programme the organizers tend to introduce the global novelties in the region and stimulate exchange between that country. Country in focus in 2018 is Germany.
SDW as open and continuous process stimulates every creative person to express his potential in front of the international audience. Continuation during the whole year is achieved by linking the activities with the regional and other international festivals and permanently upgrading the international brand and the platform Ministry of Pleasure.
Skopje Design Week is a creation of Public Room – center for design and innovation, powered by the international platform Balkan Design Network.