Kongresshalle am Zoo, Leipzig
26 – 28 October 2018
The Designers’ Open is a trade fair for the “new products this season” and will present to the public products from over 200 designers in various subject areas. New materials and features will be on display, as well as clothing and accessories, furniture and furnishings, and printed matter.
This year, the number of submissions to the event is greater than ever; a jury will once again select the most innovative and highest-quality applicants. The award-winning products will be presented during the event in the four areas of Research and Industry, Fashion and Accessories, Interior and Furniture, as well as Graphic and Media.
In addition, the Positions conference will take place on 27 October 2018 and is explicitly aimed at students and professionals from the graphic design industry. Speakers this year include graphic designer Sandra Kassenaar, the photographer Neven Allgeier, the graphic design studio Happy Little Accidents as well as the Prague-based Anymade Studio. The programme of the Designers’ Open also includes a fashion show, created this year in collaboration with the Freie Akademie Köln, as well as a guided route through the studios and workshops of the Leipzig city area. Tickets can be purchased here and cost 8.50 euros or six euros for a reduced day ticket.