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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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 an 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.



The main exhibition includes, every year, over 150 projects of more than 130 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.
This year location will be revealed in April, so stay close for news.
In 2016, the host of the Main Exhibition was Piața Amzei, a space which is the result of a contest from 2006, organized in partnership with the Romanian Architects' Order. 
Have a look at last years exhibitors and at their projects.



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. 
Apply here for this year program no later than 15th of March 2017.
Check out all the connected events that were on RDW 2016 map and discover all the exhibition and the parties, 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.

2017 guest country soon to be announced, so stay close for news.


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. 

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
Exhibition catalog


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
Exhibited Designers
Exhibition catalog


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, 
Collateral Events
Exhibited Designers
Exhibition catalog


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 Selected, RDW 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
Collateral Events
Exhibited Designers
Exhibition catalog