The Institute promovează industriile creative din România, urmărind să contribuie la modernizarea României. The Institute inițiază și organizează evenimente de 19 ani și a construit o comunitate ce reunește antreprenori, profesioniști și publicul industriilor creative din România.

Prin tot ceea ce face,  contribuie la construirea unei infrastructuri puternice pentru dezvoltarea antreprenoriatului creativ în țară, crește și diversifică audiența atelierelor, designerilor, micilor afaceri, agențiilor și manufacturilor, promovează antreprenorii și profesioniștii creativi pe plan național și internațional. 

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Romanian Design Week

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. 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.

Check here all about the 2019 edition!


The main exhibition includes, every year, over 150 projects of more than 100 designers, design and architecture studios. A board of curators selects the participants of the main exhibition, gathering under the same roof the best creative work developed by Romanian designers, artists and architects.


Besides the main exhibition, Romanian Design Week map includes connected events, hosted by design studios, design showrooms, creative hubs, boutique stores, art galleries, all united under the appreciation for great design.  
Check out and discover all the exhibition, parties and talks, part of the 10 days program of Romanian Design Week.


The festival’s international flair is reinforced by the introduction of a guest country. Up until now, these have included Netherlands (2014) and Denmark, Finland, Island, Norway and Sweden with a common project (2015). 
Besides the comprehensive network that has been built up over recent years by Romanian Design Week, creating multiple synergies, the great advantage for guest country primarily derives from media presence and publicity (local and international). In addition we invite international journalists and guide them through the festival, sometimes in individually planned tours.


The festival began as a private initiative devloped by THE INSTITUTE, but from the very start it has been sustained by the generous support of our esteemed partners. We are pleased to be working together with institutions and enterprises whose approaches we identify with and value. 
We particularly wish to thank our main sponsors, but also all of the other institutional partners and promoters, which came along the way to sustain us, for their loyalty and appreciation through the years.

Take a look at the past edition of Romanian Design Week and discover all the designers and their work, alongside with the connected events that were part of our program and the partners that made it all possible. 


►Main Venue // Telephone Palace
►Communication campaign // Gavrilă & Asociații
►Exhibition design // Attila Kim
►Categories // Architecture, Product design, Fashion, Graphic Design & Multidisciplinary
►Extensions // SHOW OFF, RDW Awards by glo, RDW glo Lounge, Carierul Creativ Hub+Store
►Sponsors & partners // UniCredit Bank, glo, Ciuc, Rompetrol, Telekom Electronic Beats, Absolut, Equitone, Forte Partners, Liliac, Entrance
►Institutional partners // Romanian Cultural Institute, AFCN, British Council, Bucharest Airports, The Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest


Main Venue // Cobălcescu 45
Communication campaign // Gavrilă & Asociații
Exhibition design // Attila Kim
►Exhibition Graphic Design: Ciprian N. Isac (Atelierul de grafică), Cătălina Zlotea
Categories // Architecture, Urbansim & Interior Design, Product design, Fashion, Graphic Design & Illustration
Curators // Adrian Soare, Ștefan Ghenciulescu, Ovidiu Hrin, Ștefan Vasilachi, Domnica Mărgescu, Andreea Bădală, Maurice Munteanu, Mihai Gurei, Emilian Cartiș
Guest capsule exhibitions  // STANDPOINT, SHAPING HUNGARY - design in the 21st Century, HILARIOPOLIS by ADNBA, WHAT MAKES A HOME by IKEA, DISLOCATED/FOLDED/DISPLACED - A Visual and Interdisciplinary Dialogue, ROOM 40 – Deciphering contemporary jewelry design, TRANSFORMERS, NORMALITY, SUCH A BRUTAL WORD! - An artistic exploration into disabilities, 3D PRINTING THE FUTURE, TYPOPASSAGE
Extensions // SHOW OFF, Architecture´s Night In
►Sponsors & partners // ING Bank, TASTEmakers, Absolut, gloiFUSE, Ciuc, Fortepartners, UPC, Entrance
►Institutional partners // ARCUB, PMB, Romanian Cultural Institute, AFCN, Bucharest Airports, The Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest


Main Venue // Amzei Market
Communication campaign // Gavrilă & Asociații
Exhibition design // Attila Kim
►Guest Country // Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Island, Norway and Sweden)
Categories // Architecture, Urbansim & Interior Design, Furniture, Lighting & Deco, Product design, Fashion, Graphic Design & Illustration, Hybrid Design
Curators // Adrian Soare, Ovidiu Hrin, Domnica Mărgescu, Maurice Munteanu, Mihai Gurei, Ștefan Barutcieff
Extensions // A turn for the better, Diploma SelectedRDW Classics, Designers´ Parade, Show off
►Sponsors & partners // ING Bank, Lenovo, Philips, Burn, Amber, Gealan, Absolut, Grolsch, UniCredit Bank
►Institutional partners // ARCUB, Romanian Cultural Institute, Bucharest Municipality


Main Venue // ARCUB Gabroveni
Communication campaign // Havas Worldwide ADDV
Exhibition design // Attila Kim
Guest Country // Netherlands
Categories // Architecture, Urbansim & Interior Design, Fashion, Graphic Design, Product Design, Game Concept Art & Design, Multidisciplinary
►Curators // Adrian Soare, Ovidiu Hrin, Domnica Mărgescu, Maurice Munteanu, Mihai Gurei
Extensions // Play&Rewind exhibition, Design for Chance Center, Vienna Design Week Creative Embassy, By the clicking an eye, Nordic corner
►Sponsors & partners // ING Bank, Intel, Lenovo, Rompetrol, UniCredit Bank, Nescafe Dolce Gusto, Absolut 
►Institutional partners // ARCUB, Romanian Cultural Institute, Bucharest Municipality, 


Main Venue // The Palace of the Chamber of Commerce
Communication campaign // Havas Worldwide ADDV
Exhibition design // Attila Kim
Categories // Architecture, Urbansim & Interior Design, Fashion, Advertising, Graphic Design & Branding, Product Design, Lifestyle
►Curators // Adrian Soare, Costin Popescu, Domnica Mărgescu, Maurice Munteanu, Mihai Gurei
Extensions // Design talks, Fashion´s Night Out, Architecture´s Night In, Urban playground, Young designers exhibition
►Sponsors & partners // Peroni Italy, ING Bank, UniCredit, Pepsi, Băneasa Shopping City
Collateral Events
Exhibition catalog

2013 - Preview edition

Main Venue // Știrbei Palace
Communication campaign // Rusu+Borțun Brand Growers
Exhibition design // Attila Kim
Categories // Advertising, Architecture, Digital Design, Fashion, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design
►Curators // Șeban Alexandrescu, Adrian Soare, Domnica Mărgescu, Maurice Munteanu, Milos Jovanovic, Corvin Cristian, Cosmin Bumbuț, Mihai Gurei
Extensions // Design your world exhibition, Students gallery, Architecture´s Night In
►Sponsors & partners // Peroni Italy, Pepsi, Intel, Entrance, Adidas, UniCredit Bank, Art Laboratoire

Collateral Events
Exhibited Designers


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For 10 whole days RDW boasts over Bucharest, presenting the processes, experiments and ideas, answers and solutions thought up by 200 designers. Come and be amazed, surprised or astonished. 

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