DESIGN.VE – VENICE DESIGN BIENNIAL is a biennial design festival located in Venice. It runs in parallel with the first month of the Architecture Biennale.
DESIGN.VE – VENICE DESIGN BIENNIAL is a new format devoted to design and providing a wider look at the design world.
It is centered around a thematic group show presented alongside a series of collateral exhibitions located across the city.
Unexpected places for design: historic buildings, hidden cloisters, design boutiques, private galleries and intriguing places will plot the design cardinal points of the DESIGN.VE MAP.
Participation is open to emerging independent designers and established brands alike, as well as museums, universities and galleries.
The third edition of DESIGN.VE – VENICE DESIGN BIENNIAL is going to take place in various locations throughout the city from May 21st to June 14th, 2020.
The curatorial theme of this upcoming edition is DESIGN AS SELF PORTRAIT.
2018 SECOND EDITION
DESIGN.VE – VENICE DESIGN BIENNIAL 2018, organized with the main support of GENERALI – Valore Cultura, presented the work of more than 200 participating international designers, 1 central collective exhibition at Palazzo Morosini Gatterburg, 19 side projects, 3 paths dedicated to the design and discovery of the city (in the areas Accademia/Zattere, Castello, Cannaregio).
Almost 40,000 visitors for 1 month of opening to the public, 20,000 maps distributed together with the Biennale Guide in the days following the opening that saw an estimated audience of between 1500/2000 attendances among designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, curators and international collectors.
Covered by leading newspapers in the world of design, including Wallpaper, Living Corriere, Interior, Il Sole 24 Ore, Icon Design, Elle Decor, Designboom, Artribune.
2016 FIRST EDITION
DESIGN.VE – VENICE DESIGN BIENNIAL 2016, organized in partnership with AtemporaryStudio, presented the work of more than 80 DESIGNERS – either independent or representing their manufacturing industries – and artists in 12 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS concentrated around two main areas: the Accademia/Zattere area, close to some of the most important cultural sites of Venice as for example Punta della Dogana, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the renewed Gallerie dell’Accademia, and the Castello area, that is the cross point of the paths leading to the Giardini and the Arsenale, the Biennale venues.
DESIGN.VE – VENICE DESIGN BIENNIAL is a project of VENICEARTFACTORY