Venice Design Week is a festival featuring a week-long series of exhibitions, events and activities that seeks to promote and celebrate design heritage and contemporary design scene. It is a platform of creativity. 

The Venice Design Week was conceived by Lisa Balasso in 2010. Building on Venice’s existing craft and design activity, her concept was to create an annual event that would promote creativity from all over the world, calling designers, thinkers, retailers and educators.

Government of Venice and the Regione Veneto give their patronage to the VDW for its strong vision to connect history and contemporary Design.


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