One Design Week (part 2)

Today, we decided to visit more exhibitions. The festival is due till next sunday,so time is on our side. For our first stop we chose BRAVOS. 21 young Spanish product designers and their best creations, gathered in one exhibition. Not only their products were presented, but behind each of them an information about the creators and their work was collected and showed to visitors.

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On the second floor, we saw sculptures and pictures. They all were the fruits of the labour of Bulgarian artists.

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Our next stop was an old building, that used to be a cinema during the socialism. It’s not working for years, but today the doors were open and visitors were welcomed inside. On the first floor was the The Three Favorites exhibition. In this one each Bulgarian artist submitted three works inspired by and dedicated to three of their favourite works in some of the other arts:film, theater, opera, literature, music, in a combination of their choice: 3 posters on favorite films, or 2 posters on favorite music plus 1 poster on a book,  just as an example. A short text and a photo of the author supported each of the exhibited work.

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On the second floor was an exhibitions from the infamous virtual museum SOCMUS and consisted of Bulgarian film posters from the socialist era.

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The next place we visited was Visegrad. Six designers from the Visegrad Group from countries like Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, will try for four days to collect things from this neighbourhood( KAPANA) and to come up with design ideas. Each one of them will show with their creation, their own personal reading of the spirit of KAPANA.

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Next stop was Garderob and RRRUB, which is something about fashion and their fall collection and lamps. It was a very small room and we didn’t see much. But across the street, was an amazing place, where everything was hand made: jewellery, table-cloths, handkerchiefs, book-covers, cups, tea-pots, clothes and the amazing creations of one artist, that were made from porcelain, but looked like plastic cups.

Close to those two was a small room with a spatial installation of pharmaceuticals packaging leftovers. There were lighting objects and lamps, created by two Austrian designers that have been experimenting with this unconventional material for years. The installation’s name is Sister Blister, and it was fascinating.

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Not far from here, we found a room filled with Red Bull’s little fridges. Apparently creative designers had painted them in different ways and now we had the opportunity not only to look at them, but to vote for one of them.

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We visited also two or three more places, one of which was the exhibitions of an Israeli artist, where he showed his latest works.

It was an excellent day, filled with good emotions. But, I still have more to see from One Design Week and I am waiting for One Dance Week as well. I hope you like the pictures, and enjoy them as much as I did.



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