The third Zagreb Design Week, the biggest event dedicated to design in Croatia, will be held from the 3rd to 8th May, in “Lauba” and in adjacent building, “Hauba”. The Nordic countries will be the partner region, and #tdzg2016 will have rich content, offering another topic every day, such as domestic and international exhibitions of furniture, products and projects, conferences, panels and mini events, not only on the before mentioned location but also in the city centre of Zagreb. On Friday, May 6th, for the first time Design Night will take place on more than thirty locations through Zagreb. On top of it, #tdzg2016 will have charity character helping Europa Donna Association to raise funds for intraoperative radiation device.


The Third Zagreb Design Week (#tdzg2016) will be sponsored by the Mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandić, Zagreb Tourist Board and Croatian Chamber of Economy, and will be held on more than 4.000 m² in the House for people and art “Lauba” and adjacent building “Hauba”. The partner region of #tdzg2016 will be Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden whose designers will participate in #tdzg Nordic design exhibition, presenting innovative products and attracting the attention of domestic design lovers, and exchanging experiences with them.

“In the world of design, we turn to everyday life as a source of creativity. The world around us gives us inspiration and ideas to cherish and improve. The design in our countries is minimalist, with clean simple lines, and at the same time very functional design that contains only the essential elements. Design that you will see in this exhibition in many ways reflects our society – it is innovative, functional, practical and, although it can feel a certain Nordic spirit, has a lot that highlights the peculiarities of each country “- was stated in a letter of the Nordic ambassadors in the Republic of Croatia.


For the first time the Design Night will take place on Friday, May 6th, when design will become a part of everyday life of Zagreb – on more than thirty partner locations promotional events, cocktail parties, lectures or special sales will be organized. In addition to that, at Augusta Cesarca street, next to the European square, a Glamping dome will be built in cooperation with, exhibiting furniture and utensils from domestic companies and presenting glamorous way of camping. As every year, #tdzg2016 will bring together numerous domestic and foreign design experts, who will share their experiences about the role of design in economic development.

Taking into consideration the large number of facilities and numerous events that are scheduled for this year’s Zagreb Design Week, directors Tina Marković and Daniel Tomičić pointed out, “We expect that this #tdzg2016 will be even larger than the previous ones. Every year the goals have been set higher, thus this year offers super rich content. Be sure to visit all #tdzg Partner locations and participate in Design Night on the May 6th, because a fantastic program and discounts have been prepared. The conference Autho(r) will welcome a car designer from the popular MINI, a native of Rijeka – Ana Zadnik. #tdzg Market in “Hauba” will offer a unique opportunity to visitors to buy designer products at affordable prices. Two fashion shows; food design program, where we will print 3D food; numerous premieres, conferences, panels, and of course the entertainment after 21.00 hours, to socialize and relax are in front of us.” 


Another reason not to miss this year’s Zagreb Design Week, is cooperation with the Europa Donna Association. The Zagreb Design Week will have a charity character, helping the association to raise funds for the intraoperative radiation device. On the marked locations, during #tdzg2016, the visitors will be able to donate money for the purchase of this device that saves lives. Look for the daily schedule of events on the Facebook page and official Zagreb Design Week website.


By Danica Maričić

Interior Designer and Integrated Marketing Communications Pro, Loving Writing and Photography, Passionate about Life & Style, “True Blue” Mediterranean Girl, Curious Traveller & Designer