Between the 1st and the 31st of May, 64.000 visitors enjoyed work by 347 national and international design labels. The different programme items made it possible for Designmonat Graz to provide a basis for numerous collaborations and follow-up projects which will benefit the regional economy. The seventh Designmonat has been a great success for Creative Industries Styria.
“Making Ideas Visible” was the motto for this year’s Designmonat Graz. Alongside established programme partners such as the University of Applied Sciences, assembly designfestival and designforum Steiermark, there were several new partners in 2015, including AVL, Fesch’Markt, Wohlmuth Vineyard and Martin Auer bakery. This year’s partner city from the UNESCO Cities of Design network was the Canadian metropolis Montréal. The city’s designers introduced their city to the visitors with the “Ich war dort – Montréal meets Graz” exhibition. 16 students from the University of Applied Sciences also presented their personal experiences of the design city Montréal in the exhibition “Was kann des sein”, shown in the designHalle at Lazarettgürtel. (Visitor numbers Designhalle).