Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Design Palais is rocking

On the evening of September 30th the fourth VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has started off in the wonderfully lit Palais Liechtenstein with a grand opening Event, and was, hosted by H.O.M.E., an energetic kick-off for yet another 10 days in Vienna packed with design in all its facets. During the more formal part of the event, the three initiators of the festival, Tulga Beyerle, Thomas Geisler and Lilli Hollein aka the ‘Neigungsgruppe Design’ once more presented this year’s focal points of the festival and above all thanked all the many partners and sponsors that help make this growing international design festival possible year after year. Also the representatives of the principal partners of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK spoke in front of the large audience; Brigitte Jank, president of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, CEO of departure and Waltraud Wolf from the Vienna Tourist Board expressed all their best wishes for the festival 2010 and stressed not only the important role VIENNA DESIGN more