VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is Austria´s largest design festival, with a variaty of locations and events in Vienna. The festival, curated by Lilli Hollein, will enter its 9th round this year. Opening up creative processes and giving scope for experimentation on site are core elements of the festival concept. Design is more than just a designed object. VIENNA DESIGN WEEK defines design as an essential part of the cultural production. The festival shows that design shapes our material culture, our every-day life and our world as consumers. Simultaneously, it influences our lifestyles and most fundamentally our aesthetic senses and judgements.